Between 10-20 mums out of 100 will suffer from antenatal and/or postnatal distress (PND) – depression or anxiety or both.

This 3-hr session will provide information about PND, so you know how to recognise the symptoms and be able to make a ‘game plan’ so that you can get back to your best self.

Partners and babies are welcome as they may be affected too.

Keeping You Informed: We now have new courses up on our website for early 2021. We’ve been making some changes, so that we can bring you more of what you want! You will have more opportunities to learn about having your baby, and taking care of you and your new family. Our goal is to still continue to deliver a great range of valuable courses. To achieve this, we need to begin to charge for some courses. This will enable us to expand our course offering, while maintaining the same high quality childbirth and early parenting education. Our HVDHB funded courses will remain free to women, in the Hutt Valley, who have a Community Services Card. As of the 1st of November some courses may incur a fee, whereas bookings made prior to this date are unlikely to have incurred a fee. We remain committed to ensuring the best face-to-face training is available to you, by maintaining our small class sizes. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch,

The Team at birthEd

Some of the topics covered in this 3-hour course:

  • What is PND? Depression? Anxiety? Both?
  • Can it start during pregnancy?
  • Who is at risk?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • Common scary feelings and thoughts.
  • It’s ok to not be ok! To feel overwhelmed and anxious
  • Where can I go for help?
  • What can I do until I get the help I need?
  • Suggestions for partners and whanau
  • Tips on baby’s normal behaviours that sometimes can be very confusing and add stress

At birthEd we want to create the best learning environment we can for you and your partner. Our small class sizes mean that you’ll get an opportunity to have the best face-to-face training we can provide, and have all your questions answered.

Out of the Blues is $30 for you and your support partner or free to you and your support partner, if you have a Community Services Card and reside in the Hutt Valley.

Please click the book now button and either use PayPal or your Community Services Card to complete your purchase and register on a course.

If you would like to know if you are eligible for a Community Services Card, then please click here