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Auckland DHB Antenatal Classes - Pregnancy and Parenting Education

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Pregnancy & Parenting Education Classes

The Women’s Health Directorate at Auckland District Health Board (DHB) provides a new and enhanced programme for publicly funded pregnancy and parenting education. The service is for all women expecting their first baby, their partners and whanau.

Accessing the Classes

Women and their partner/support person can access face-to-face pregnancy and parenting education in community locations. 

Courses consist of 2 x 3 hour classes run over 2 weeks, or a block course of 6 hours.  One of the block courses is for speakers of Mandarin. Bookings are essential.

We will contact you in writing to confirm your booking.

Please note that we do not accept bookings until women are 14 weeks pregnant.  Ideally, you will be about 30 weeks pregnant when you attend a pregnancy and parenting class.

Classes are available in:

  • Parnell (Birthcare)
  • Panmure
  • Mt Roskill South/Mt Roskill
  • Blockhouse Bay
  • Auckland CBD

View the Pregnancy and Parenting Education Class Lists or register for a Pregnancy and Parenting Education Class.

(Please note: Some users, particularly Hotmail email account holders, are finding our email confirmations are being blocked because of an attachment.  Please CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM EMAIL FOLDERS if you do not receive confirmation of your booking within 5 days).

Pregnancy and Parenting Topics Covered Include:

  • Changes in pregnancy - foetal development, supports and services
  • Healthy pregnancy - healthy eating, exercise, and the effects of smoking, alcohol and drug use
  • Pregnancy care - antenatal checks, screening, planning for birth, complications of pregnancy
  • Labour and birth - choices and options, Lead Maternity Carer (LMC), labour signs and stages, managing pain, birthing, complications and immediate care after birth
  • Postnatal care - care for mother and baby, family support, body changes, rights and responsibilities
  • Breastfeeding and safe sleeping - infant nutrition and safe sleep practices
  • Maori module - narratives of mothers’ experiences and considerations for Maori parents and whanau, and others interested
  • Teen pregnancy module - focuses on meeting the needs of teenagers.

To register for a publicly funded pregnancy and parenting class near you, please book here: Pregnancy and Parenting Education Class Registration.

(PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM EMAIL FOLDER  if you do not receive confirmation of your booking within 5 working days).

Pregnancy and Parenting Education Schedule

PLEASE NOTE:  NATURAL BIRTH CLASSES are for those women who are healthy and have a low risk of complications when giving birth.  A natural birth is where no medical intervention is planned.

Month

Venue

Address

Day

Dates

Time

Note

 Mar-17

Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre, Panmure 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Wed 1/8 Mar 6-9pm  

 

Armanasco Hse, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Thu 2/9 Mar 6-9pm  

 

Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Wed 8/15 Mar 6-9pm Natural Birth

 

Roskill South Oasis 56 Glass Rd, Mt Roskill South Sat 11 Mar 9-3pm Block Course

 

Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Sun 12 Mar 9-3pm Mandarin Speaking

 

Armanasco Hse, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Thu 16/23 Mar 6-9pm  

 

Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre, Panmure 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 18 Mar 9-3pm Block Course

 

Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Sun 19 Mar 9-3pm Mandarin Speaking

 

           

 Apr-17

Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Sun 2 Apr 9-3pm Mandarin Speaking

 

Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre, Panmure 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure

Wed

Mon

5 Apr

10 Apr

6-9pm

6-9pm

 

 

Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Thu 6/13 Apr 6-9pm Natural Birth

 

Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 8 Apr 9-3pm Block Course

 

Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 18/25 Apr 6-9pm  

 

Armanasco Hse, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Wed 19/26 Apr 6-9pm  

 

Armanasco Hse, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Thu 20/27 Apr 6-9pm  

 

Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre, Panmure 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 22 Apr 9-3pm Block Course

 

           

May-17

Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre, Panmure 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Mon 1/8 May 6-9pm  

 

Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Wed 3/10 May 6-9pm Natural Birth

 

Armanasco Hse, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Thu 4/11 May 6-9pm  

 

Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Sun 7 May 9-3pm Mandarin Speaking

 

Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 9/16 May 6-9pm  

 

Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 13 May 9-3pm Block Course

 

Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Wed 17/24 May 6-9pm  

 

Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre, Panmure 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 20 May 9-3pm Block Course

 

Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Panmure Sun 21 May 9-3pm Mandarin Speaking

NEW!

St Matthew's in the City, Auckland City Corner Hobson & Wellesley Streets Tue 30 May/6 Jun 6-9pm Enter at back door, Federal St entrance

 

           

Jun-17

Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Thu 1/8 Jun 6-9pm  

 

Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Sun 4 Jun 9-3pm Mandarin Speaking

 

Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre, Panmure 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Wed 7/14 Jun 6-9pm  

 

Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Thu 8/15 Jun 6-9pm Natural Birth

 

Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 10 Jun 9-3pm Block Course

 

Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 13/20 Jun 6-9pm  

 

Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre, Panmure 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 17 Jun 9-3pm Block Course

 

Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578  Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Wed 21/28 Jun 6-9pm  
             
JUL-17 Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 4/11 Jul 6-9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Wed 5/12 Jul 6-9pm  
  Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Thu 6/13 Jul 6-9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 8 Jul 9-3pm BLOCK
  Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Tue 18/25 Jul 6-9pm  
  Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 22 Jul 9-3pm BLOCK
             
AUG-17 Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 1/8 Aug

6-9pm

 
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Wed 2/9 Aug 6-9pm  
  Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Thu 3/10 Aug 6-9pm  
  Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Tue 15/22 Aug 6-9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 19 Aug 9-3pm BLOCK
  Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 26 Aug 9-3pm BLOCK
             
SEP-17 Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 5/12 Sep 6-9pm  
  Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Thu 7/14 Sep 6-9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Wed 13/20 Sep 6--9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 16 Sep 9-3pm BLOCK
  Armanasco House, Blockhouse  Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Tue 19/26 Sep 6-9pm  
  Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 23 Sep 9-3pm BLOCK

To book please register for a Pregnancy and Parenting Education Class.

(PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM EMAIL FOLDER  if you do not receive confirmation of your booking within 5 working days).

Ngati Whatua Orakei Kaupapa Maori Childbirth Education Classes

Join the team at Ngati Whatua Orakei for kaupapa Maori pregnancy and parenting education classes.  Enjoy all the key messages, alongside exploring Te Ao Maori in relation to pregnancy and parenting - the status of waahine hapuu, whakapapa, ancestral stories, traditional birthing and parenting practices and much more.  Make your very own ipu whenua (container for the afterbirth), and learn the significance of the afterbirth.  Learn kupu Maori (Maori language) in relation to pregnancy and parenting.  This is an empowering journey for all new maatua/parents. 

Group courses and waananga/block courses are available. Group courses consist of 4 x 4 hour classes run over 4 weeks. Waananga are held on a Friday evening through to Saturday afternoon, and provides for a sleepover option.

Look for a course that suits you.

Group Courses: 

Month

Day

Dates

Time

Venue

Address

Mar/Apr

Fri

31 Mar; 7, 14, 21 April

10am – 2pm

Te Oro Art Centre

98 Line Rd, Glen Innes

May

Fri

5, 12, 19, 26 May

10am – 2pm

Te Oro Art Centre

98 Line Rd, Glen Innes

Jun

Fri

9, 16, 23, 30 Jun

10am – 2pm

Te Oro Art Centre

98 Line Rd, Glen Innes

 Waananga (with sleepover option):

Month

Day

Dates

Time

Venue/Address

Mar 2017

Fri/Sat

17, 18 Mar

Fri 6pm – Sat 4pm

To be advised on booking

Make a Booking

Book by contacting Ngati Whatua Orakei on (09) 528 1700 or 021 847 374, or you can email them at: .

Thrive Teen Parent Education Classes

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust provides “Hapu Ora – Pregnancy and Parenting Education” classes for young/teen parents.

If you’d like more information, call, email, text, or register online to secure your spot:

Website:              www.thrive.org.nz

Phone:                 (09) 551 4367

Text:                      022 183 1744

Email:                    admin@thrive.org.nz

Mokopuna Ora Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

In addition to the face-to-face classes, there is a new website and App containing evidence-based pregnancy and parenting information.

To view the new "Mokopuna Ora Healthy Pregnancy and Baby" website and download the App, please click here www.mokopunaora.nz.

Private Providers of Pregnancy and Parenting Education

Pregnancy and parenting classes are also available through private childbirth education providers.  These can be located by searching online for Auckland Central antenatal classes.

Those early weeks and beyond ...

The transition to parenthood is a time of many changes.  Plunket's Parenting Education Programme, PEPE, is a series of five FREE courses aimed at supporting parents through the different stages of their child's early development.  The courses are designed to support parents in their parenting role, build parent confidence and connect parents with other parents and the local supports and resources in their area.  The programme begins with "Your New Baby - parenting in the first six weeks" and steps parents all the way through their child's development to the age of 5 years.  Look online for more information or contact Plunket to find a course in your area - www.plunket.org.nz

Service Types

Pregnancy & Parenting

Auckland DHB pregnancy and parenting pamphlet

PDF

Charges

Pregnancy and parenting education classes are FREE to women living within the Auckland District Health Board area, and who have New Zealand residency status.  If you live outside the Auckland District Health Board area, please contact your local District Health Board for pregnancy and parenting class details. 

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 11:58AM on March 22, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Antenatal Classes - Pregnancy and Parenting Education.