Hospitals & Services
Prepare for the arrival of your baby by attending pregnancy and parenting education classes, and learning to breastfeed classes.
Pregnancy and Parenting Education Classes
Canterbury DHB provides a variety of free Pregnancy and Parenting Education Classes for new parents at a range of locations and days of the week. There are also specific Young Parent classes for those under 23 years of age (within Christchurch).
We recommend booking before 20 weeks so you are able attend the class of your choice. Your birthing partner/support person is welcome to attend with you.
Classes are currently being offered in:
Plunket Email: PPE@Plunket.org.nz
Phone: 0800 291 658
Phone or Text: 027 275 8477
Plunket webpage: www.plunketppe.org.nz
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 2017