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 which will start when you are approximately 30 weeks along in your pregnancy.
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.
The course consists of 4 sessions which are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Further details will be sent upon booking.