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Antenatal Classes

We offer Te Whatu Ora-funded spaces, for Community Services Card holders and people who meet other eligibility criteria.  Te Whatu Ora’s eligibility criteria include Māori, Pasifika, Youth, Asian & Remote Rural (please email bookings@parentscentre.org.nz to access this),  Please ensure you tick the box if you are a CSC holder to register for free.

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.

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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