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Classes are for 4 weeks- 10-12 hours each course series you can do make-ups if you miss a class
week 1 Pregnancy changes, pregnancy alerts and things to call you midwife about; safe eating; safe sleeping in pregnancy; normal labour and birth; what to take to hospital; when to go to hospital; positioning of baby relevant to natural birth, positions to assist natural pain relief in labour, 3 stages of labour, , support persons role, natural pain relief; Breathing; Birth DVD (optional)
week 2 Normal birth to complex birth including assisted birth, Inductions and Caesarean section: natural and medicated pain relief including Epidural; more
week 3 -4 Postnatal mother and baby - what to expect in hospital and at home, breastfeeding and newborn baby checks
Baby bathing/ changing/ safe sleep/ support at home and baby tests , screening & Immunisation, CPR; Dental care for baby; play time; postnatal anxiety and depression;
Hospital tour of Kenepuru and Wellington Delivery Suite and postnatal rooms will be arranged during the classes
a follow up group list will be organised for the last session for those who have signed the consent form.
We expect an evaluation to be filled in if you please - to complete our obligations to the Ministry of Health
Course Handouts and Notes will be emailed to class participants-
please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't receive them during the class series.