Compass Childbirth Classes

About the classes

Compass Childbirth Classes are free classes run by experienced and passionate Midwives in Wellington and Kenepuru. The classes are relaxed, informal and jam-packed with information, tips and techniques including:

  • What to expect in the third trimester
  • Preparing for labour and birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Caring for a new baby
  • Parenting

The classes also include an optional guided walking tour of both Wellington and Kenepuru hospitals, as well as the opportunity to ask lots of questions and engage with other parents-to-be.

Classes are Funded by Compass Health via the Ministry of Health and CCDHB. The classes were Audited by the Ministry of Health 2016 and are fully accredited.

How to book 

Classes are suitable for mothers and their birth supporter / whanau member / friend anytime from week 28 of pregnancy. Classes run for four weeks on a Monday or Wednesday evening, 6pm to 8.30pm or alternatively are held over two-half days on a weekend. 

You can book online via the class calendar by selecting the dates that suit you. Bookings may be accepted up until the day of the course but book early to avoid disappointment. We will confirm your booking via email within the week of booking. 

Class Locations

Newtown

  • Newtown classes cover parents located in the greater Wellington region: Northland, Ngaio, Karori, CBD, Island Bay, Mt Victoria, Seatoun, Miramar, etc
  • Location is generally at the Cancer Society Rooms at  52 Riddiford St, Newtown. Free parking is available.
  • Location may change depending on availability. You will be advised of the location if this applies to your class.

Kenepuru

  • Kenepuru classes cover parents located in the Northern Suburbs: Broadmeadows, Khandallah, Johnsonville, Newlands, Churton Park, Tawa, Porirua, Elsdon, Titahi Bay, Plimmerton, Whitby, Papakowhai, Aotea
  • Classes are located at Kenepuru Hospital Education Centre. Free parking is available.


About the Midwives/Educators

Denise Garcia is a Midwife of 20 years and a mother of six. She has been teaching Childbirth Education for 30 years. Denise has a Masters Degree in Education Leadership.

Sue Allan is a Midwife of six years working at Wellington Hospital and is a mother of three.

Kenepuru September FREE Course Series Begin Monday September 24 & October 1 & 8 (tour Wgtn September 26 TBC)
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24 Sep 2018
Newtown October FREE Course Series Begin Wednesday October 3 & 10 & 17 (tour October 24 TBC)
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3 Oct 2018
Kenepuru October FREE Course Series Begins Monday October 15 & 22 & 29 (Tour Wgtn Oct 24 TBC)
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15 Oct 2018
Newtown November FREE Course Series Begin Wednesday October 31 & November 7 & 14 (tour Nov 21 TBC)
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31 Oct 2018
Kenepuru November FREE Course Series Begin Monday November 5 & 12 & 19 (tour Wgtn November 21 TBC)
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5 Nov 2018
Kenepuru December FREE Course Series Begin Monday November 26 & December 3 & 10 (Tour Wgtn Dec 19 TBC)
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26 Nov 2018
Newtown December FREE Course Series Begins Wednesday 28 November & December 5 & 12 (tour Dec 19 TBC)
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28 Nov 2018
Kenepuru week 2 of 4 ( wgtn tour week 4)
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3 Dec 2018
Newtown
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5 Dec 2018
NEWTOWN January FREE COURSE SERIES begins Wednesday January 9, 16, 23, (tour 30 January 2019 TBC)
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9 Jan 2019
Kenepuru January FREE Course Series Begin Monday January 14, 21,28 (tour 30 Jan 2019 - T.B.C)
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14 Jan 2019
Kenepuru February FREE Course Series Begin Monday February 11, 18, 25 ( tour 6 March TBC)
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11 Feb 2019
Newtown February FREE Course Series Wednesday February 13, 20,27 (Tour 6 March TBC)
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13 Feb 2019
Kenepuru March FREE Course Series Begins Monday 11, 18, 25 March 2019 (Tour 3 April TBC)
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11 Mar 2019
NEWTOWN March FREE Course Series begins March 13, 20, 27 ( Tour 3 April 2019 TBC)
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13 Mar 2019
 
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