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,
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 https://www.neonataltrust.org.nz/trust-shop