Welcome to Compass Child Birth Classes - All classes are free. For Covid levels, 2-4 ZOOM Online classes replace all classes. We will send you the weekly link via email.

Kia Ora, Talofa, Ni Hao, Namaste, Konnichiwa, Marhaba, Hello, Hi, and 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, caring for baby, and feeding your newborn.

Fully Funded Free classes by Tu Ora Compass Health - a not-for-profit organization across Wellington and Porirua Cities.  The classes are led by Denise Garcia an LMC Community Midwife/Childbirth Educator with lots of knowledge and experience.  Denise is a mother of 6 and Grandmother of 7 mokopuna. Kate is a midwife with a 2-year-old and a 10-year-old. Sue Allan is a charge Midwife at the hospital. 

Who can attend? A pregnant woman with 1 support person (either a partner/family member or friend) 

Our Classes are held in, Churton Park Community Centre,  Porirua Christian life Centre, and Cancer Society Newtown. Choose the full series of 4 classes or pick and choose. Attend on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evening, a Saturday, or 'Online-ZOOM' Class from your home/ office/flat. 

Compass Childbirth Classes offer relaxed, informal and jam-packed classes with ideas, tips, and much-needed information. Please bring a water bottle to the classes.

topics include

  • Natural labour and birth
  • Natural pain relief options including Rebezo and a look at hypnosis, breathing
  • Medical pain relief options including epidurals information 
  • Complex labour and birth-with all medical interventions
  • Baby health checks and what decisions to consider. What to expect if you are staying in the hospital or birthing unit postnatally. 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).
  • Link to our Facebook page or Instagram to get regular updates on classes and current information.

HOW TO BOOK:- click on the link to 'enquire or book. or email us 

Or text 0226739001 Mon- Fri 9 am - 5 pm and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

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 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 with loads of experience. 

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. Our favourite is the bargain buy of a $40 merino cot size baby under-blanket. https://www.neonataltrust.org.nz/trust-shop   

***Reminder to Book FREE Whooping Cough/ Flu/ Covid Vaccines in pregnancy at your GP or Pharmacy.  https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/immunisation/immunisation-pregnant-women

IF you are unwell or worried about your baby or reduced baby 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. 

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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 Saturday, Nov 6th and Zoom Saturday, Nov 13 from 9 am to Midday Labour/Birth/Baby Class
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6 Nov 2021
ZOOM or at Churton Park Community Centre at level 1 only, Mondays November 8,15,22 at 7-15pm to 9-15pm labour/birth/Baby classes
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8 Nov 2021
Zoom FEEDING YOUR NEWBORN BABY or Churton Park Community Centre at level 1 only on Monday 29 November at 7-15 pm to 9-15 pm (bring a doll or teddy bear)
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29 Nov 2021
FEEDING YOUR BABY ZOOM / Cancer Society Newtown- at level 1, Wednesday 1st December (6pm to 8pm) please bring a doll or teddy bear.
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1 Dec 2021
ZOOM Saturday, December 4th and Saturday, Dec 11th from 9am to Midday. Labour/Birth/ Baby class
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4 Dec 2021
ZOOM or Christian Life Centre Porirua level 1 only on Mondays 6,13,20 December at (6 pm to 8-45pm) labour/Birth/Baby
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6 Dec 2021
Zoom feed your baby Thursday 16 Dec 6-45 to 8-45pm
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16 Dec 2021
Zoom or Christian life Centre Porirua Mondays 10, 17,and 24 January 2022 at(6pm to 8-45pm) labour/Birth/Baby classes.
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10 Jan 2022
Zoom or Cancer Society NEWTOWN. Wednesday 12,19,26 January 2022 (6pm to 8-45pm) Labour/Birth/Baby
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12 Jan 2022
Zoom online Feeding your baby session Thursday 20 Jan 6-45pm to 8-45pm
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20 Jan 2022
ZOOM online labour birth and baby classes Wednesday, Feb 9 /16 /23 6-45 to 9 pm
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9 Feb 2022
Saturday class 19 Feb, Cancer Society at level 1 only. 9-11 is baby class, 11-1 is labour/birth, 2 pm to 4 pm is pain relief & complex birth
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19 Feb 2022
Christian Life Church Porirua Monday, Feb 21, 28, March 7, from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Labour, birth, baby class series
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21 Feb 2022
Online Zoom series on Wednesdays March 2,9,16 labour birth Baby Classes, 6-45 pm to 9 pm
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2 Mar 2022
Churton Park Community Centre, 14, 21, 28 March, labour birth and baby classes 7-15 pm to 9-15 pm
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14 Mar 2022
Zoom online feeding baby class Wednesday 23 March 6-45 pm to 8-45 pm
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23 Mar 2022
Christian life Centre Porirua class labour and birth/ pain relief classes Monday 4 and 11 April from 6.30 to 8.45 pm
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4 Apr 2022
Cancer Society Newtown Wednesdays 6, 13, 20 April 6 pm to 8.45 pm class series Labour birth and baby
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6 Apr 2022
ZOOM class pain relief and complex labour session 3 (6-45 to 9 pm)
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7 Apr 2022
Feeding baby class Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday 27 April 6 to 8-45 pm
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27 Apr 2022
Christian life Centre Porirua Mondays, May 2, 9, 16 from 6.30 to 8-45pm labour birth and baby series
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2 May 2022
Saturday class, May 14, Cancer Society Newtown 9-4 pm, class series baby, labour and birth
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14 May 2022
Feeding Baby Class, Christian Life Centre, Porirua . Monday 23 May 6.30 to 8.30 pm (pleases bring a doll or teddy bear)
23 May 2022
 
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