Services & Programs | Ngā Ratonga : Childbirth Preparation

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Nurture offers a range of Childbirth Preparation Classes and Courses. These can be tailored to suit the needs of you and your whanau.

8 Week Free Antenatal Course

The 8 week course, held as a combination of Zoom and face-to-face classes,  covers many aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenting. 

 

We talk about informed decision making, coping strategies, labour &  hormones, medical pain relief & interventions, birth skills, strengthening your relationships, practical parenting, babywearing and breastfeeding. The sessions are run in an informative, supportive manner responsive to the group’s needs.

The course also has an infant CPR & choking session run by an external facilitator. 

The course is suitable for first time parents as well as those who have previously had children. Partners or support people are encouraged to attend along with the mum-to-be.

 The 8 week course is a great opportunity to make friends and to create a strong support network with other parents in your community.

The classes are held either at the Warkworth Birthing Centre on Monday evenings, or in Kaiwaka on Wednesday evenings.

To join these please book in by calling the Warkworth Birthing Centre on (09)425 8201. Or emailing:  admin@wwbc.co.nz

maternity shoot on the beach by family photographer Josie Gritten

Bespoke Private Sessions

Private Birth Education Classes cover a wide range of topics from pregnancy through to labour and early parenting. The sessions can also be tailored to suit the information/style that you are looking for. The class, or classes,  usually runs on a weekday for about 3-4 hours . 

Sliding scale according to means $365-$565. 

"Loved the one-to-one session...I like that it was only us. It was free and open and more relaxed than if others were present."

black & white image of baby sleeping by family photographer Josie Gritten

Online Birth Mentoring

Online antenatal class that covers what you wish to learn about pregnancy, labour and early parenting. 

Cost per class: $85

"If we had had your classes [for our first pregnancy] we would have been so much more prepared for birth. You're very thorough and we enjoy your style of teaching. Thank you."

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5 Hour Free Antenatal Session

The 5(ish) hour class condenses information that is found in the 8 week course. It is suitable for people who might find it hard to commit to the 8 week evening classes.

In the half-day session we talk about informed decision making, coping strategies, labour &  hormones, birth skills, strengthening your relationships, practical parenting, babywearing and breastfeeding. The session is run in an informative, supportive manner responsive.

The course is suitable for first time parents as well as those who have previously had children. Partners or support people are encouraged to attend along with the mum-to-be.

The class is held either at the Warkworth Birthing Centre or in Kaiwaka and is usually offered on a weekday.

To join one of these sessions please book in by calling the Warkworth Birthing Centre on (09)425 8201. Or emailing:  admin@wwbc.co.nz

maternity shot on the beach with red fabric by family photographer Josie Gritten

Shamanic Birthcraft - A Deeper Journey

If you are looking to delve deeper into the world of birth. If you are seeking a deeper, more connected, story around birth. If you are looking to learn more than just the physiology and logistics of labour. If you are seeking stronger connection with your partner & baby through visualization, shamanic drumming, fear release and partnership skills then this is the course for you.   

These run as 1:1 sessions  or as small, intimate groups and are privately funded.

Please contact me to learn more.

woman on the sea shore with shamanic drum on her back by family photographer Josie Gritten

"Thank you so much for your calm & supportive way of delivering the information & holding the group."    Jasmine

Services & Programs | Ngā Ratonga : Childbirth Preparation

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Nurture offers a range of Childbirth Preparation Classes and Courses. These can be tailored to suit the needs of you and your whanau.

8 Week Free Antenatal Course

The 8 week course, held as a combination of Zoom and face-to-face classes,  covers many aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenting. 

 

We talk about informed decision making, coping strategies, labour &  hormones, medical pain relief & interventions, birth skills, strengthening your relationships, practical parenting, babywearing and breastfeeding. The sessions are run in an informative, supportive manner responsive to the group’s needs.

The course also has an infant CPR & choking session run by an external facilitator. 

The course is suitable for first time parents as well as those who have previously had children. Partners or support people are encouraged to attend along with the mum-to-be.

 The 8 week course is a great opportunity to make friends and to create a strong support network with other parents in your community.

The classes are held either at the Warkworth Birthing Centre on Monday evenings, or in Kaiwaka on Wednesday evenings.

To join these please book in by calling the Warkworth Birthing Centre on (09)425 8201. Or emailing:  admin@wwbc.co.nz

maternity shoot on the beach by family photographer Josie Gritten

Bespoke Private Sessions

Private Birth Education Classes cover a wide range of topics from pregnancy through to labour and early parenting. The sessions can also be tailored to suit the information/style that you are looking for. The class, or classes,  usually runs on a weekday for about 3-4 hours . 

Sliding scale according to means $365-$565. 

"Loved the one-to-one session...I like that it was only us. It was free and open and more relaxed than if others were present."

black & white image of baby sleeping by family photographer Josie Gritten

5 Hour Free Antenatal Session

The 5(ish) hour class condenses information that is found in the 8 week course. It is suitable for people who might find it hard to commit to the 8 week evening classes.

In the half-day session we talk about informed decision making, coping strategies, labour &  hormones, birth skills, strengthening your relationships, practical parenting, babywearing and breastfeeding. The session is run in an informative, supportive manner responsive.

The course is suitable for first time parents as well as those who have previously had children. Partners or support people are encouraged to attend along with the mum-to-be.

The class is held either at the Warkworth Birthing Centre or in Kaiwaka and is usually offered on a weekday.

To join one of these sessions please book in by calling the Warkworth Birthing Centre on (09)425 8201. Or emailing:  admin@wwbc.co.nz

maternity shot on the beach with red fabric by family photographer Josie Gritten

Shamanic Birthcraft - A Deeper Journey

If you are looking to delve deeper into the world of birth. If you are seeking a deeper, more connected, story around birth. If you are looking to learn more than just the physiology and logistics of labour. If you are seeking stronger connection with your partner & baby through visualization, shamanic drumming, fear release and partnership skills then this is the course for you.   

These run as 1:1 sessions  or as small, intimate groups and are privately funded.

Please contact me to learn more.

woman on the sea shore with shamanic drum on her back by family photographer Josie Gritten