antenatal education

I offer antenatal education to suit your needs.  A choice of an 8 week antenatal course, a weekend intensive course or one on one sessions are available.

Great information for birth support teams covering the physical and emotional areas of childbirth and early parenting. Ideal for Havelock North, Hastings, Clive, Haumoana and Napier families.

Topics covered include pregnancy information, pelvic awareness, labour and birth preparation, breastfeeding, pain relief methods and options, practical parenting and infant car seat installation.

In addition to antenatal education, birth support teams will receive an Infant CPR refresher and tour of our maternity unit.  Infant massage and baby led weaning sessions are offered too once babies have been born.

Held in the comfortable and relaxed surroundings of Bay Babies (304 Lyndon Road, West, Hastings) the sessions are informative and informal, encouraging questions and open discussion.

Birth preparation means more than just absorbing information - it means learning skills and engaging your head and your heart. The sessions are interactive and fun and also offers an excellent opportunity to encourage new friendships and where expectant mums and dads feel supported and educated in their new role.

frequently asked questions about my antenatal service

is hb doulas antenatal education the only labour and birth preparation I should be doing?

HB Doulas antenatal education is designed to pass on information that is inspiring and engages your head and heart however it is also a good idea to engage your mind and body for birthing.  Attending a Positive Birth course in addition to hb doulas antenatal education will best prepare you for your journey ahead. See the Link Page to contact Di Reefman regarding this course.

how much does the antenatal package cost?

The antenatal package (either an 8 week antenatal course, an intensive weekend course or one on one sessions) includes electronic handouts, Infant CPR session, a tour of our maternity unit, infant massage and a baby led weaning sessions for $165*.

* prices are subject to change