Whānau Āwhina Plunket antenatal courses 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

  • 3 & 10 June

Wednesday Evening Courses

Four sessions, 6.15pm-9.15pm

  • 7 June - 28 June
  • 2 August - 23 August
  • 27 September - 18 October