Free Childbirth Classes

We hold FREE In-Person Classes and/or FREE Online Zoom Classes every month for pregnant women and their support person. Please check the calendar dates to see whether Online? Evening? or Saturday? classes work for you. Book online or have your Midwife call Denise for you.

Monday Evening Classes are at Kenepuru Hospital Education Centre  6 pm - 8.30 pm on the first 3 Monday nights of the month. Go in the main entrance and through Out Patients Dept- if the door to outpatients is closed the orderlies can let you in. DROP-IN OR BOOK ONLINE

Wellington -Wednesday Evening Classes  Online Zoom 6-45 to 8-45  OR  In-Person Classes 6 pm to 8-45pm at the Cancer Society - check the dates as to whether the class is online or not - Bookings are needed.  

Newtown - Saturday Classes 9 am to 3-30 pm held every 6-8 weeks at the Cancer Society- Book online  

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

  • Natural labour and birth
  • Complex labour and birth
  • Natural pain relief options including Rebezo and a look at hypnosis 
  • Medical Pain Relief Options 
  • Baby check and screening tests
  • Breastfeeding your new baby
  • Caring for a new baby- CPR, nappies, Safe Sleep, bathing baby, 
  • Parenting 

We offer a postnatal zoom catch up 1 a month for all the June babies, all the July babies etc  

How to book - send an email or click on the link and we can fit you into an online zoom or in-person class. 

Classes are suitable for mothers and their support person from week 28 of pregnancy onwards. Keneperu classes are held for 3 consecutive Monday nights at 6 pm- 8.45 pm. Newtown classes are held on Wednesday evening every second month 6 pm start to 8-45pm. Online Zoom classes start at 6-45 pm to 8.45 pm alternate months. We are also holding 1 Saturday class every 6-8 weeks in Newtown.

Bookings accepted until the day of the course but book early to avoid disappointment. 

Kenepuru no bookings necessary. 

There are information and links emailed for each class for 2-6 hours of reading/ video's in total to assist your learning about birth and baby.

About the Midwives/Educators

Denise Garcia is an LMC Community Midwife / Childbirth Education for 30 years with Parents Centre, Tawa College, Mat-Pro. Denise has a Masters Degree in Education Leadership, Bachelor of Midwifery, Diploma of                 Childbirth Education and  Diploma in UK Hypnobirth for Midwives. She is on the two CCDHB committees. 

Sue Allan is an ACM Charge Midwife from Wellington Hospital. She has a Bachelor Of Midwifery.  

Kate Allan is a non-practising Midwife with a new baby, she is a baby car seat technician. She has a Bachelor of Midwifery

Patricia Davey is our admin person - she has a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis.  Disclaimer: Patricia's Hypnotherapy practice is completely separate to Compass Childbirth Classes and Patricia is regarded as an independent practitioner.

We support the NEONATAL TRUST SHOP that hires and sells hand-pumps and electric breast pumps at great prices online or in-store at Neonatal shop. Plus reasonable priced woollen/cotton baby clothes

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.

Free in-person class series at Kenepuru Education Centre from 6 pm to 8.30 pm - 6, 13, 20 July See you there.
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6 Jul 2020
FREE Zoom Classes Wednesday 8,15,22 July 2020 zoom in at 6-45 to 8-45pm
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8 Jul 2020
FREE in-Person classes Kenepuru Education Centre Monday 3 10 17 August 6 pm to 8.30 - See you there
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3 Aug 2020
FREE Zoom classes Wednesday 5 12 19 August 6.45 pm to 8.45 pm. links to Zoom emailed day before class
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5 Aug 2020
Saturday In-Person Newtown class 9 am to 3-30 am August 8, 2020
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8 Aug 2020
FREE in-person classes Kenepuru Education Centre Monday 7 14 21 September 2020 from 6 pm to 8-30pm see you there
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7 Sep 2020
FREE In-Person Classes Wednesday 9 16 23 September 2020 at 6 pm - 8.45 pm
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9 Sep 2020
FREE In-Person Classes Kenepuru Education Centre Monday, October 5 12 19 from 6 pm to 8.30 pm see you there
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5 Oct 2020
FREE Zoom Wednesday 7 14 21 October from 6.45 pm-8-45 PM- a link will be emailed the day before each class
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7 Oct 2020
Saturday in-person Newtown class 9 am to 3.30 pm - 17 October 2020 venue TBA
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17 Oct 2020
FREE in-Person Classes Kenepuru Education Centre Monday 2 9 16 November 2020 from 6 pm to 8-30 pm - See you there
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2 Nov 2020
Free In-Person classes Wednesday evening 4, 11, 18 November 6 pm - 8.45 pm
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4 Nov 2020
FREE In-Person Classes Newtown Saturday 21 November 9 am - 3.30 pm
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21 Nov 2020
FREE Zoom classes Wednesday 2 9 16 December 2020 6.45 pm to 8.45 pm- A link will be emailed the day before each class
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2 Dec 2020
Free In-Person Classes Kenepuru Education Centre Monday 7, 14, 21 December 2020 at 6-00 pm to 8.30 pm- See you There
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7 Dec 2020
Free In-Person classes Kenepuru Education Centre 6 pm to 8-45pm Monday 11 18 25 Jan 2021 - see you there
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11 Jan 2021
Free Zoom Classes Wednesday 13 20 27 Jan 2021 6-45pm to 8-45pm - a Zoom link will be sent the day before the class
13 Jan 2021
Free In-Person Classes at Kenepuru Education Centre 1 8 15 Feb 2021 from 6 pm to 8.30 pm
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1 Feb 2021
Free In-Person Classes Wednesday 3 10 17 Feb 2021 from 6 pm to 8-45pm
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3 Feb 2021
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