Courses & Events
The Marlborough Parents Centre offers a wide range of courses suited to all areas of parenthood.
An evening course, for those expecting or planning to start a family. We run this course over 2 sessions when there is enough demand, so please contact us if you’re interested. It covers:
• Pre conception
• Foetal development
• Changes in pregnancy
• Choosing a Lead Maternity Carer (L.M.C.)
• Nutritional needs
• Stretching and exercise
• Practical parenting tips
Childbirth Education (Antenatal)
An evening course, for prospective parents which runs for 6 weeks and is taught by a qualified Childbirth Educator.
Course content covers:
• Life with a new baby
This is an interactive course and includes a visit to the Wairau Hospital Maternity Unit.
Please endeavour to book before 20 weeks as this course is very popular and is limited to 12 couples.
Baby and You
Designed to follow on from your Childbirth Education class this is an excellent course 2 hours every week for 6 weeks for new parents, caregivers and new babies.
• Adjusting to parenting
• Infant feeding – when to start solids
• Health issues for mother and baby
• Osteopathy for mother and baby
• Child Development – Parents as First Teachers
• Active Movement for Babies and Massage
Nationally, Parents Centre also offers:
• Leadership Certificate
• Parent Education Certificate
These offer training in facilitation skills, funding, marketing and publicity, communication skills and many other topics which are easily transferable to other organisations.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 August 2011 14:57)