Birth Wise classes are available in Gisborne only.
Birth Wise is a private antenatal course designed and run by Kate Harris, Gisborne's qualified birth educator (Dip. CBE), with 10 years experience.
You can enroll into a Birth Wise course at any stage in your pregnancy, however it is best to book early so you can secure your space as spaces are limited.
Please enroll into a class starting about 2 or 3 months before your estimated due date.
Antenatal classes are a great way to help prepare for labour, birth, and the early weeks with your new baby.
These classes are relaxed and enjoyable, and a great way to meet other expectant parents.
We will discuss a wide range of topics including:
- Decision making for labour and birth
- How to optimise your hormones and pelvis for labour and birth
- The process of labour and birth
- Post natal recovery
- Breast feeding
- Variations of labour
- Newborn appearances and behaviour
You will also have access to an extensive parent library.
Women are encouraged to bring their birth partner or a support person with them.
Sessions are once a week for 5 weeks, and are held from 6:30 - 8:30 PM on Thursday evenings.
Dates for the this course are: February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and March 4th.
When booking please include your email address as well as your cell phone number.
Further details will be sent upon booking.
Please contact Kate if you have any questions. 021 158 7054