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Community

Family Services in Kāpiti Booklet - This booklet lists all the services and supports for families in Kāpiti.

SmartStart. Government services related to pregnancy including registering the birth: www.smartstart.services.govt.nz


Antenatal classes

These classes provide information about pregnancy, strategies to get through the birth, breastfeeding and life with a newborn. They are also a great way to meet other local new parents. Ideally the classes will end in the month prior to your due date so ask the organiser which course they recommend you join. The options in Kāpiti are all good and include:

Paraparaumu Maternity. A set of four classes run from the Kāpiti Health Centre by a Maternity Unit midwife. Low cost. Phone 04 9030205.

Kāpiti Parents Centre. A set of seven classes and membership of Parents Centre with follow on classes offered about parenting. Phone Bridget Best 04 902 2076 or email kapiti@parentscentre.org.nz

Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre. A set of seven classes. Phone Melissa Guild 021 067 1165 or email melguild@gmail.com

Ōtaki Bumps to Babies. A set of six free classes run by Barnardos. Freephone 0508 2478433; email: bumpstobabies@barnardos.co.nz; website: www.barnardos.org.nz/bumps-babies


Useful links:

Acupressure for Labour and Birth
acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz


Breastfeeding

www.breastfednz.co.nz

www.lalecheleague.org.nz

www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/breastfeeding

 

Contraception

www.familyplanning.org.nz

www.naturalfertility.co.nz

 

Fathers

Father and Child Trust NZ: fatherandchild.org.nz
Great Fathers NZ: www.greatfathers.org.nz/greatfathers


Homebirth Aotearoa

www.homebirth.org.nz


Maternity Services Consumer Council

www.maternity.org.nz


Ministry of Health under the ‘Your Health - Pregnancy and Kids’ sections.

www.health.govt.nz


New Zealand College of Midwives

www.midwife.org.nz


Parent's Centre

www.parentscentre.org.nz


Women’s Health Action

www.womens-health.org.nz

 

Women’s Refuge

womensrefuge.org.nz
Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Refuge (Kāpiti) Ph: 04 297 2595


Young parents

Kāpiti Youth Support: kys.org.nz


NZ Maternity Information

www.babywebnz.org

www.healthed.govt.nz

www.health.govt.nz/your-health/pregnancy-and-kids