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Barnardos Bumps to Babies

posted 5 Mar 2019, 20:05 by OC Web   [ updated 5 Mar 2019, 20:06 ]


Bumps to Babies is Barnardos' dedicated pregnancy and antenatal education and support programme in the MidCentral region. It provides expectant mums and partners (and support people) all the information they need to prepare for the arrival of their first child. It also helps new parents build support networks of people in similar situations to their own.
Antenatal classes are run in Otaki on Monday evenings (7pm – 9pm) by a trained and qualified educator for 6 consecutive weeks. Attendees are given a wealth of information from pregnancy, labour and birth and also the first 6 weeks of baby’s life, which is backed up by great resources and support from their educator and peers.
We also arrange post-birth classes, Babies & Beyond which run for 3 consecutive weeks during the day for our new parents to get back in touch with their antenatal classmates and develop a support network with their babies while learning information about settling, feeding, brain development, baby massage and much more.
Should you not be able to attend a class but still want more information, you can discuss your needs with our qualified Childbirth Educator Jen Geraghty.
Our Bumps to Babies & Babies and Beyond classes are FREE as they are fully funded by MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) and available to all first time parents.
Otaki Antenatal Class Dates:
20th May – 24th June
12th August – 16th September
11th November – 16th December
To register for classes please call 0508 247 8433 or for pregnancy information call our Childbirth Educator Jen Geraghty on 027 406 7824.