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Auckland DHB Antenatal Classes - Pregnancy and Parenting Education

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BOOK EARLY!  LIMITED CLASSES!

IMPORTANT NOTICE

RE PREGNANCY & PARENTING CLASSES DUE TO COVID-19

With the move from Level 2 to Level 1 face to face classes have now returned to the community.  Zoom classes are also available.  See the schedule of classes below.

Pregnancy & Parenting Education Classes - BOOK EARLY, LIMITED CLASSES!

The Women’s Health Directorate at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) provides an enhanced programme for fully funded pregnancy and parenting education. The service is for all women expecting their first baby, their partners and whānau, including young/teen parents, Māori, Pasifika and Asian parents, and parents for whom English is their second language.  You must live in the ADHB boundary and be a resident of New Zealand or have visa eligibility for healthcare services.

 


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Courses Offered - BOOK EARLY, LIMITED CLASSES!

Women and their partner/support person can access Zoom, and face to face pregnancy and parenting education across multiple locations within the Auckland DHB area. Classes include:

1. EARLY PREGNANCY CLASSES (12-15 weeks into pregnancy is recommended): Pregnant? What next? This is an early pregnancy class for all pregnant women 12-15 weeks pregnant and their partner/support person or whānau. It is a two hour Zoom information session to help answer all your pregnancy questions. See the early pregnancy class schedule below.

2. ADVANCED PREGNANCY AND PARENTING CLASSES (around 28 weeks pregnant): These are more comprehensive than the early pregnancy classes, and courses are six hours long. We recommend you attend this after an early pregnancy class. You may choose a midweek course which consists of 2x3 hour classes run over two consecutive week nights, or one class of six hours on a Saturday. Alternatively, we have scheduled some Zoom classes. See the advanced pregnancy class schedule below.

3. HAPŪ WĀNANGA - MĀORI CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES:  Join the team at Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei for a kaupapa Māori pregnancy and parenting education experience. Enjoy all the key messages alongside exploring te ao Māori in relation to pregnancy and parenting, and much more. Make your very own ipu whenua (container for the afterbirth), and muka to tie off the pito (umbilical cord), and learn the significance of the afterbirth.  Learn kupu Māori in relation to pregnancy and parenting.  This is an empowering journey for all new mātua/parents.  It allows whānau to share their stories, bring out whānau knowledge and weave each other's experiences together for the wellbeing of our pēpī, tamariki, whānau and wider community.

Wānanga are held over one day.  To register, contact the Ngāti Whātua team on 0508-6967-2534 or email tamarikiora@nwo.iwi.nz. 

4. BREASTFEEDING CLASSES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:  ***NEW, NEW, NEW***

This is a FREE, one-off two hour breastfeeding class for all pregnant women from 28 weeks, facilitated by lactation consultants.  This may be your first pregnancy or you may have had breastfeeding problems with your last baby and want more information and help.  The session covers:

  • The 'normal' course of breastfeeding
  • What to expect in the early weeks after your baby is born
  • How to access breastfeeding help when problems occur

Support people (husband, partner, grandmothers etc) are welcome.

Evening classes only are held at Sandringham and Onehunga.  These classes are popular so EARLY BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

Choose a class from the schedule below then register.


Registering for a Class - BOOK EARLY, LIMITED CLASSES!

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

The Early Pregnancy Classes (14-16 weeks pregnant is recommended) consists of one two hour Zoom class.  Bookings are essential. 

The Advanced Pregnancy & Parenting Classes (around 28 weeks pregnant) consist of 2 x 3 hour classes run over 2 weeks, or a block course of 6 hours on a Saturday. These are face to face and Zoom classes. Bookings are essential.

We will contact you in writing to confirm your booking.

SHOULD YOU FAIL TO ATTEND AS BOOKED, WE CANNOT RE-BOOK YOU INTO ANOTHER CLASS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH DEMAND FOR OUR CLASSES.  ALSO, IT IS UNLIKELY WE WILL BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE CHANGES ONCE CONFIRMED.  

Please note that we do not accept bookings until women are 14 weeks pregnant. 

Classes are available in:

  • Panmure
  • Meadowbank
  • Auckland City Centre, High St
  • Royal Oak
  • Mt Roskill

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Pregnancy and Parenting topics covered include:

  • The maternity system in New Zealand - the role of your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) and other health professionals, choosing where to give birth, support networks in your community, your rights and responsibilities
  • 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

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Pregnancy and Parenting Classes - BOOK EARLY, LIMITED CLASSES!

PLEASE NOTE:  All pregnancy & parenting classes are NATURAL BIRTH CLASSES and are for women who are healthy and have a low risk of complications when giving birth.  A natural or normal birth is where no medical intervention is planned.

Month

Venue

Address

Day

Dates

Time

Note

JUL-21 EARLY PREGNANCY ZOOM ZOOM Wed 7 Jul 6.30-8.30pm  
  ZOOM ZOOM Wed 21 Jul 6.30-8.30pm  
             
JUL-21 ADVANCED PREGNANCY St Johns Presbyterian Church 422 Mt Albert Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 6/13 Jul 6-9pm Parking front and rear
  ZOOM ZOOM Thu 8/15 Jul 6-9pm  
  Adult Learning Ctr 2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Thu 8/15 Jul 6-9pm  
  Yarnton House 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak Sat 17 Jul 9am-3.30pm  
  Meadowbank Community Centre 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank Tue 20/27 Jul 6-9pm  
  Meadowbank Community Centre 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank Sat 31 Jul 9am-3.30pm  
             
JUL-21 BREASTFEEDING CLASSES Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 14 Jul 7-9pm  
  Onehunga Community House 83 Selwyn St, Onehunga  Wed  21 Jul 7-9pm  
  Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 28 Jul 7-9pm  
             
AUG-21 EARLY PREGNANCY ZOOM ZOOM Wed  4 Aug 6.30-8.30pm  
  ZOOM ZOOM Wed 18 Aug 6.30-8.30pm  
             
AUG-21 ADVANCED PREGNANCY St Johns Presbyterian Church 422 Mt Albert Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 3/10 Aug 6-9pm Parking front and rear
  ZOOM ZOOM Thu 12/19 Aug 6-9pm  
  Yarnton House 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak Sat 14 Aug 9am-3.30pm  
  Meadowbank Community Centre 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank Tue 17/24 Aug 6-9pm  
  Meadowbank Community Centre 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank Sat 28 Aug 9am-3.30pm  
             
AUG-21 BREASTFEEDING CLASSES Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 11 Aug 7-9pm  
  Onehunga Community House 83 Selwyn St, Onehunga Wed 18 Aug 7-9pm  
  Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 25 Aug 7-9pm  
             
SEP-21 EARLY PREGNANCY ZOOM ZOOM Wed  1 Sep 6.30-8.30pm  
  ZOOM ZOOM Wed 15 Sep 6.30-8.30pm  
             
SEP-21 ADVANCED PREGNANCY Betty Wark Room, Ellen Melville Centre 1 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD Mon 6/13 Sep 6-9pm Parking Victoria St 
  St Johns Presbyterian Church 422 Mt Albert Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 7/14 Sep 6-9pm Parking front and rear
  ZOOM ZOOM Thu 9/16 Sep 6-9pm  
  Yarnton House 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak Sat 18 Sep 9am-3.30pm  
  Meadowbank Community Centre 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank Sat 25 Sep 9am-3.30pm  
  Adult Learning Centre 2 Korora Rd, Oneroa Thu 30 Sep, 7 Oct 6-9pm  
             
SEP-21 BREASTFEEDING CLASSES Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 8 Sep 7-9pm  
  Onehunga Community House 83 Selwyn St, Onehunga Wed 15 Sep 7-9pm  
  Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 22 Sep 7-9pm  
             
OCT-21 EARLY PREGNANCY ZOOM ZOOM Wed 6 Oct 6.30-8.30pm  
  ZOOM ZOOM Wed 20 Oct 6.30-8.30pm  
             
OCT-21 ADVANCED PREGNANCY St Johns Presbyterian Church 422 Mt Albert Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 5/12 Oct 6-9pm Parking front and rear
  ZOOM ZOOM Thu 14/21 Oct 6-9pm  
  Yarnton House 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak Sat 16 Oct 9am-3.30pm  
  Meadowbank Community Ctr 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank Tue 19/26 Oct 6-9pm Activity Room
  Meadowbank Community Ctr 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank Sat 30 Oct 9am-3.30pm Activity Room
             
OCT-21 BREASTFEEDING CLASSES Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 13 Oct 7-9pm  
  Onehunga Community House 83 Selwyn St, Onehunga Wed 20 Oct  7-9pm  
  Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 27 Oct

7-9pm

 
             
NOV-21 EARLY PREGNANCY ZOOM ZOOM Wed 3 Nov

6.30-8.30pm

 
  ZOOM ZOOM Wed 17 Nov

6.30-8.30pm

 
             
NOV-21 ADVANCED PREGNANCY Yarnton House 14 Erson St, Royal Oak Tue 2/9 Nov

6-9pm

 
  ZOOM ZOOM Thu 11/18 Nov

6-9pm

 
  Yarnton House 14 Erson St, Royal Oak Sat 13 Nov

9am-3.30pm

 
  Meadowbank Community Centre 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank Tue 16/23 Nov

6-9pm

Activity Room
  Adult Learning Centre 2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Thu 18/25 Nov

6-9pm

 
  Meadowbank Community Centre 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank Sat 27 Nov

9am-3.30pm

Activity Room
             
NOV-21 BREASTFEEDING CLASSES Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed  10 Nov

7-9pm

 
  Onehunga Community House 83 Selwyn St, Onehunga Wed 17 Nov 7-9pm  
  Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 24 Nov

7-9pm

 
             

DEC-21 EARLY PREGNANCY

ZOOM ZOOM Wed 15 Dec

6.30-8.30pm

 
             
DEC-21 ADVANCED PREGNANCY Meadowbank Community Centre 29 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank Sat 4 Dec

9am-3.30pm

Activity Room
  Betty Warm Room Ellen Melville Centre, 1 Freyberg Pl, CBD Mon 6/13 Dec

6-9pm

 
  Yarnton House 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak Tue 7/14 Dec

6-9pm

 
  ZOOM ZOOM Thu 9/16 Dec

6-9pm

 
             
DEC-21 BREASTFEEDING CLASSES Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 8 Dec

7-9pm

 
  Onehunga Community House 83 Selwyn St, Onehunga Wed 15 Dec

7-9pm

 
  Mama Maternity 13 Coyle St, Sandringham Wed 22 Dec

7-9pm

 

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National Women's Health Service

Are you looking for information on health services for women and babies who need maternity, newborn, gynaecology and fertility care?  National Women’s Health is part of Auckland District Health Board.  We provide high quality health services with a focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for women, babies, and whānau.  Take a look at all they have to offer - http://nationalwomenshealth.adhb.govt.nz/

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SmartStart

SmartStart - A step by step guide for you and your baby!

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Mokopuna Ora Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

In addition to the face-to-face and Zoom classes, check out the Mokopuna Ora website containing evidence-based pregnancy and parenting information.  This is the curriculum for pregnancy and parenting classes.

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

 

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Feelings of anxiety or depression during pregnancy or during those early parenting days?

Having a baby brings a great deal of happiness, but it can also be a stressful time for many. The new journey for mothers, fathers and their whānau/family often brings change and requires a lot of support.  Up to 25% of women experience emotional turmoil and as many as one in eight suffer from depression during or after pregnancy.

HELP AND SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE! Check out www.depression.org.nz to find out about depression and anxiety symptoms, ways to help others, as well as finding services which can offer more support.  There is also information specific to the perinatal period available at Mothers Matter, www.mothersmatter.org.nz and Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa,  www.pada.nz.

You can be helped and supported through these challenging times.

 

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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.  Fees may apply.

 

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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

 

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Pregnancy & Parenting Quick & Informative Videos

Breastfeeding:


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Auckland DHB Pregnancy and Parenting Pamphlet

Pregnancy and Parenting Education for you and your Whānau

Take a look at our revised Pregnancy and Parenting pamphlet and get a glimpse of what Auckland DHB offers expectant mothers and whanau.

Pregnancy & Parenting Pamphlet

 
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Charges

Pregnancy and parenting education classes are FULLY FUNDED 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

Services Provided

Pregnancy and parenting

Auckland DHB pregnancy and parenting pamphlet

PDF

Contact Details

Yarnton House
14 Erson Avenue
Royal Oak
Auckland 1061

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Yarnton House
14 Erson Avenue
Royal Oak
Auckland 1061

This page was last updated at 1:41PM on July 29, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Antenatal Classes - Pregnancy and Parenting Education.