Compass Child Birth Classes (FREE)

Book ONLINE FOR YOUR FREE Compass Childbirth Classes. 

Bookings may be accepted on the day of the course (we try to not turn anyone away) 

suggested to attend classes from 28 weeks to 38 weeks pregnant.( unless medically indicated to come earlier) 

                                                                                             
You will get an email to confirm your booking 

The Childbirth Classes are relaxed and informal facilitated by very experienced working Midwives

           

We have a break halfway through the class -Please bring a packet of biscuits just one time only to share with the group.

Childbirth Classes are a great opportunity to meet other expectant parents, to learn about pregnancy, birth, babies and make new friends.  

Your Educators are:   

DENISE GARCIA:  Midwife of 20 years experienc; Childbirth Educator of 30 years. Denise holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Denise is a mother of 6. 

SUE ALLAN: Midwife of 6 years at Wellington Hospital;  Sue Co-facilitates with Denise at Newtown - Sue is a mother of 3.   

TO BOOK PLEASE GO TO THE CALENDAR  to choose what                                                                 WEEK NIGHT COURSE or WEEKEND course works for yousmile

Sometimes Email addresses can be incorrect - if you haven't heard back - please get your Midwife to call Denise Garcia Midwife   or email through again. 

PLEASE NOTE: We sometimes have to change the dates or venues for the classes due to room availability changes (not foreseen-)  WE DO BOOK THE VENUES WELL IN ADVANCE)   PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES -YOU WILL BE CONTACTED AS SOON AS WE ARE AWARE OF A CHANGE AND OFFERED ANOTHER TIME OR VENUE AS CLOSE TO THE DATE /.DAY /VENUE AS WE CAN

Free flu and free whooping cough vaccines are offered to protect you and your baby  in the pregnancy 28-38 week.                                              Partners / whanua need these too (but there is a charge.) - Grandparents and extended family and friends getting vaccinated  too. Keeps our babies safe and alive.  

Course content facilitation by PowerPoint/ Group Activities/ DVD’s / etc Plus A Tour of Delivery Suite

  • Late pregnancy/nutrition/ safe eating/ well health/ FLU and Whooping cough vaccines / and danger signs of pregnancy 
  • Informed Consent - Your Rights using your BRAIN- TO MAKE DECISIONS 
  • 3 Stages of labour and what to do to get through 
  • Labour and birth positions
  • Support persons role
  • Breathing for labour and birth
  • Family Violence 
  • Smoking cessation 
  • Natural pain relief / Medicated pain relief options
  • Medical Interventions- blood tests/ intravenous lines/ fetal monitoring
  • Assisted Birth - Forceps / Ventouse / Caesarean Births
  • What to pack in your hospital bags
  • Post natal care for Mum & Baby
  • Baby Safe Sleeping
  • Baby Bathing DVD to watch
  • Dental care - Bee Healthy
  • Baby sleep signs and settling/ winding techniques
  • Breast-feeding,latching and positioning baby at the breast, milk volumes/ mastitis signs/ nipple and breast care
  • Baby Well Child Checks
  • Baby Immunisation and medical tests 
  • Parenting tips
  • Community support after baby
  • Follow up coffee groups lists organised for those that wish to participate.
  • Compass Health can provide a Interpreter if you need one - please let us know in advance 
  • Any special support or requirements - please let me know before class so we can help as best we can 
     

for the virtual tour go to ....http://www.tinyurl.com/wgtnmaternity .......

 

The free hospital walking tour is Awesome!!

Our parents love it! 

If you need a wheelchair that can be arranged 

It can be hot - so bring cool clothes &   Water Bottle ( see below for more information:- 

 

To Book for our NEWTOWN classes we cover the greater Wellington region;   Northland, Ngaio, Karori, CBD, Island Bay, Mt Victoria, Seatoun, Miramar... 

(free parking may be available in Newtown for class participants - depending on location ) 

 

 

To book for KENEPURU Classes-  we Cover all the Northern Suburbs: Broadmeadows, Khandallah, Johnsonville, Newlands, Churton ParkTawa, Porirua, Elsdon,   Titahi BayPlimmertonWhitby, Papakowhai, Aotea...   (free parking at Kenepuru Hospital)   

 

Plus the Hospital tour is optional at both hospitals (car parking costs up to $10 a day at Wellington hospital underground carpark)

 

Learn how to get from the car park or after hours park to delivery suite ( can take 10 minutes or more in labour)

Find the orderlies station for assisting your  arrival with help for a strongly labouring woman!

We cannot guarantee seeing Delivery Suite due to business and emergencies but we do a comprehensive tour from Main foyer /car park to level 4. 

We demonstrate making up a baby bassinet discuss safe sleep positioning of baby again

Find the Breastmilk room see the freezer for frozen colostrum and  fridge for storing breastmilk, see the breastfeeding pumps etc  -

Find where inductions of labour may start from?                         and where caesarean section theatre is and more....

Visit the Neo-natal unit (NICU) shop with us and see beautiful wool clothing and bassinet merino blankets and Haaka breastpumps, well child book covers and baby footprint kits. (all for sale at good cheaper than shop prices.)

Lets visit the postnatal pods and find the little latch on room for Lactation consultant help 10am each week day

Supporters: Find the coffee shops Fuel Wishbone & Vibe Cafes

Natural birth Assisted birth Informed consent Birth plans & pain relief & Caesarean Section & Postnatal cares for mum/baby CPR- discussed & Safe sleep & Breastfeeding & 1-2 hour Comprehensive hospital tours- and more....

Kenepuru hospital course series 11 ( free classes)
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20 Nov 2017
Newtown course series 11 (free classes)
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22 Nov 2017
Kenepuru class series 12 (free classes)
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27 Nov 2017, 4 Dec 2017, 11 Dec 2017
Newtown class series 12 (free classes)
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29 Nov 2017, 6 Dec 2017, 13 Dec 2017, 20 Dec 2017
KENEPURU HOSPITAL - SERIES 1 KPH (FREE CLASSES)3 Weeks of classes plus 2 tours includes Wellington tour TBA 6PM - 8.30PM Mondays
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8 Jan 2018, 15 Jan 2018, 22 Jan 2018
Newtown class Series 1 (Free Classes) 6pm to 8.30pm
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10 Jan 2018, 17 Jan 2018, 24 Jan 2018, 31 Jan 2018
KENEPURU CLASS SERIES 2KPH (FREE CLASSES) Tour Wellington week 4 TBA 6pm to 8.30pm
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12 Feb 2018, 19 Feb 2018, 26 Feb 2018
NEWTOWN CLASS SERIES 2 (free classes) 6pm to 8.30pm
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14 Feb 2018, 21 Feb 2018, 28 Feb 2018, 7 Mar 2018
KENEPURU HOSPITAL CLASS SERIES 3kph (free classes) tour week 4 in Wellington Delivery Suite TBC 6pm - 8.30pm
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12 Mar 2018, 19 Mar 2018, 26 Mar 2018
NEWTOWN CLASS SERIES 3 (free classes) tour of Wellington hospital TBA 6pm to 8.30pm
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14 Mar 2018, 21 Mar 2018, 28 Mar 2018, 4 Apr 2018
Kenepuru Hospital Class Series 4 (FREE CLASSES) Tour week 4 in Wellington Delivery suite TBC. from 6pm to 8.30pm
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9 Apr 2018, 16 Apr 2018, 23 Apr 2018
NEWTOWN CLASS SERIES 4 (FREE CLASSES) 6PM TO 8.30PM
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11 Apr 2018, 18 Apr 2018, 25 Apr 2018, 2 May 2018
KENEPURU HOSPITAL CLASS SERIES 5 (FREE CLASSES) tour week 4 in Wellington Delivery Suite TBC 6pm to 8.30pm
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7 May 2018, 14 May 2018, 21 May 2018
NEWTOWN CLASS SERIES 5 (FREE CLASSES) 6pm to 8.30pm
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16 May 2018, 23 May 2018, 30 May 2018, 6 Jun 2018
 
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