We offer friendly FREE Antenatal Classes in Kapiti, Porirua & Newtown, or Zoom in (Hutt Valley join us) 2 -3 class series a month, With a ZOOM Newborn Feeding Class. Click on the BOOK OR ENQUIRE links or email us

Come join Denise and Kate for our easy-going relaxed birthing classes. Wisdom and tips from 2 practical, down-to-earth mothers with years of Midwifery, Childbirth Education plus parenting experience. We offer current information on labour, birthing, newborn baby care, feeding a newborn, and the first 6 weeks for baby and new parent(s).

We inform about 'ways of knowing when you are in labour',  what the 3 stages of labour mean? Breathing ideas for each stage.  Setting up your home/flat for early to middle labour and also preparing for a planned birth at home. We discuss traditional and modern upright birthing positions like water birth, standing birth and birthing on all fours through to caesarean births.  How your Midwife and the Support person will be with you? When to call your Midwife for pregnancy and labour concerns or when baby is coming

We place a big focus on natural pain relief options and positions to support your birthing journey. plus Add in medical pain relief options and how epidurals work in case it's needed. Postnatal in-patient and support person sleepovers. Complex labour, the NICU baby, Monitoring in labour to caesarean birth and recovery. 

We look forward to meeting you and your support person. Class times vary from 6 pm for IN-Person. 7 pm for Zoom. full-day classes are 9 am to 3.30 pm. 

We are funded by Tu Ora Compass Health and Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast, and Hutt Valley all year round. 

Locations across greater Wellington to Kapiti -

Cancer Society in Newtown; 

Tu Ora Compass Health, Porirua, level 3 ( up the lift), City Fitness Building, 1 Walton Leigh Ave, Porirua;

Kapiti Health Centre, Warrimoo St Paraparaumu (by Paraparaumu Maternity).

All classes are free! 

HOW TO BOOK:- click on the link to 'enquire or book. on the class date you want to ttend and an automatic link is forwarded to us via email.   (is you don't hear back that day please email us urgently.) 

Who are we?  DENISE Garcia,  ex-LMC MIdwife of 20 years+ Childbirth Educator, mum of 6; trained Hypnobirth-Midwife-UK.  KATE Allan is an ex-LMC Midwife, and mum of 2 boys. 

We both completed the Midwifery/Childbirth Educator 8-hour CalmBirth training this year and last year we did the Australian Possum 6 weeks course on Feed Newborn Baby Class which includes baby's Sleep needs.

Ashleigh is an amazing new mum who is here to help you get your classes booked easily and quickly. 

To consider in Pregnancy-  Ask your Midwife/ GP/ Pharmacy about the free Whooping Cough/ Flu/ Covid Vaccine during pregnancy.  Whanau and close friends can help keep the baby well by having these vaccines Be informed and go to the MOH site for more information. https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/immunisation/immunisation-pregnant-women

If you feel unwell, think you might be in labour or notice the baby's movements are less in the past 6 hours RING your Midwife IMMEDIATELY or RING Wellington Hospital 04-3855999 or Hutt Hospital 04-5666999 - ask for the Birthing Suite and talk to a midwife on call 24/7.

If you feel Mentally Unwell? Not coping as normal? You or your support person are worried? Please get immediate help. Call the Mental Health Helpline on 1737  Call your GP and ask to speak to the practice nurse urgently- or go to the Emergency Dept at Wellington or Hutt Hospital. You are very important and pregnancy can be challenging, tiring and hormonal changes can affect how you feel each day. Don't do it alone!

Disclaimer: We offer generic information in our classes - please seek medical advice from your Midwife, GP, or Hospital provider if you have any pregnancy concerns- We Do Not Give Medical Advice. 

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The pregnancy guide has links and information to guide you through early pregnancy onwards.

We encourage our class participants for each class to set up a WhatsApp group to keep in contact with each other after the baby arrives

ZOOM IN -NEWBORN FEEDING - Tuesday 23 April @ 7 - 9.30 pm
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23 Apr 2024
Cancer Society Newtown Wednesday 8,15,22 May Labour Birth & Baby Class Series. 6 pm to 8.30 pm
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8 May 2024
ZOOM Class Monday 13,20,27 Labour Birth & Baby classes @ 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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13 May 2024
ZOOM IN NEWBORN FEEDING Tuesday 28 May @ 7 - 9.30pm
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28 May 2024
1-day Class Kapiti Health Centre Sunday 9 June. labour, birth and baby. Start 9am to 3.30 pm - Bring your lunch or shop nearby
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9 Jun 2024
ZOOM Monday 10, 17, 24 June labour birth and baby class series 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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10 Jun 2024
Tu Ora Compass Health, Porirua Centre, Wednesday, JUNE 12, 19, and 26. Labour, Birth & Baby Class Series. 6 pm start to 8.30 pm
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12 Jun 2024
ZOOM IN- NEWBORN FEEDING Tuesday 25 June @ 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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25 Jun 2024
ZOOM Monday 1,8 and 15 July. Labour, Birth, and Baby Class Series 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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1 Jul 2024
Cancer Society Newtown. Wednesday 3,10,17 July Labour. Birth & Baby Class Series 6 pm to 8-30 pm
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3 Jul 2024
ZOOM IN- NEWBORN FEEDING- Thursday 4 July @ 7 pm -9.30 pm
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4 Jul 2024
ZOOM Classes- Monday 5,12,19 August. Labour Birth & Baby Class Series from 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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5 Aug 2024
Porirua Tu Ora Compass Health, Porirua Centre Wednesday August 7,14,21 Labour Birth & Baby Class Series 6pm - 8.30pm
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7 Aug 2024
1-day Sunday @ Kapiti Health Centre 11 August. Labour Birth & Baby Cares. 9 am to 3.30pm Bring your lunch or shop nearby
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11 Aug 2024
ZOOM-IN NEWBORN FEEDING Tuesday 26 August @ 7 to 9.30 pm
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26 Aug 2024
ZOOM Monday 2,9, 16 September. Labour Birth and Baby Class Series 7 pm to 9.30pm
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2 Sep 2024
Cancer Society Newtown. Wednesday 4,11,18 September. Labour Birth & Baby Class Series. 6 pm to 8.30 pm
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4 Sep 2024
ZOOM NEWBORN FEEDING Monday 23 September 7pm to 9.30 pm
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23 Sep 2024
Tu Ora Compass Health Porirua Centre, Wednesday 2,9,16 October. labour, Birth & Baby Class Series. 6 pm to 8.30 pm
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2 Oct 2024
ZOOM Monday 7,14,21 October. Labour Birth and Baby Class Series 7 pm to 9.30pm
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7 Oct 2024
ZOOM NEWBORN FEEDING Wednesday 23 October 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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23 Oct 2024
ZOOM Monday 4,11,18 November. labour, Birth & Baby Class Series 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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4 Nov 2024
Cancer Society Newtown. Wednesday 6,13,20 November Labour Birth & Baby Class Series 6 pm to 9.30 pm
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6 Nov 2024
ZOOM NEWBORN FEEDING. Wednesday 23 November @ 7 pm to 9.30 pm
25 Nov 2024
1-day Class Kapiti Health Centre Sunday 1 Dec Labour Birth & Baby. 9 am to 3.30 pm (bring your lunch or shop nearby)
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1 Dec 2024
ZOOM Monday 2,9,16 December. Labour Birth & Baby Class Series. 7 pm tp 9.30 pm
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2 Dec 2024
Tu Ora Compass Health Porirua Centre, Wednesday 4,11,18 December. Labour Birth & Baby Class Series 6 pm to 8.30 pm
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4 Dec 2024
ZOOM - NEWBORN FEEDING Thursday 12 December 7 pm to 9.30 pm
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12 Dec 2024
 
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