Education & support
Bumps to Babies is Barnardos' dedicated pregnancy and antenatal education and support programme in the MidCentral region. It provides expectant mums and partners (and support people) all the information they need to prepare for the arrival of their first child. It also helps new parents build support networks of people in similar situations to their own.
Classes are run in evenings and on weekends by trained and qualified educators. Attendees are given a wealth of information and resources, backed up by support from their educator and peers. Post-birth, Bumps to Babies will provide 6 hours of FREE postnatal education. We also arrange coffee groups for new parents to get back in touch with their antenatal classmates and develop a support network.
Bumps to Babies is fully funded by MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) and available to parents from all situations and walks of life.