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 13 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: November 15, 17, 29, December 1, 13. (Subject to change).
Further details will be sent closer to the start date.
Please contact Kate if you have any questions. 021 158 7054