Announcement: We are very sorry to inform you that we are no longer funded, to provide pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and early parenting education, by the Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast District Health Boards. We are sorry if you are unable to find what you are looking for. We are going to take some time to regroup and make some changes. Please check back with us in early 2022.   


We love to support new parents and we want you to have access to the most up-to-date childbirth information, so you are empowered to make informed choices, for both yourself and your new family. We also want you to have an opportunity to meet and join others beginning their parenting journey. Your birthEd childbirth class is the perfect place to start new friendships.


Your Birth Essentials is an informative and fun course, which will provide you with ‘the Essentials’  – what you need to know, to be prepared for your labour and birth.

Some of the topics covered over 5 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
  • Medical intervention
  • Breastfeeding
  • After the birth
  • Caring for your baby
  • Postnatal depression and taking care of you
  • Support and help services

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

Your Birth Essentials is $147 for you and your support partner.