You are at the beginning of such an exciting journey......
From Bellies to Babies - Hawke's Bay Antenatal Classes provides antenatal education to all families in the beautiful Hawke's Bay area. My classes are fun, friendly, informative, impartial and affordable. I am a Fully Qualified Child Birth Educator (Dip) with over 14+ years of experience in within the public and private sector.
Each class is tailored to the needs of the parents who want to learn about late pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and caring for your newborn - check out the course outline for the extensive list of topics I cover. The classes run over 6 weeks - 1 night a week. Classes are held in Napier (Tuesday) and Hastings (Monday) for your convenience. I encourage the classes to form coffee groups so you will have the continued support from the others in your class once your baby is born. I network with local community groups to ensure I know what is available to you for support. All Mums will receive a goody bag on the first night - goodies proudly donated by local and national businesses.
One on One classes are also available - these are ideal for parents that:
can't make it to the 6 week classes (times or location doesn't suit)
don't want to attend classes
are too busy to commit to 6 weeks
live out of the city area - mileage may apply
mum or baby unwell - topics can be specific to your situation
previous pregnancy and just need a refresher
only want to cover specific topics
These one on one classes consist of four hours - either 2 x 2 hour sessions or 4 hours, I can help you sort this out when you book. These can be held in your home or a venue in Napier, use the contact page for booking or more information.
The classes are guided by the Ministry of Health (NZ) Pregnancy and Parenting Information and Education Service Specifications.
Bookings are essential, full payment is required before classes start. These courses are popular and fill up quickly, so please make contact early in your pregnancy to secure a place (after 14 weeks). Antenatal classes are normally recommended for the third trimester, starting when you are around 28 weeks, I will help you sort this out.
Venue at Wellesley Road Health Care Centre, Napier