Whānau Āwhina Plunket antenatal courses in Hamilton are free to attend. Our fully qualified Childbirth Educators provide up-to-date, evidence-based information in a relaxed environment. Our goal is that expectant parents will feel empowered and informed about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn parenting.

During this free antenatal course you'll learn about:

  • Preparation for labour
  • Information on birthing options
  • Tools for successful breastfeeding
  • Practical newborn care
  • Support/services available once baby is born

Saturday Courses

Two sessions, 9am-3pm each day with a lunch break

  • 20 & 27 January 2024
  • 24 February & 2 March 2024 (please note this is a special course for Indian families - please contact waikato.admin@plunket.org.nz for more information)
  • 27 April & 4 May 2024
  • 15 & 22 June 2024

Thursday Evening Courses

Four sessions, 6.15pm-9.15pm

  • 25 January - 15 February 2024
  • 28 March - 18 April 2024
  • 6-27 June 2024