Welcome to Compass Child Birth Free Classes

Welcome to Free antenatal, birth, childbirth, labour, pregnancy, baby and A NEW BREASTFEEDING CLASS.
At Compass Childbirth Classes we love teaching and our attendees enjoy our relaxed, information-packed birthing, baby, breastfeeding classES. (Zoom will replace all classes if Covid19 level is at level 2 or higher)  

Fully Funded Free classes by Tu Ora Compass Health - a not-for-profit organisation across Wellington and Porirua Cities.  The classes are led by Denise Garcia an LMC Community Midwife with a lovely group of educators, primed to give you loads of helpful information. (see below)

Who can attend? A pregnant woman with 1 support person ( a partner/family member or friend) 

Kia Ora, Talofa, Ni Hao, Namaste, Konnichiwa, Marhaba, Hello and a kind warm welcome to you all.

Our education team look forward to meeting you all.  

Our Classes are held in Newtown, Churton Park, Kenepuru Hospital.  Late bookings for all classes happily accepted. Choose the full series or the breastfeeding component. Attend on Monday or Wednesday evening, a Saturday, or 'Online-ZOOM' Class from your home/ office/flat. A hospital walking tour is not possible because of covid19.

WHEN? Monday or Wednesday evenings or a full day Saturday class. 

Compass Childbirth Classes are run by experienced Midwives, mothers with lots of experience and a breastfeeding peer support counsellor Melissa Witco.  we offer relaxed, informal and jam-packed classes with ideas, tips, and much-needed information.

  • Natural labour and birth
  • Natural pain relief options including Rebezo and a look at hypnosis 
  • Medical Pain Relief Options including epidurals
  • Complex labour and birth-with medical interventions
  • Baby check and what to expect from newborn babies 
  • Breastfeeding, antenatal expressing. 
  • Caring for a new baby- CPR, practice-changing a nappy, Safe Sleep and naps for baby, bathing baby, car seat installation and car seat safety. 
  • Parenting tips for coping with broken sleep and life with a new baby(ies)

We have a postnatal zoom 30 minutes catch up for new mums. Kate Allan will email you a link so you can catch up from home when the baby is here.  

link to our Facebook page or Instagram to get regular updates on classes and current information.

HOW TO BOOK:- click on the link to 'enquire or book. 

Or text 0226739001 Mon- Fri 9 am - 5 pm and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Who are we?

  • Denise Garcia, mum of 6, with 6 mokopuna under 5. An LMC Community Postnatal Midwife, Childbirth Educator and trained Hypnobirth-Midwife-UK.
  • Kate Allan is a mum of a 1-year-old baby, 9-year-old and step mum to 2 teenagers. She is a qualified baby car seat technician and has a Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Melissa Witco is a mum of 3 young Pacific Island children, knows sign language, and is Breastfeeding Peer Support Counsellor.  
  • Sue Allan is mum of 3, grandmother of 2, and a Hospital Charge Midwife with loads of experience. 

We support NICU- NEONATAL TRUST SHOP level 4 Wellington Hospital. They have fabric masks, hire and sell hospital-grade breast-pumps. $40 for a cot size merino baby blanket, or buy a bag of baby clothes for $5 https://www.neonataltrust.org.nz/trust-shop   

***Reminder to Book FREE Whooping Cough/ Flu Vaccines in pregnancy at your Doctor.  https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/immunisation/immunisation-pregnant-women

IF you are unwell or worried about baby or reduced baby movements  Contact your Midwife IMMEDIATELY or call Wellington Hospital 04-3855999 ask for birthing Suite / Delivery Suite / Hutt Hospital 04-5666999. We recommend you get advice and get help today - don't delay. 

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We are offering a free postnatal catch up on zoom once a month for attendees

The pregnancy guide has links and information to guide you through early pregnancy onwards.

Breastfeeding class #1 Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday, January 27 (6 pm to 8.30 pm)
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27 Jan 2021
Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday, February 3 10 17 (6 pm to 8-45 pm)
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3 Feb 2021
Kenepuru Hospital Education Centre. Monday, February 15 22 & March 1, 2021 (6 pm to 8.45 pm)
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15 Feb 2021
Breastfeeding class #2 Zoom on-line Wednesday, March 3 (6-45 pm to 8-30 pm)
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3 Mar 2021
Churton Park Community Centre Monday, March 8 15 22 29 (7.15 pm to 9-15 pm)
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8 Mar 2021
ZOOM CLASS online Wednesday, March 10 17 24 (6.45 pm to 8.45 pm)
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10 Mar 2021
Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday, April 7 14 21 (6 pm to 8.45 pm)
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7 Apr 2021
Kenepuru Hospital Education Centre Monday, April 12 19 and May 3 2021 (6 pm to 8.45 pm)
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12 Apr 2021
BREASTFEEDING CLASS #3 Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday, April 28 (6 pm to 8.30 pm)
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28 Apr 2021
Churton Park Community Centre Monday, May 10, 17, 24 31 (7.15 pm to 9.15 pm)
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10 May 2021
Cancer Society Newtown Saturday, May 15 (1-day class (9 am to 3.30 pm)
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15 May 2021
BREASTFEEDING CLASS #4 Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday, May 26 (6 pm to 8.30 pm)
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26 May 2021
Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday, June 2 9 16 (6 pm to 8-45 pm )
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2 Jun 2021
Kenepuru Hospital Education Centre Monday, June 14 21 28 (6 pm to 8.45 pm)
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14 Jun 2021
Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday, July 7 14 21 (6 pm to 8.45 pm)
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7 Jul 2021
BREASTFEEDING CLASS #5 Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday 28 July (6 pm to 8.30 pm)
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28 Jul 2021
Cancer Society Newtown Saturday, July 31 (9 am to 3.30 pm)
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31 Jul 2021
Churton Park Community Centre August 9 16 23 30 (7.15 pm to 9.15 pm)
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9 Aug 2021
Zoom on-line course Wednesday, August 11,18,25 (6.45 to 8.45 pm)
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11 Aug 2021
BREASTFEEDING CLASS #6 Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday, September 8 (6 pm to 8.45 pm)
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8 Sep 2021
Kenepuru Hospital Education Centre Monday, September 13 20 27 (6 pm to 8.45 pm)
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13 Sep 2021
Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday, September 15 22 29 (6 pm to 8.45 pm)
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15 Sep 2021
 
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