Rachel’s Antenatal Classes

We are currently changing how enrolments are made.
Please head to the store and purchase your class before using the registration form. Thank you!

Enrolments are currently
open for the following classes

Please note: 1 Space includes the pregnant person AND the birthing partner.

March
2021

Antenatal Class 33

Ideal or babies due
May – June 2021

Registration Open – Spaces Limited

  • Class Day: Tuesday
  • Class Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Runs: 16 March – 27 April
Purchase your space here

April
2021

Antenatal Class 34

Ideal for babies due
June – July 2021

Registration Closed
– Class Full

  • Class Day: Monday
  • Class Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Runs: 12 April – 31 May
  • Notes: 26 April no class – ANZAC day observed

May
2021

Antenatal Class 35

Ideal for babies due
July – September

Registration Open

  • Class Day: Tuesday
  • Class Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Runs: 18 May – 29 June
Purchase your space here

June
2021

Antenatal Class 36

Ideal for babies due
August – September

Registration Open

  • Class Day: Monday
  • Class Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Runs: 21 June – 2 August
Purchase your space here

July
2021

Antenatal Class 37

Ideal for babies due
October- November

Registration Open

  • Class Day: Tuesday
  • Class Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Runs:27 July – 7 September
  • Notes: none
Purchase your space here

August
2021

Antenatal Class 38

Ideal for babies due
November – December

Registration Open

  • Class Day: Monday
  • Class Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Runs: 23 August – 4 October
Purchase your space here

October
2021

Antenatal Class 39

Ideal for babies due
December – January 2022

Registration Open

  • Class Day: Tuesday
  • Class Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Runs: 19 October – 30 November
Purchase your space here

November
2021

Antenatal Class 40

Ideal for babies due
January – March 2022

Registration Open

  • Class Day: Monday
  • Class Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Runs: 1 November – 13 December
Purchase your space here

My name is Rachel Dudfield. I have been delivering antenatal classes in Wellington since 2013.

I started my own Antenatal Classes so I can teach locally, and I get to see the parents and babies in my own community.

My courses run for 7 weeks + a new postnatal session with Rachel. They cover a huge variety of topics, tips, tricks and genuine information that has helped other parents.

After the pandemic I now offer the options of private in-home or virtual classes as alternatives to traditional in-person antenatal group classes. 

I have an inclusive and customised approach to ensure you get the information you need as an expectant parent. The course material will cover the main topics of antenatal class (listed below) and I will focus more on topics that participants wish to know about. This way classes are tailored to the needs of parents. Each class is followed up with an extensive email.

Course topics include

Pregnancy health

  • eating right
  • what exercises you can and can’t do
  • what to keep an eye out for

All about the birth including:

  • what to expect during labour and birth, both medical and natural
  • ways to prepare for birth

Parenting a newborn

  • extensive breastfeeding education
  • normal newborn behaviour
  • settling
  • clothing
  • sleeping
  • bedding
  • nappies
  • we have a paramedic in to talk about infant first aid and CPR

Plus you get to meet a great group of people in the same situation, learning to be parents at the same time as you!

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Classes are open to every soon to be parent looking to learn about the baby they’re about to bring into the world. I encourage everyone to bring their partner, spouse, or a support person to come along as there is a lot of information aimed at them in the course. That said, if you are going to be an independent parent you are welcome too. 

No matter who you parent with, or what colour you like, all are welcome here.

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Here’s what soon to be parents have said about my Antenatal Classes