Antenatal Classes

It is usually a good idea to commence childbirth 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.

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FREE classes in the Manawatu region:

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
139 South Street
Feilding
Phone (06) 323-6446 to book

Classes by arrangement

LEVIN

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

Program in development

MARTON

Marton Antenatal
Whanganui Health Network
Piki Huia
Phone (06) 348 0109 ext 733
Educator: Alison Ehlers
Phone (06) 327-5535

OTAKI

Otaki Birthing Centre
288 Main Highway
Otaki
Phone (06) 364-8337
Cell 021 364 505
Educator: Lisa Pue

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

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

SHANNON

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

PALMERSTON NORTH

Mamaternity Charitable Trust
20 Pirie 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
237 Broadway Ave
Palmerston North
Phone (06) 354-2273

Under 25s: Tuesday evenings 5 – 7pm

Paid classes in the Manawatu region:

Parents Centre
30 Waldegrave Street
Palmerston North
Phone (06) 358-4289
Email: palmnthpc@gmail.com

Cost $135 + $95 for 1 year membership to Parents Centre

Holistic Birth Company

Aileen Devonshire
Phone (06) 358-1381

The Doula Academy
Carolyn Tranter
Phone (06) 3537153

Private classes available catering to your individual needs.