Childbirth Education

All Childbirth Education classes and Parent Education classes are held at Verve @ Connolly (2
Connolly Street, Lower Hutt). Each Childbirth Education course runs for six weeks, one evening
per week, from 6.45pm – 9.15pm. From time to time a ‘weekend intensive’ course which runs for
two full days is held on consecutive Saturdays.

Pregnancy and parenthood can be an exciting but daunting time! We are here to help. Our
comprehensive Antenatal Classes lead by qualified Childbirth Educators will help you prepare
for labour, birth and the early days with a newborn.

Courses cost $220 (including booking fee) which include a 12 month membership to Parents
Centre, a sample box of nappies and wipes from Huggies, a Facebook support group for your
Antenatal Group, as well as discounts from a range of retailers including Baby on the Move,
Baby Factory, Resene, The Sleep Store, Naturo Pharm and She Moves!

Attending a Lower Hutt Parents Centre Antenatal class is also a great opportunity to meet other
like minded expectant parents and form long lasting friendships with families in your area.

The course covers:

    • Nutrition and exercise during pregnancy
    • Labour signs and stagesWe
    • Pain relief options and interventions
    • The birth process
    • Breastfeeding and newborn care
    • Transition to Parenthood and practical parenting
    • A tour of Hutt Hospital maternity unit, either physical or virtual tour

We encourage you to enrol early to ensure you get a spot. We limit course numbers to 13 couples. In order to enrol, you must complete our registration form, and make payment for the course.If you have any questions please feel free to email us at

This course cost also includes the Baby and You courses described in this link

2023 Classes

Click on the relevant date to register

Class NumberDatesDay of Week
15 January – 9 February 2023Thursday
210 January – 14 February 2023Tuesday
31 February – 8 March 2023Wednesday
428 February – 4 April 2023Tuesday
55 April – 10 May 2023Wednesday
62 May – 6 June 2023Tuesday
731 May – 5 July 2023Wednesday
84 July – 8 August 2023Tuesday
92 August – 6 September 2023Wednesday
105 September – 10 October 2023Tuesday
114 October – 8 November 2023Wednesday
1231 October – 5 December 2023Tuesday
139 November – 14 December 2023Thursday


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