Childbirth Courses (Antenatal)

This course prepares parents to be and support people for childbirth and becoming parents, in a friendly, informal way.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Preparation for labour
  • Signs and stages of labour
  • Pain relief and interventions
  • Relaxing and coping techniques
  • Breastfeeding
  • Coping with "life after birth"
  • Equipment for baby, and "tips and tricks"

Once classes are completed, WSPC help the participants to form an informal support group.

There are several course options:

Eight-Week Monday Class: held on Monday evenings (7pm-9pm) once a week for eight weeks.

Eight-Week Tuesday Class: held on Tuesday evenings (7pm-9pm) once a week for eight weeks.

Seven-Week Thursday Class: held on Thursday evenings (7pm-9pm) once a week for seven weeks.

Saturday Intensive: held over two consecutive Saturday sessions (9am-4pm each day).


Cost: $215 per couple, price includes one year WSPC membership. Practical Parenting is a part of your class and is included in the price.

Please note: Refunds policy applies to all cancellations.

Bookings: Bookings and pre-payment are essential (early booking is recommended)

Class Size: Limited to 12 couples

All classes are held at the Home of Compassion, Murray Street, Island Bay.

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