Welcome to our friendly informative Birth and Baby Classes. Our classes are 100% free. 3 Dec 2021 -Covid19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) We will continue to offer ZOOM Online classes to protect our Hapu Mama as best we can. A link will be sent to you before each class.
Kia Ora, Talofa, Ni Hao, Namaste, Konnichiwa, Marhaba, Hello, Hi! A kind warm welcome. We look forward to meeting you all. Our classes are informal and relaxed. We give loads of current 'Best Practice' information-packed with tips on coping through labour, birth, pain relief options, caring for baby, and feeding your newborn.
Fully Funded Free classes by Tu Ora Compass Health is a not -for profit organisation.
Your educators are all covid19 vaccinated. Midwife Denise Garcia, an LMC Community Midwife / Childbirth Educator with lots of knowledge and experience and Kate Allan is a non-practising ex LMC community midwife with a young family. Sue Allan is an Associate Charge Midwife at the hospital.
Who can attend our classes? A Hapu mama (pregnant person) with 1 support person (either a partner/family member/friend)
Our Classes are all on free ZOOM due to the added covid19 risk for Hapu Mamas'. You can choose the full series of 3-4 classes or pick and choose. Attend on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evening, a Saturday morning, 'Online-ZOOM' Class in the comfort of your home/ office/flat. When able we will return to venues in, Churton Park Community Centre, Porirua Christian life Centre, and Cancer Society Newtown.
- Natural labour and birth to complex labour and birth
- Natural pain relief options include Rebezo, 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.
- Feeding baby, antenatal hand expressing- collecting colostrum, nutritional needs of the newborn.
- Caring for a new baby- CPR, practice- Safe Sleep and naps, bathing baby, car seat installation and car seat safety. plus much more.
- Tips for adjusting 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 a mum of a 2-year-old baby, a 10-year-old, and a step mum to 2 teenagers. She is a qualified baby car seat technician. She will demonstrate car seat safety in our classes and has a Bachelor of Midwifery. 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, 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.Top