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Prepare for the arrival of your baby by attending pregnancy and parenting education classes, and learning to breastfeed classes.
Pregnancy and Parenting Education Classes
All maternity facilities within CDHB provide pregnancy and parenting education classes.
These classes comprise six two hour, weekly evening classes or weekend sessions (9.30 – 4pm) on two consecutive Saturdays and are free of charge.
A two week refresher course is also available for those women who have previously had a baby.
Your birthing partner/support person is welcome to attend these classes with you. It is advised that you book into these classes by 20 week's gestation.
How to contact to make a booking:
Phone 364 4699 between Monday to Thursday, 4.00pm – 5.30pm and ask to speak to a Parent Educator.
Phone 364 4421 (at any time) and leave a message on the answer service.
Topics covered include:
Importance of exclusive breastfeeding
What to expect while establishing breastfeeding
Aligning and latching your baby
Hand expressing and storage of breastmilk
Breastfeeding beyond your hospital stay
Talk to your midwife about enrolling for a class.
Christchurch Women's Hospital breastfeeding classes for 2015
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