Kia Ora. Welcome to our Free information-packed Classes. Kate and Denise both have Bachelor's Degrees in Midwifery and love facilitating, talking about the real side of labour, birth and parenting.

Kia Ora, Talofa, Ni Hao, Namaste, Konnichiwa, Marhaba, Hello, Hi! A kind warm welcome. We look forward to meeting you all. We offer loads of current 'Best Practice' information-packed sessions with tips on coping through labour, birth, all pain relief options, caring for a new baby, and feeding your newborn. We also give lots of links to further websites to support your learning.

 Tu Ora Compass Health is a not -for profit organisation, supported by CCDHB. 

We are all covid19 vaccinated. 

Who can attend our classes? A Hapu mama, they, them, a carer, a surrogate. You can bring 1 support person (a partner/family member/friend) in-person classes are limited numbers. Zoom unlimited.

 You can choose the full series of 3-4 classes or pick and choose, different dates and different locations.  ZOOM, Cancer Society Newtown; Tu Ora Compass Health, level 3 ( up the lift), City Fitness Building, 1 Walton Leigh Ave, Porirua; Kapiti Health Centre, Warrimoo St Paraparaumu ( by Paraparaumu Maternity). Hutt Maternity can attend any classes or attend ZOOM everyone is welcome.   

  • what we cover- everything you need to know about normal labour and birth to complex labour and birth. baby's first weeks and postnatal care. 
  • Natural pain relief options include Rebezo, acupressure, positions, water, heat, equipment, pack your bags, 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, Birth Unit, or Wgtn or Hutt Hospital. How to hold, dress, change a nappy and care for a newborn straight after the birth.  Plus childcare options, car seat installation and safety, safe sleep, and CPR. 
  • Feeding baby, antenatal hand expressing- collecting colostrum, nutritional needs of the newborn. 
  • Tips from 2 very experienced parents on how to adjust 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 an ex midwife, mum of a 2-year-old and 11-year-old. 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. Purchase wool clothing and blankets 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 and friends also consider FLU, Whooping Cough and Covid vaccinations 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 and 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. 

Disclaimer: We offer general information in our classes - please seek medical advice from your Midwife, GP, or Hospital provider if you have any concerns- We Do Not Give Medical Advice. 

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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.

Wednesday, Tu Ora Compass Health Porirua Center, August 17/24/31 from 6.00 pm to 8.30pm. labour birth and baby classes
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17 Aug 2022
ZOOM Feeding baby class Monday 29 August from 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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29 Aug 2022
Cancer Society Rooms Newtown Wednesday, September 7/14/21 from 6 pm to 8.30pm labour birth and baby class series Please bring a snack and water bottle - facemasks essential
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7 Sep 2022
Kapiti Health Centre, 1-day free class 9 am to 4 pm. Please bring your own snacks and lunch. We will meet in the reception area.
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11 Sep 2022
ZOOM Classes Monday, September 12/19/26 from 7 pm to 9.30pm labour birth and baby classes
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12 Sep 2022
Zoom Feed baby class Wednesday 28 Sept from 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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28 Sep 2022
ZOOM CLASSES START MON OCT 3/10/17 FROM 7 PM TO 9.30PM
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3 Oct 2022
Tu Ora Compass Health Porirua Center, Wednesday, October 5/12/19 6 pm to 8.30pm - please bring a snack and a water bottle , masks essential
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5 Oct 2022
FEEDING BABY CLASS ON ZOOM TUESDAY 18 OCT 7PM TO 9.30PM
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18 Oct 2022
Tu Ora Compass Health Porirua Centre, WEDNESDAY NOV 9,16,23 FROM 6 PM TO 8.30 PM. Bring your snacks and water bottle. Masks must be worn
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9 Nov 2022
WEEKEND ZOOM CLASS SAT & SUN NOV 12/13 FROM 9AM TO 1PM
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12 Nov 2022
ZOOM FEEDING BABY CLASS - 7 PM TO 9.30PM
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14 Nov 2022
ZOOM CLASS SERIES MONDAY NOV 28, DEC 5, 12 7PM TO 9.30PM
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28 Nov 2022
Cancer Society Newtown WEDNESDAY NOV 30, DEC 7, 14 Please bring a water bottle and your own snacks, FACEMASKS ESSENTIAL
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30 Nov 2022
Kapiti Health Centre, Sunday 1-Day class, 9am to 4 pm. Please bring your own lunch and snacks.
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11 Dec 2022
ZOOM FEEDING BABY CLASS ON MONDAY 19 DEC 7 PM TO 9.30PM
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19 Dec 2022
Zoom Monday 9,16,23 Jan 2023 7pm to 9.30pm labour birth and baby classes
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9 Jan 2023
Cancer Society Newtown full-day class SAT 14 Jan 2023 9am to 5pm - BYO lunch and water bottle
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14 Jan 2023
ZOOM feed baby class Wed 18 Jan 2023 7pm to 9.30pm
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18 Jan 2023
ZOOM FEED BABY CLASS Wednesday,8 Feb 7pm to 9.30pm
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8 Feb 2023
ZOOM Class series 7 pm to 9.30 pm Monday's Feb 13, 20 27 2023
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13 Feb 2023
Tu Ora Compass Health Porirua Center, 6 pm to 8.30 pm Wednesdays 14, 22 Feb and 1st March 2023
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15 Feb 2023
1 day class Kapiti Health Centre, 9am to 4pm
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26 Feb 2023
Zoom Class Monday 6,13,20 March 7 pm to 9.30 pm labour birth and baby class series
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6 Mar 2023
Cancer Society Rooms Newtown Wednesday, March 15,22,29 6 pm to 8.30 pm labour birth and baby class series. please bring snacks and a water bottle
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15 Mar 2023
Wednesday at Tu Ora Compass Health Porirua Centre April 12,19,26 labour birth and baby classes 6 pm to 8.30pm , please bring snacks and water bottle
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12 Apr 2023
ZOOM Classes April 17,24,May 1 from 7pm to 9.30pm labour birth and baby classes
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17 Apr 2023
 
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