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.
Please note: These classes are held twice a week, on alternate weeks. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
Dates for this course are: August 10th, 12th, 24th, 26th, and September 7th.
Further details will be sent upon booking.
Please contact Kate if you have any questions. 021 158 7054