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.

Bookings

Please contact our Childbirth Education Bookings Co-ordinator for information about availability and bookings by emailing antenatal@westaucklandparents.org.nz

Cost

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

Full payment is required upon enrolment.

Class Schedule

2020

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

2021 (Indicative Only)

CourseDay of WeekStartEndTimePractical
Parenting
Approx Due
Date Range
 
2101SaturdayJan 09Jan 239am - 4pmJan 16Feb 01 - Mar 05
Closed
2102MondayJan 11Feb 227pm - 9pmFeb 06Mar 06 - Mar 29Closed
2103ThursdayFeb 11
Mar 18
7pm - 9pmMar 06
Apr 01 - May 02Enquire
2104MondayMar 15
Apr 19
7pm - 9pmApr 10
May 03 - Jun 02
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2105ThursdayApr 15
May 20
7pm - 9pmMay 08
Jun 03 - Jul 04
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2106MondayMay 17
Jun 21
7pm - 9pmJun 12
Jul 05 - Aug 04
Enquire
2107ThursdayJun 17
Jul 22
7pm - 9pmJul 10
Aug 05 - Sep 05
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2108MondayJul 19
Aug 23
7pm - 9pmAug 14
Sep 06 - Oct 06
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2109ThursdayAug 19
Sep 23
7pm - 9pmSep 11
Oct 07 - Nov 07
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2110MondaySep 20
Oct 25
7pm - 9pmOct 16
Nov 08 - Dec 08
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2111ThursdayOct 21
Nov 25
7pm - 9pmNov 13
Dec 09 - Jan 02
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2112MondayNov 15
Dec 20
7pm - 9pmDec 11
Jan 03 - Jan 31Enquire

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