Pregnancy and Parenting Education

Quick Links: Free Classes ~ Fee-paying classes

It is usually a good idea to commence chidbirth education classes at around 30 weeks so that you are likely to have completed your classes before the birth. Some classes are more popular than others so we suggest you book a place in the class you wish to attend as soon as possible.

Mamaternity Charitable Trust has free antenatal classes in Palmerston North and Feilding. Our antenatal classes are provided by either trained childbirth educators or midwives. Please phone either the Feilding Maternity Resource Centre on (06) 323-7770, or the Palmerston North Maternity Resource Centre on (06) 355-5230, to book your place.

FREE classes in the Manawatu region:

 

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FEILDING

Mamaternity Charitable Trust
Feilding Maternity Resource Centre
111 Derby St
Feilding
Phone (06) 323-7770

7 x Wednesday evenings 7pm – 9pm, including a hospital tour

  • January/February
  • March/April
  • May/June
  • July/August
  • September/October
  • November/December

 

 

Te Runanga O Raukawa
Clevely Health Centre
Duke St
Feilding
Phone (06) 323-6446 to book

Classes by arrangement

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LEVIN

Te Runanga O Raukawa
Health Clinic, Wereroa Complex
Cnr Oxford and Keepa St
Levin
Phone (06) 368-8678

Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm

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MARTON

The Living Hope Trust
Living Hope Church
Station Rd
Marton
Phone (06) 327-5535
Educator: Alison Ehlers

7 x evenings 7pm – 9pm

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OTAKI

Otaki Birthing Centre
288 Main Highway
Otaki
Phone (06) 364-8337
Educator: Lisa Pue

6 x evenings 7pm – 9pm
Scheduled according to demand

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PAHIATUA

Tararua Maternity Services
Tararua Early Years House
22 Wakeman St
Pahiatua
Phone (06) 376-0167 or (021) 294-1286
Educator: Kelly Wylie

7 x evenings from 7pm – 9pm

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PALMERSTON NORTH

Mamaternity Charitable Trust
Plunket Karitane Family Centre
42 Albert Street
Palmerston North

7 x Tuesday evenings 7pm – 9pm, including a hospital tour

  • January/February
  • March/April
  • May/June
  • July/August
  • September/October
  • November/December

Weekend classes from 9am-4pm

  • April
  • August
  • December

 

 

Community Birth Services
Level 2
Westside Chambers
151 The Square
Palmerston North
Phone (06) 354-6455

5 x evenings from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS

  • February
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

 

Weekend classes over Saturday/Sunday from 10am-4pm

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • August
  • September
  • November
  • December

 

The Pregnancy Centre

3 Amesbury Street
Palmerston North
Phone (06) 354-2273

TEENS: Tuesday evenings 5pm – 7pm

Te Runanga O Raukawa
YMCA
148 Park Road
Palmerston North
Phone (06) 323-6446 to book
Educator: Kiriwai Pitihira

Tuesday 10am – 12pm

Te Whakatipurea – Freyberg Teen College
Tremaine Ave
Palmerston North
Phone (06) 323-6446 to book

TEENS: Thursday 10:10am – 11:15am

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SHANNON

Te Runanga O Raukawa
Shannon Doctors
Stout St
Shannon
Phone (06) 368-8678
Educator: Rose McKelvey

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Other classes in the Manawatu region:

Parents Centre
Palmerston North
Phone (06) 358-4289

Cost $120 + $60 for 1 year membership to Parents Centre (as at 8/9/2008).


Baby Beginnings

Carolyn Tranter Dip CBE, CD/PCD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CBP (IABPP) 
Private individual or group classes
Phone (06) 3555-773


Holistic Birth Company

Aileen Devonshire
Phone (06) 358-1381

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