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Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth Education Classes held at Whangārei, Bay of Islands, and Kaitaia Hospitals are free to all women.

The Childbirth Education Educator is an experienced Midwife.   The benefits of joining the classes include:

  • Partner or husband or support person invited to participate
  • They are a great way to meet other new parents to be
  • Learn about pregnancy
  • Learn about labour
  • Relationships and planning your future
  • Learn about caring for your newborn
  • Breastfeeding

Course content covers:

  • Healthy Pregnancy – normal delivery
  • Complications of Pregnancy and Delivery
  • Breathing and relaxation exercises for use in labour
  • Discovering and caring for your newborn
  • Infant Feeding
  • Harmonious Relationships and Planning for your Future
  • Community Supports and Tour of Delivery Suite
  • Bookings are essential as there are limited places per class

Discuss with your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) about going along to Childbirth Education classes at your local hospital.


  • Evening Classes: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Weekend classes: 9.00am - 1.00pm

No Childbirth Education Classes will be held on Public Holidays.


Dates and venues may change.

Whangārei Hospital also runs special teen pregnancy classes, which are currently held at ‘The Pulse’ community centre.


Te Puawai Ora
Commerce Central
18 Commerce Street
Ph: 09 430 2324

Or contact your LMC at Bay of Islands or Kaitaia Hospitals.

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