Welcome to our friendly informative Birth and Baby Classes. Our classes are 100% free. 3 Dec 2021 -Covid19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) We will continue to offer ZOOM Online classes to protect our Hapu Mama as best we can. A link will be sent to you before each class.

Kia Ora, Talofa, Ni Hao, Namaste, Konnichiwa, Marhaba, Hello, Hi! A kind warm welcome. We look forward to meeting you all. Our classes are informal and relaxed. We give loads of current 'Best Practice' information-packed with tips on coping through labour, birth, pain relief options, caring for baby, and feeding your newborn.

Fully Funded Free classes by Tu Ora Compass Health is a not -for profit organisation. 

Your educators are all covid19 vaccinated. Midwife Denise Garcia, an LMC Community Midwife / Childbirth Educator with lots of knowledge and experience and  Kate Allan is a non-practising ex LMC community midwife with a young family. Sue Allan is an Associate Charge Midwife at the hospital. 

Who can attend our classes? A Hapu mama (pregnant person)  with 1 support person (either a partner/family member/friend) 

Our Classes are all on free ZOOM due to the added covid19 risk for Hapu Mamas'. You can choose the full series of 3-4 classes or pick and choose. Attend on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evening, a Saturday morning,  'Online-ZOOM' Class in the comfort of your home/ office/flat. When able we will return to venues in, Churton Park Community Centre,  Porirua Christian life Centre, and Cancer Society Newtown. 

  • Natural labour and birth to complex labour and birth 
  • Natural pain relief options include Rebezo, and a look at hypnosis, breathing and so much more
  • Medical pain relief options including gas and epidurals 
  • Baby health checks, decisions for parents/carers to consider. What to expect if you are birthing at home, a birthing unit, or a hospital. How to hold, dress, change a nappy and care for a newborn straight after the birth.  
  • Feeding baby, antenatal hand expressing- collecting colostrum, nutritional needs of the newborn. 
  • Caring for a new baby- CPR, practice- Safe Sleep and naps, bathing baby, car seat installation and car seat safety. plus much more. 
  • Tips for adjusting your sleep/lifestyle to becoming a new parent(s) / carer.

HOW TO BOOK:- click on the link to 'enquire or book. or email us to book a class or ask us questions. sent us a message and you can give us your phone number and we can text to arrange a time to talk with you if you prefer.  

Who are we?  Denise Garcia, mum of 6, with 7 mokopuna under 6. An LMC Community Postnatal Midwife, Childbirth Educator, and trained Hypnobirth-Midwife-UK.  Kate Allan is a mum of a 2-year-old baby, a 10-year-old, and a step mum to 2 teenagers. She is a qualified baby car seat technician. She will demonstrate car seat safety in our classes and has a Bachelor of Midwifery.  Sue Allan is a mum of 3, grandmother of 2, and a Hospital Charge Midwife.

We support NICU- NEONATAL TRUST SHOP level 4, Wellington Hospital. They have the hand-expressing colostrum syringe packs for sale.  Hire hospital-grade breast pumps. Or purchase at reduced prices. A bargain is the $40 merino wool bassinet/cot size baby under-blanket to keep your baby dry and warm. https://www.neonataltrust.org.nz/trust-shop   

***Reminder to discuss with your pregnancy carer about Booking a FREE Whooping Cough/ Flu/ Covid Vaccines in pregnancy for Hapu Mamas at a vaccination center/ GP or Pharmacy.  It is recommended that whanau, friends also consider vaccination as well. Please go to the MOH site for more information.*** https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/immunisation/immunisation-pregnant-women

IF you are feeling unwell or worried about your baby's reduced movements -  Contact your Midwife IMMEDIATELY or call Wellington Hospital 04-3855999 ask for the Birthing Suite / Delivery Suite / Hutt Hospital 04-5666999 and ask for Birthing Suite you will speak to a midwife on call 24/7. We recommend you get advice and get help today - please don't delay. 


We encourage our class participants for each class to set up a WhatsApp group to keep in contact with each other after baby arrives. 

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

ZOOM Feed your baby class Thursday 20 Jan @ 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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20 Jan 2022
Feed your baby class ZOOM 7 pm to 9.30 pm (bring a Doll or Teddy Bear) free class
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2 Feb 2022
ZOOM online labour birth and baby classes Wednesday, Feb 9, 16, 23 @ 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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9 Feb 2022
ZOOM Saturday class 19 Feb and 26 Feb 2022 ( Cancer Society at level 1 only) 9 am - Midday
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19 Feb 2022
ZOOM (or Christian Life Centre Porirua- level 1) Monday's Feb 21, 28, and March 7, 2022, @ 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Labour, birth, baby class series
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21 Feb 2022
ZOOM Class Series Wednesdays March 2,9,16 labour, birth, Baby @ 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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2 Mar 2022
ZOOM or (Churton Park Community Centre - level 1) Monday 14, 21, 28 March, 7 pm to 9.30 pm labour, birth, baby classes
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14 Mar 2022
Zoom Feed your baby class Wednesday 23 March 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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23 Mar 2022
ZOOM (Christian life Centre Porirua at level 1) Monday 4 and 11 April 2022 @ 7 pm to 9.30 pm.Labour, birth, complex birth and pain relief classes (2 of 3)
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4 Apr 2022
Cancer Society Newtown Wednesdays 6, 13, 20 April 6 pm to 8.45 pm class series Labour birth and baby
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6 Apr 2022
ZOOM class baby session # 3 at 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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7 Apr 2022
ZOOM Feeding baby class (Cancer Society Newtown level 1) Wednesday 27 April 7 to 9.30 pm
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27 Apr 2022
ZOOM (Christian life Centre Porirua level 1) Monday's May 2, 9, 16 @ 7 pm to 9.30 pm labour birth and baby classes
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2 May 2022
Saturday class, May 14, Cancer Society Newtown 9-4 pm, class series baby, labour and birth
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14 May 2022
Feeding Baby Class, Christian Life Centre, Porirua . Monday 23 May 6.30 to 8.30 pm (pleases bring a doll or teddy bear)
23 May 2022
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