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.

Class schedule & locations

Download the 2018 class schedule (PDF, 82KB)

Download the 2019 class schedule (PDF, 95KB)

Bumps to Babies is currently only available in the MidCentral region. To find antenatal services in your area, contact your local DHB.

 

Book a class

To register for classes, email bumpstobabies@barnardos.org.nz or phone 0508 247 8433.

Online Resources

We have provided below online information for anyone who is unable to attend any of our classes. The downloadable information is split into the 3 key areas of our teaching: Pregnancy, Labour and Early Parenting. There is also the option to have a phone appointment with one of our qualified Childbirth Educators who are available Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am - 2pm. Phone 0508 247 8433 or email an enquiry to  bumpstobabies@barnardos.org.nz 

Māori or Pasifika

Interested in a kaupapa Māori approach to pregnancy and parenting? We recommend www.mokopunaora.nz which incorporates tikanga and te reo Māori.

Pasifika pregnancy and parenting education: www.tapuaki.org.nz

 

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Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to know more, call 0508 247 8433 or fill in our the form below:

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