This course will prepare you for giving birth and what to expect in those first weeks with your new baby

Some of the topics covered over 9 weeks;

  • Nutrition, pregnancy safety and general health issues
  • What midwives and doctors do for you
  • The pregnant and birthing body
  • Labour overview and stages
  • Birth choices
  • Self-help during labour and birth
  • Pain management
  • Delivery suite tour
  • Your newborn’s needs
  • Breastfeeding
  • After the birth
  • The baby check
  • Jaundice
  • Vitamin K
  • The Guthrie test
  • Caring for your baby
  • Parenting in the early days
  • Postnatal depression and taking care of you
  • Support and help services
  • Visit from ‘new’ parents

This is a FREE course, but only to those living in the Hutt Valley as it is funded by the HVDHB.