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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.

One Day Antenatal Class

The One Day Class is usually held on a Saturday and is perfect for those wanted a condensed Childbirth Education Session.

This class covers many topics including 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, and is an opportunity for you and your support crew to learn more about your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey.

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 usually held in Kaiwaka but I am happy to travel if there is a group of participants wanting a class in another location.

"My partner and I took so much away from the one-day antenatal class/workshop we had with Josie, there was a lot of information but Josie delivered it in a way that was easy to digest, along with a lot of her own experiences and stories, practical activities and an open space for questions, discussion and deepening our understanding when we asked for it.

I love the way Josie teaches with a focus on physiological birth, and highlights what our body and our baby are made to do, on their own...I did a lot of my own reading, listening to podcasts, watching videos and online courses around birth and labour - and even then I found I took a lot away from our day with Josie."  Bridget

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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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.

"Great information, Josie has a lovely energy. Awesome holistic view on different ways to birth."

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