Information for Lead Maternity Carers

The Hawke’s Bay Parents Centre’s antenatal programme is a comprehensive course consisting of seven antenatal sessions and four postnatal sessions.

Each of the Parents Centres Childbirth Educators who teach this programme have had comprehensive childbirth education training and are highly experienced in their field. As a trained education professional, the Childbirth Educator is responsible for assessing the class needs and determining the teaching techniques that will best meet the learning needs of the participants. Volunteers also assist in the planning, administration, facilitation and evaluation of courses.


To book the courses, expectant parents should email with their due date and phone number or leave a message on the answerphone service (027 534 5527) and we will get back to them as soon as possible. Our classes are very popular so please encourage expectant parents to register early.