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MAMA provides Birth and Parenting Preparation Courses that are funded by the Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards  at various locations including our rooms at 1 Taylors Road Mt Albert/St Lukes. MAMA has a limited capacity of fully subsidized courses so we also offer user-pays courses at various locations when needed.

These courses are primarily designed to meet the needs of first time parents who are interested in finding out about the how they can support the normal process of labour and birth and prepare for responsively parenting their baby and establishing successful breastfeeding. Ideally women will attend with their baby’s father, their partner or a support person.

MAMA also runs specialized courses for parents expecting twins and triplets in Morningside/Mt Albert.

Topics Covered include:-

  • Staying healthy during the last trimester of pregnancy.
  • What happens during labour.
  • Labour coping skills for the labouring mother and her partner/support person.
  • The role of your LMC midwife or doctor.
  • Medical pain relief and medical interventions in the labouring process – making informed choices.
  • The first hours and days of your baby’s life.
  • Information to help establish successful breastfeeding.
  • Your baby’s adjustment to life in the outside world – sleeping, crying feeding etc.
  • Practical parenting.
  • Your adjustment to parenting.
  • Government funded well child services.

Courses are held in the following locations:-

AUCKLAND CITY


Harrison Rd, Ellerslie

Birth and Parenting Preparation Courses for women/couples expecting their first babies. Women/couples wanting to attend should book into a course that finishes when they are about 34 – 37 weeks pregnant.  Most of these courses are free because they are fully subsidised by the Auckland District Health Board but we do run user-pays courses from time to time when our free courses are full .

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

Classes are either held on weeknight evenings 7:00 – 9:00pm or Saturday mornings.

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Bookings are essential.

Richardson Road, Mt Roskill

Birth and Parenting Preparation Courses for women/couples expecting their first babies. Women/couples wanting to attend should book into a course that finishes when they are about 34 – 37 weeks pregnant. These courses are free because they are fully subsidised by the Auckland District Health Board.

Courses are held on Thursday Evenings 7:00 – 9:00pm in Richardson Road, Mt Roskill.

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

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Bookings are essential.

Taylors Road, Mt Albert

Birth and Parenting Preparation Courses for women/couples expecting their first babies. Women/couples wanting to attend should book into a course that finishes when they are about 34 – 37 weeks pregnant.  Most of these courses are free because they are fully subsidised by the Auckland District Health Board but we do run user pays courses when our free courses are fully booked.

Courses are held in Mt Albert/St Lukes.

Bookings are essential.

7 consecutive weeknight evenings from 7:00 – 9:15pm
6 consecutive weeknight evenings from 7:00 – 9:15pm $125
4 consecutive Saturday mornings from 9:30am – 1:00pm.

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

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WAIHEKE ISLAND


Onetangi

Birth and Parenting Preparation Courses for women/couples expecting their first babies. Women/couples wanting to attend should book into a course that finishes when they are about 32 – 37 weeks pregnant.  These courses are free because they are fully subsidised by the Auckland District Health Board but we do run user-pays courses from time to time when our free courses are full .

Sunday Afternoons 2:00 – 5:00pm in Onetangi

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

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NORTH SHORE


Whangaparaoa Road, Red Beach

Birth and Parenting Preparation Courses for women/couples expecting their first babies. Women/couples wanting to attend should book into a course that finishes when they are about 34 – 37 weeks pregnant.These courses are free because they are fully subsidised by the Waitemata District Health Board.

Courses held on Thursday Evenings 7:00 – 9:00pm in the WaiDHB building on Whangaparaoa Road, Red Beach.

Bookings are essential

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

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Kowhai Road, Sunnynook-Mairangi

Birth and Parenting Preparation Courses for women/couples expecting their first babies. Women/couples wanting to attend should book into a course that finishes when they are about 34 – 37 weeks pregnant.These courses are free because they are fully subsidised by the Waitemata District Health Board .

Courses held  in Sunnynook – Mairangi Bay

6 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00pm.

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

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WAITAKERE


McLaren Park, Henderson

Birth and Parenting Preparation Courses for women/couples expecting their first babies. Women/couples wanting to attend should book into a course that finishes when they are about 34 – 37 weeks pregnant.These courses are free because they are fully subsidised by the Waitemata District Health Board.

Courses are held on Monday or Thursday Evenings 7:00 – 9:00pm in Henderson.

Courses are held on:

6 consecutive Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00pm
6 consecutive Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00pm

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

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Access Road, Kumeu

Birth and Parenting Preparation Courses for women/couples expecting their first babies. Women/couples wanting to attend should book into a course that finishes when they are about 34 – 37 weeks pregnant.These courses are free because they are fully subsidised by the Waitemata District Health Board.

Courses are held on:

4 consecutive Saturdays from 10:00am – 1:30pm.

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

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South Titirangi Road, Titirangi

Courses are held on:

2 consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 – 4:00pm.

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

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MULTIPLE BIRTH PREPARATION COURSES


Courses for parents expecting twins or triplets.

Taylors Road, Mt Albert

This course is designed to cater for the needs of women/couples expecting twins.  Although primarily aimed at first time parents, parents who have already had a singleton baby also find these courses useful.  Women/couples should book into a course that finishes by the time they are 30 – 34weeks pregnant.

These courses are free because they are fully subsidised by the Auckland District Health Board.

Courses held on Saturdays in the St Lukes/Mt Albert area.

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

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Meadowood Drive Unsworth Heights

This course is designed for women/couples who are expecting twins or triplets.  Although primarily aimed at first time parents, parents who have already had a singleton baby also find these courses useful.Women/Couples should book into a course that finishes by the time they are about 30 – 34weeks pregnant.

These courses are free because they are fully subsidised by the Waitemata District Health Board.

Courses held on Thursday evenings in Unsworth Heights.

We do not accept bookings from women till they are 14 weeks pregnant

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