Kia Ora, come try our Free Classes- no costs at all. Bring your own snacks and water bottle. We offer friendly information-packed classes, run by experienced Midwives. Please only attend in-person classes if 100% free from coughs, colds or covid- or book into a zoom class.

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.

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

Your educators are all covid19 vaccinated. Midwife Denise Garcia is an LMC Community Midwife / Childbirth Educator with lots of knowledge and experience and  Kate Allan has a bachelor of MIdiwfery, a young family and is working full time assisting parents with baby resources and information. Sue Allan is an Associate Charge Midwife at the hospital. 

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) 

 You can choose the full series of 3-4 classes or pick and choose, different dates and different locations.  We will return to venues in Wellington and Porirua in June And also be offering Kapiti classes 4 times a year.  We will offer a 50/50 mix of ZOOM and in-person classes to help everyone attend.  

  • 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, a birthing unit, or a 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. 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 and 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. 

Disclaimer: we offer generic information only - please seek medical advice from your MIdwife, GP or hospital if you have any concerns at all-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.

ZOOM Feeding Baby Class, Monday 23 May 7pm to 9.30 pm (pleases bring a doll or teddy bear)
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23 May 2022
Zoom series 6 Wednesday's, May 25th / June 1 & 8 at 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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25 May 2022
Zoom Class series 7 Monday 13/20/27 June 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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13 Jun 2022
ZOOM feeding baby class Wed 22 June 2022 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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22 Jun 2022
Zoom Class series Wednesday 6/13/20 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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6 Jul 2022
Zoom class series 7 Monday 11/18/25 July 2022 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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11 Jul 2022
ZOOM Feeding baby Wednesday, July 27 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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27 Jul 2022
Zoom Class Monday, August 8/15/22 from 7 pm to 9.30pm labour birth and baby classes
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8 Aug 2022
Zoom classes Wednesday, August 17/25/31 from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm. 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
Zoom class Wednesday, September 7/14/21 from 7 pm to 9.30pm labour birth and baby class series
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7 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
 
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