compass zoom classes are available now (in-person classes to be confirmed at the time of class due to Covid-19- but can be replaced by zoom if the need arises)
Thank you all for your patience at these unprecedented times.
As we start to come down to level 2 MOH guidelines
we are hoping to start face to face classes again but only if that is safe for pregnant women
ZOOM classes will be 1.5-2 hours only - We will need to email you the
link for each session on the day of the class. Reading and videos links included.
COVID19 updates /contact your GP and be tested for Covid19 if you have a cough, cold or flu.
Flu Vaccine and Whooping cough vaccine are protective for our 'hapu' pregnant mums and babies and the extended families. - please get it from your GP / pharmacy -call them now.
THE NEONATAL TRUST SHOP hires and sells hand and electric breast pumps at great prices online or in-store at Neonatal shop. woollen/cotton baby clothes https://www.neonataltrust.org.nz/trust-shop
Compass Childbirth Classes are free classes run by experienced and passionate Midwives in Wellington and Kenepuru. The Midwives run a relaxed, informal and jam-packed with information, tips, and techniques classes including:
- Getting ready for baby
- Preparing for labour and birth
- Natural pain relief options including Rebezo and a look at HYPNOSIS
- Pain relief options for complex births - epidural
- Baby check and screening tests
- Breastfeeding your new baby
- Caring for a new baby- CPR, Safe Sleep, bathing baby,
Walking tours are not allowed at the present time. for both Wellington and Kenepuru hospitals, well update when we can
Classes are fully funded via Compass Health/ CCDHB/ Ministry of Health.
How to book - send an email or click on the link and we can fit you into a zoom or in-person class.
Classes are suitable for mothers and their birth supporter from week 28 of pregnancy onwards. Classes run for 3 weeks on a Monday or Wednesday evening, Zoom is 7 pm to 8.30 pm or a weekend Saturday 3-5 pm, 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.
You can book online via the class calendar by selecting the dates that suit you. Bookings can be accepted anytime up until the day of the course but book early to avoid disappointment. We will confirm your place in the class via email within the week of booking. For a very late booking or change of plans, we may be able to fit you on an existing class via a phone call or email.
Class Locations Zoom -online at present available to greater Wellington region
- Newtown classes cover parents located in the greater Wellington region: Northland, Ngaio, Karori, CBD, Island Bay, Mt Victoria, Seatoun, Miramar, etc
- Location to be confirmed due to COVID19
- Kenepuru classes cover parents located in the Northern Suburbs: Broadmeadows, Khandallah, Johnsonville, Newlands, Churton Park, Tawa, Porirua, Elsdon, Titahi Bay, Plimmerton, Whitby, Papakowhai, Aotea
- Classes are at Kenepuru Hospital Education Centre. Free parking is available. Dependent on level 2
About the Midwives/Educators/ Class helpers
Denise Garcia is an LMC Midwife for Harbour City Midwives with 20 years experience. She has been teaching Childbirth Education for 30 years with Parents Centre, Tawa College, and private classes for 30 years. Denise has a Masters Degree in Education Leadership, Bachelor of Midwifery, and a Diploma of Childbirth Education and a 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.
Patricia Davey is our volunteer course assistant - she has a background in Hypnosis. Disclaimer: Patricia's Hypnotherapy practice is NOT associated with Compass Childbirth Classes and Patricia is regarded as a completely independent practitioner and not associated with the classes in this manner at all.