Pregnancy and parenting - Antenatal Classes

Antenatal breastfeeding classes

Free antenatal breastfeeding classes are offered at Hawke's Bay Hospital in Hastings on the first Monday of every month (unless that Monday is a public holiday, in which case the class will be on the following Monday). The classes are held in the Education Centre (nearest the Emergency Department entrance on Canning Road) from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Please email to register. 


Whanake Te Kura

Hawke's Bay District Health Board funds a FREE pregnancy and parenting education programme (previously know as antenatal classes) run through Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga.

The name of the programme is Whanake te Kura - Nurturing healthy babies.

There are a range of other businesses/groups that also offer parenting education courses. You can find out more by contacting them directly, or visiting their websites, below. 

Choices Hapū Māmā 06 878 7616
HB Doulas
Positive Birth and Bodywork Di Reefman
Bay HypnoBirthing
Bellies to Babies Antenatal & Postnatal Classes


Phone: 022 637 0624

Central Hawke's Bay Parents
Hawke's Bay Parents Centre

  The Birthing Room
Online Antenatal
Happy Birth Day - Childbirth & Early Parenting Classes HB Text/phone 027 647 4428