Antenatal Courses

Our antenatal education courses will provide you with information to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, birth and life as new parents. 

We walk you through an array of topics in a relaxed environment, focusing on preparing for birth, breastfeeding and parenthood.  We offer 6 week evening courses, one day weekend condensed sessions and tailored made one-on-one sessions.

Physiological Labour and Birth – Understanding the Process

  • Preparation for labour and birth
  • Stages and phases of labour
  • Positioning for labour and birth
  • Understanding feelings and emotions around birth
  • Role of partners, support people and midwives.

Medical Intervention

An understanding of medical intervention, when and why interventions might be used in labour –  including medical pain management, induction and caesarean section.


  • Understanding early breastfeeding
  • How to initiate, promote and maintain breastfeeding
  • How breastfeeding changes as your baby grows
  • Understanding challenges and how to overcome them.

Life with a newborn

  • The early days with a new baby
  • Understanding newborn behaviour, what to expect
  • Transition into parenthood

Course facilitators

Maternal Journey Childbirth Educators are all qualified and experienced in antenatal education. 

Educators all hold an excellent standard of knowledge, presentation skills and dedication to quality information provision.

6 week evening antenatal courses:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Course fee:  $180 (partners and support people included)

One day weekend antenatal courses:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Course fee:  $180 (partners and support people included)

We also offer tailor made one-on-one sessions,
please contact us for more information.

All antenatal courses are held upstairs at River Ridge East Birth Centre,
35 Von Tempsky Street Hamilton.

Register for our Antenatal Classes

Please register below and we will get back in touch with you shortly with Antenatal Course dates to suit.


Skype Sessions

If you live out of town and are unable to attend our classes, one-on-one Skype sessions are available.
Contact for more infomation.

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