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Antenatal Classes

You are best to start your Antenatal Classes when you are approx 28-32 weeks' pregnant. Please choose the class starting closest to this.

We have partnered with Plunket to bring you these interactive antenatal classes in Oamaru They are shaped to give you the information you want and need for pregnancy, labour, and life as a new parent in a supportive, safe, non-judgemental environment. We also set up your coffee group so that you have on-going support and friendship!  Membership to Parents Centre Aotearoa is also included in your registration, this includes various partner discounts including Baby Factory sale days, as well as The Sleep Store, Baby On The Move and Resene discounts.

We will continue to offer  Southern District Health Board-funded spaces, for Community Services Card holders and people who meet other eligibility criteria. Alternatively, the cost for the classes is $200.

If cost is a barrier for you or there are other challenges to accessing these classes, please email bookings@parentscentre.org.nz for support to attend these classes free of charge.

Antenatal classes follow the Ministry of Health’s recommendations for pregnancy and parenting education, and each class is run by qualified facilitators.

These classes are run over 6 weeks on a Wednesday night from either 6pm to 8pm or 6.30pm to 8.45pm.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • labour and birth
  • stages of labour
  • choices during and after birth
  • pain relief options
  • infant feeding, and
  • newborn care.
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COST $200.00

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