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Antenatal and Baby & You

Manukau Parents Centre offers a fantastic antenatal learning experience for mums and dads preparing for the arrival of a new baby.  Join our upcoming antenatal course to help you get prepared and answer the questions you have about pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn.  At the end of the programme we aim for you both to feel knowledgeable and confident about the parenting journey ahead.  

As a Parents Centre member it doesn’t stop there…

With Parents Centre completing this course can be just a beginning.  Afterward you can keep in touch through a coffee group and via Facebook. 

Antenatal Classes

Our Antenatal course includes childbirth education and practical parenting elements, as well as a coffee (new parent support) group.

You can book an Antenatal course as soon as you are ready to do so, and booking early is recommended.  To find out which class will be best for you, work out the dates for when you will be 29-31 weeks' pregnant. Then select the course starting closest to those dates.

We know you're looking to be the best parent you can be, right from the start, so we offer you;

  • A seven session programme to thoroughly cover the birth process as well as initial baby care and feeding.
  • A qualified Childbirth Educator to provide you with quality, up-to-date information.
  • Support for after your baby is born through coffee groups, new baby courses and activities for parents with their babies.

We aim to provide a balanced approach to childbirth education, giving both parents the information to be actively involved, physically and mentally prepared, and making decisions for themselves.

Our antenatal programme runs on Tuesday nights for 7 weeks, from 7:00 pm until around 9:30 pm. 

We hold our classes at The Gardens School 101 Charles Prevost Drive, Manurewa, so for you to have a successful coffee group experience it is best you live near the area.

Baby & You Classes

This five part course is for new mums and their babies. It can help reduce stress and anxiety throughout those early months when your baby is newborn through to 4 months old.  Bring your baby, enjoy morning tea and learn more about how to meet your and your baby’s needs during this stage. You’ll benefit from quality, practical parenting information and the reassurance you’ll find in talking to other new mums.  

Facilitated by our qualified Childbirth Educator, this programme also includes guest speakers.  Sessions will discuss many of your questions, and allow plenty of time for sharing your experiences.

During the course you’ll get information about:

  • Infant feeding and settling
  • Baby wearing
  • Mum’s wellbeing – physical and emotional
  • First aid for babies, including CPR

The dates for your Baby and You course will be arranged once all the babies in your course have been born.  Our course coordinator will confirm this for you closer to the time. 

Course dates:

  • Course 5, 2022 - 3rd Nov to 1st Dec
  • Course 1, 2023 - 26th Jan to 23rd Feb

The course is held at Manurewa Baptist Church, 9 Lupton Road, Manurewa.

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COST $280.00

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