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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. 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.

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
  • 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).

Just for Dads!

Dads, this is just for you! Check out this amazing book titled "Why Dads?" with the best parenting information and helpful tips for the Dad in the family. Click here for the "Why Dads?" Booklet.

Pregnancy and Parenting Education Schedule

PLEASE NOTE:  All classes are NATURAL BIRTH CLASSES and are for 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

OCT-17 Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 3/10 Oct 6-9pm Entrance to parking is off Tory St or Denny Ave
  Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Wed 4/11 Oct  6-9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 14 Oct 9-3pm BLOCK
  Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Tue 17/24 Oct 6-9pm  
  Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Thu 19/26 Oct 6-9pm  
  Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 28 Oct 9-3pm Entrance to parking is off Tory St or Denny Ave
             
NOV-17 Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 7/14 Nov 6-9pm  Entrance to parking is off Tory St or Denny Ave
  Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Thu 9/16 Nov 6-9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 18 Nov 9-3pm BLOCK
  Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Tue 21/28 Nov 6-9pm  
  Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 25 Nov 9-3pm Entrance to parking is off Tory St or Denny Ave
             
DEC-17 Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 5/12 Dec 6-9pm  Entrance to parking is off Tory St or Denny Ave
  St Matthew in the City Church 187 Federal St, Auckland City Tue 12/19 Dec 6-9pm Entrance at back of church
  Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Wed 6/13 Dec 6-9pm  
  Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Thu 7/14 Dec 6-9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd Panmure Sat 9 Dec 9-3pm BLOCK
  Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 16 Dec 9-3pm Entrance to parking is off Tory St or Denny Ave
             
JAN-18 Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 16/23 Jan 6-9pm  Entrance to parking is off Tory St or Denny Ave
  Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Thu 18/25 Jan 6-9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 20 Jan 9-3pm BLOCK
  Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Wed 24/31 Jan 6-9pm  
             
FEB-18 Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Thu 8/15 Feb 6-9pm  
  Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 10 Feb 9-3pm Entrance to parking is off Tory St or Denny Ave
  Armanasco Hse, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, BHB Tue 13/20 Feb 6-9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Centre 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 17 Feb 9-3pm BLOCK
  Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Wed 21/28 Feb 6-9pm  
             
MAR-18 St Matthew-in-the-City 187 Federal St, Auckland City Tue 6/13 Mar 6-9pm Entrance at back of church
  Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Wed 7/14 Mar 6-9pm  
  Birthcare 20 Titoki St, Parnell Thu 8/15 Mar 6-9pm  
  Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Tue 13/20 Mar 6-9pm Entrance to parking is off Tory St or Denny Ave
  Armanasco House, Blockhouse Bay 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay Thu 15/22 Mar 6-9pm  
  Dunkirk Rd Activity Ctr, Panmure 50 Dunkirk Rd, Panmure Sat 17 Mar 9-3pm  
  Roskill Retirement Village Hall 45 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill Sat 24 Mar 9-3pm Entrance to parking is off Tory St or Denny Ave

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. It allows whanau to share their stories, bring out whanau knowledge and weave each other's experiences together for the wellbeing of our pepi, tamariki, whanau and wider community.

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 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

Nov-17 Fri 3/10/17/24 Nov 10am-2pm Te Poho o Tamaki Marae Tamaki College, 60 Elstree Ave, Glen Innes
Mar-18 Fri

16/23 Feb; 8/9 Mar

10am-2pm Te Poho o Tamaki Marae Tamaki College, 60 Elstree Ave, Glen Innes
May-18 Fri 4/11/18/25 May 10am-2pm Te Poho o Tamaki Marae Tamaki College, 60 Elstree Ave, Glen Innes

 Waananga (with sleepover option): 

Month

Day

Dates

Time

Venue/Address

 Apr-18

Fri/Sat 6/7 Apr

Fri:  10am-2pm, then 6-8pm

Sat:  10am-2pm

Te Poho o Tamaki Marae, Tamaki College, 60 Elstree Ave, Glen Innes

 Make a Booking

Book by contacting Ngati Whatua Orakei on 0508 NWORAKEI (0508 6967 2534)  or 021 847 374, or you can email them at: .

 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

Just for Dads!

"Why Dads?" book

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

Contact Details

50 Dunkirk Road, Panmure

Central Auckland

50/14-50 Dunkirk Road
Panmure
Auckland 1072

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50/14-50 Dunkirk Road
Panmure
Auckland 1072

This page was last updated at 3:58PM on October 17, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Antenatal Classes - Pregnancy and Parenting Education.