Young Mums

We offer ‘Your Birth Essentials – a one day course’ in a young mum friendly way. This course is specifically for younger women under 24 years old (and their support partner), and are taught at Youth Centres and Teen Parenting Schools, where the atmosphere is welcoming, relaxed and fun! Come and join us on this one day course and meet like-minded new mums on a similar pregnancy and parenting journey as you!

Some of the topics covered during this course:

  • Your pregnant and birthing body
  • Labour overview and stages
  • Birth choices
  • Self-help during labour and birth
  • Pain management
  • Medical intervention
  • Breastfeeding
  • After the birth
  • Caring for your baby – bathing, dressing, sleeping, soothing and loving (and more!)
  • Postnatal depression and taking care of you
  • Where to get help? Support and help services

This course is currently being taught at:

  • Greenstone Doors (Lower Hutt)

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided

If you are under 24 years old, this course is funded and free to those in the Hutt Valley area.

Kaupapa Māori Antenatal and Kaiāwhina Education (M.A.K.E) is a hui for pregnant māori women and their whānau support, a compact course held on a marae with lunch included.

Please click here for more information.