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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 compasschildbirthclasses@gmail.co.nz if you don't receive them during the class series.   

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