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Happy Birth Day classes. I no longer provide privately funded courses. I teach small groups, usually 8 couples (Mother and birth companion) which are held at Masterton Hospital.
Each course is four classes each of 2 and 1/2 hours and will be held over four weeks. There will be a short break during the classes and drinks and biscuits will be provided.
There is NO charge for this course for women birthing in Wairarapa, I am a Midwife at the hospital and teach the classes as an extension of my Midwifery role. I believe we are the only DHB to offer this sort of course free of charge. ALL VBAC ladies are guaranteed a place first and classes then filled with other interested couples.
Please only request a place if you will commit to attending all 4 classes and practise at home too.
The course includes basic anatomy and physiology, practical sessions to teach deep relaxation. Partners learn light-touch massage for endorphin release and how to increase and support their partner in deepening their relaxation. The birth partner enjoys the experience of deep relaxation and learns all the techniques so that he/she is aware of what the birthing Mother experiences and shares in their goal for a calm, positive labour and birth.
You will hopefully make friendships that will continue after the classes.