Antenatal Courses

***During the COVID-19 lockdown and also while face to face groups are limited in size, all WAPC Antenatal classes are taking place via online video conference***

West Auckland Parents Centre offer a comprehensive childbirth education course to help you and your partner prepare for having a baby.

Our 6 week evening childbirth education course is taught by a qualified Childbirth Educator, so you can be sure of receiving all the information you’ll need to help you understand pregnancy, labour and birth. We limit the numbers on each course to ensure good educator to participant ratios so early booking is recommended.

Please see the course schedule for dates of classes and also read the frequently asked questions about childbirth education courses for more information.

The Childbirth Education course covers:

  • Foetal positioning, pregnancy and pelvis anatomy plus their role in labour and birth
  • Signs and stages of labour
  • Self-help pain relief options
  • Medical pain relief, obstetric interventions and their alternatives
  • The birth process
  • Making an informed decision on Vitamin K and vaccinations
  • Breastfeeding and new-born care
  • The postnatal period and postnatal emotions
  • Support during labour and birth and support in the community
  • A Saturday morning session covering Practical Parenting issues such as bedding, bathing, winding, nappies and clothing.
  • A visit to the Plunket Family Centre

Our Childbirth Education package includes:

  • 6 week evening childbirth education course, including practical parenting topics
  • Placement in coffee group
  • Postnatal support opportunities
  • Membership to West Auckland Parents Centre & our national body, Parents Centre New Zealand
  • Big discounts on our parent education courses.
  • Subscription to our national magazine, KiwiParent and the West Auckland Parents Centre newsletter, Tiny Talk.

Location: Our classes are usually at Kelston Community Centre on the corner of Great North Road and Awaroa Road. This can occasionally change but you will be advised at the time of booking.


Please contact our Childbirth Education Bookings Co-ordinator for information about availability and bookings by emailing


Education Package with 1 year membership$245
Education Package with 2 year membership$315

Full payment is required upon enrolment.

Class Schedule


CourseDay of WeekStartEndTimePractical
Approx Due
Date Range
2001*SaturdayJan 18Feb 089am - 4pmFeb 01Feb 10 - Mar 21
2002*MondayJan 13Feb 247pm - 9pmFeb 08Mar 08 - Apr 01Closed
2003ThursdayFeb 13Mar 197pm - 9pmMar 07Apr 02 - May 09
2004*MondayMar 16Apr 277pm - 9pmApr 18May 10 - Jun 03
2005ThursdayApr 16May 217pm - 9pmMay 09Jun 04 - Jul 05
2006TuesdayMay 19Jun 237pm - 9pmJun 13Jul 06 - Aug 05
2007MondayJun 22Jul 277pm - 9pmJul 11Aug 06 - Sep 05
2008MondayAug 03Sep 077pm - 9pmAug 15Sep 06 - Oct 07Closed
2009ThursdayAug 20Sep 247pm - 9pmSep 12Oct 08 - Oct 31
2010MondaySep 14Oct 197pm - 9pmOct 10Nov 01 - Dec 07
2011TuesdayOct 20Nov 247pm - 9pmNov 12Dec 08 - Jan 02Closed
2012TuesdayNov 16Dec 217pm - 9pmDec 12Jan 03 - Feb 01Enquire

2021 (Indicative Only)

CourseDay of WeekStartEndTimePractical
Approx Due
Date Range
2101SaturdayJan 09Jan 239am - 4pmJan 16Feb 01 - Mar 05
2102MondayJan 11Feb 227pm - 9pmFeb 06Mar 06 - Mar 29Enquire

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