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Waitematā DHB Antenatal Classes - Pregnancy and Parenting Education

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Description

Pregnancy & Parenting Education Classes

Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) provides an enhanced programme for publicly funded pregnancy and parenting education. The Pregnancy and Parenting classes are for all women expecting their first baby, their partners, support people and whanau. The breastfeeding classes are available for all women planning to breastfeed, their partners, support people and whanau.

Courses Offered

Women and their partner/support person can access face-to-face pregnancy and parenting education at both West Auckland and North Shore locations. 

Pregnant, What Next? is an early pregnancy session for all pregnant women, 20 weeks pregnant or less, their partners or whanau. This is a 2 hour information session to help answer all your pregnancy questions and there is no need to book - just turn up! Sessions are to be held from May 1st 2019 and will run on the 1st Wednesday of every month. Initially only at 3 Shea Terrace Takapuna. West Auckland times and venues to be advised.

Pregnancy and Parenting Courses consist of 4 x 2 hour sessions run over 4 weeks, or 2 x four hour sessions run over 2 weekends.

Courses for speakers of Mandarin are available.

Breastfeeding classes are run once per month at our Waitakere Hospital and 3 Shea Terrace sites. These are 2 hour, one off classes available to all Waitematā families.

Courses for speakers of Mandarin are available once a month at 3 Shea Terrace Takapuna.

Te Aka Oranga Waikawa Wahakura Wananga - A weaving Wananga open to any hapu mama and whanau at any stage of pregnancy to weave their own Wahakura (baby bassinet) for their pepi. The day is FREE with all materials supplied, lunch and parking vouchers included. Safe sleep messages are woven into the day and whanau support is encouraged.

Five Wananga are held each year. This is a full day and spaces are limited so book early via Rosie Houghton Maori Women’s Health Liaison Coordinator - 021 926 361. Or by using the online booking form below.

Bookings for all our courses are essential and accepted after you are 14 weeks into your pregnancy

We will contact you in writing to confirm your booking.

 

Classes are held at:

  • Mairangi Bay Plunket, The Hub, 8 Constellation Drive, Rosedale
  • 3 Shea Terrace, Takapuna
  • Waitakere Hospital, in the Waitakere Conference Room
  • Te Aka Oranga Waikawa Wahakura Wananga are held at Te Waitakere Marae

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


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
  • 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 – preparing for your labour and birth, labour signs and stages, how your partner and  support people can help, managing pain, possible birthing, complications and the first hours with your baby
  • Postnatal care - care for mother and baby, family support, body changes, rights and responsibilities
  • Breastfeeding and safe sleeping - infant nutrition and safe sleep practices.
  • Early Parenting - caring for your newborn baby, growth and development, community support, immunisation
To register for a publicly funded pregnancy and parenting or breastfeeding class near you, please book here: Pregnancy and Parenting Education Class Registration.
 

Pregnancy and Parenting Education Schedule

Unless a date is specified, all courses run one after the other throughout the year.

Month

Venue

Address

Day

Dates

Time

Language

Pregnant. What Next?

Early Pregnancy Information Session for women up to 20 weeks pregnant

North Shore

3 Shea Terrace Takapuna

1st Wednesday of every month (except January)

EP

A single two hour session

6:30pm to 8:30pm

English

Pregnancy and Parenting Course                                 

North Shore Plunket Hub

 

Wednesday and Thursday nights

      

PP Two hour sessions, once a week for four weeks  English
 

North Shore

Plunket Hub 

Saturdays

PP Four hour sessions, once a week for two weeks English
 

North Shore

3 Shea Terrace

Takapuna

 

Sundays

PP-M Four hour sessions, once a week for two weeks Mandarin
 

North Shore

3 Shea Terrace

Takapuna

Tuesdays

PP Two hour sessions, once a week for four week English
 

North Shore

3 Shea Terrace

Takapuna

2nd and 3rd  Saturday  every month

 

PP  Four hour sessions, once a week for two week  English
  West Auckland   Weeknights PP Two hour sessions, once a week for four weeks English

 

 

 

West Auckland   Saturdays PP Four hour sessions, once a week for 2 weeks English
 

 West Auckland 

  Weeknights PP-M Two hour sessions, once a week for four weeks Mandarin

Breastfeeding Course

 North Shore

3 Shea Terrace

Takapuna

One session per month on a Monday night

BF A single two hour session English
 

North Shore

3 Shea Terrace, Takapuna

One session per month on a Monday night

BF-M A single two hour session Mandarin
 

 West Auckland

 

One session per month on a Monday night

BF A single two hour session English
Te Aka Oranga Waikawa Wahakura Wananga Te Waitakere Marae     

WW

8th November

2019

Full Day Wananga

English and Te Reo

       

WW

27th  March

2020

Full Day Wananga

English and Te Reo

       

WW

29th May

2020

Full Day Wananga

English and Te Reo

       

WW for Health Professionals

31st July

2020

Full Day Wananga English and Te Reo
       

WW

30th September

2020

Full Day Wananga English and Te Reo
       

WW

27th November

2020

Full Day Wananga English and Te Reo

To book please register for a Pregnancy and Parenting Education Course, Breastfeeding class or Te Aka Oranga Waikawa Wahakura Wananga.

If registering for the Pregnancy and Parenting Course, you will be booked to start your selected course at around 26-28 weeks of pregnancy.

There is no need to book for the Pregnant, What Next? sessions, just turn up on the day.

 

Pregnancy and Parenting Courses for Teen Parents

Ohana Pregnancy Wellbeing courses provided by Ohana. All courses are held at the Ohana Young Parent Unit, 86 Kaurilands Road, Glen Eden.

Day Dates Time Note
Saturday

16th and 23rd February

  2 x four hour sessions
Saturday

30th March and 6th April

  2 x four hour sessions
Saturday

11th and 18th May

  2 x four hour sessions
Saturday

22nd and 29th June

  2 x four hour sessions
Saturday

3rd and 10th August

  2 x four hour sessions
Saturday

14th and 21st September

  2 x four hour sessions
Saturday 26th October and 2nd November   2 x four hour sessions
Saturday 30th November and 7th December   2 x four hour sessions

For further information and to book a pregnancy wellbeing course for teen parents please contact Ohana , or visit their website www.ohana.org.nz

 

Pregnancy and Parenting Classes for Whanau North Rodney

Helensville Birthing Centre - We offer FREE Pregnancy and Parenting classes for women living in the South Kaipara area. Please email Helensville Birthing Centre for more information or book online here

Warkworth Birthing Centre - Pregnancy and Parenting classes are held at the Birthing Centre throughout the year. Suitable for first time mums as well as those who have previously had children, the courses cover a wide range of topics and are run in an informative, supportive manner responsive to the group's needs. Book online here or contact us on phone (09) 425 8201 or email admin@wwbc.co.nz

 

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.


Other Providers of Pregnancy and Parenting Education

Pregnancy and parenting classes are also available through private childbirth education providers. 

FREE Pregnancy and Parenting Education is available at:

Ohana -  Young Parent Unit offers a 12 week programme that provides advice and guidance on the best form of parenting, while providing emotional and practical support. If you, or someone you know is pregnant and would like more information please contact Ohana via www.ohana.org.nz, phone 09 818 5062 or email info@ohana.org.nz

Te Puna Hauora – Parenting Programme, FREE to parents registered with the organisation.This is a six week programme that aims to provide a supportive environment in which parents can meet other parents, participate and share ideas. The programme is tailored to the needs of participants so they can gain the necessary skills to provide better quality care for themselves and their children. Contact Kara Johnson for more information on 09 489 0188

Te Whanau o Waipareira – Kaiarahi Child Services provide a FREE flexible home based service that supports parents, caregivers and whanau, to be the best parents they can be and help their child get the best start in life 0-5yrs. Enrol during pregnancy or before your child turns 4yrs. https://www.waipareira.com/support-for-you-and-your-whanau/pepi-tamariki/

Plunket - FREE ‘Your New Baby’ course focuses on establishing a positive relationship with baby from birth, how baby communicates, the important role parents and caregivers play in baby’s brain development, the changes and challenges of becoming a new family and practical care aspects such as bathing, settling, safe sleep and safety tips.  Email or phone 09-4760705 for more information and to enrol.

Living and Learning Family Centre, Henderson - The Young Mums programme provides life and well-being skills for teens and young mums in the wider community. Finally, we have the facilities to offer a variety of workshops. These cover topics such as positive parenting, parenting for Dads and healthy eating. Please contact Sue or Kristina on 09 837 7992, email youngmum@livingandlearning.org.nz or text 029 7730 631

Grace Gate - Young Mums Programme provides a variety of different ideas and resources, to equip young parents with knowledge and understanding for their parenting journey. For information visit http://www.gracegate.org.nz/young-mums/, phone Charia Giles on 09 914 2999 or email charisa@gracegate.org.nz

 

For private providers of user pays programmes search online for pregnancy and parenting education or antenatal education North Shore or West Auckland.

Service Types

Pregnancy & Parenting

Charges

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

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 12:10PM on September 2, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā DHB Antenatal Classes - Pregnancy and Parenting Education.