Your Birth Essentials - Young Mums - an antenatal course for pregnant women aged 24 and under living in the Hutt Valley to attend with their partner/support person. This is the same content as the general courses but is designed especially for younger Mums, and it is usually held at Vibe in Lower Hutt. You want to be starting this 5-week course around the 26th - 28th week of your pregnancy.

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


You want to be starting this course around the 26th - 28th week of your pregnancy. 

During this course you will cover the following topics and much more:

    • 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
    • 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

This is a FREE course, but only to those living in the Hutt Valley. 

We recommend you also book into a ‘Your New Baby’ course as this will give you valuable information about taking care of your baby. Check out our other ‘follow on’ courses – Keeping Your Baby Safe, Out of the Blues, Homebirth and Breastfeeding Masterclass. 

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