10-Apr-2018 5:30 PM NZST Start Date
5-Jun-2018 7:30 PM NZST End Date
Duration 9 weeks, Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
For pregnant women aged 24 and under. This FREE 9 week course will prepare you for giving birth and what to expect in those first weeks with your new baby. You'll also have the chance to get to know other young mums in the Hutt Valley area and to support each other as you begin your parenting journey.
You want to be ideally starting this 9-week course around the 26th - 28th week of your pregnancy.
Some of the topics covered over 9 weeks;
Nutrition, pregnancy safety and general health issues
What midwives and doctors do for you
The pregnant and birthing body
Labour overview and stages
Self-help during labour and birth
Delivery suite tour
Your newborn’s needs
After the birth
The baby check
The Guthrie test
Caring for your baby
Parenting in the early days
Postnatal depression and taking care of you
Support and help services
Visit from ‘new’ parents
This is a funded and free course. A light supper is provided. A support person or partner is welcome.