Parent Education Classes

​​Prepare for the arrival of your baby by attending pregnancy and parenting education classes, and learning to breastfeed classes. ​

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Pregnancy and Parenting Education Classes

Breastfeeding 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: 

  • Ashburton

  • Christchurch:including Young Parent classes for those 23 years and under

  • Darfield

  • Lincoln

  • Rangiora

  • Kaikoura


​Class locations and booking details

Plunket              Email:

                          Phone: 0800 291 658

                          Phone or Text: 027 275 8477

                          Plunket webpage:


Breastfeeding classes

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

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Page last reviewed: 10 April 2017