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Antenatal Classes

River Ridge East Birth Centre antenatal classes provide expectant mothers and their partners, confidence in the experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting.
Antenatal classes are run by Maternal Journey and are held at the Centre. Maternal Journey is an information, education and support service, working with families through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Maternal Journey offer a range of services, from antenatal courses, parenting workshops and breastfeeding support through to pregnancy and postnatal massage, physiotherapy and exercise sessions.
Tours of River Ridge East Birth Centre and Waikato Women’s Hospital are included in the classes.

Topics covered

  • Understanding labour and birth
  • Medical intervention and obstetrics
  • Breastfeeding
  • Life with a newborn

Course facilitators
Maternal Journey Childbirth Educators are experienced in antenatal education, and hold excellent standards of knowledge, presentation skills and dedication to quality information provision.
Treatments available

  • Pregnancy massage
  • Relaxation and Therapeutic massage throughout your pregnancy, enhancing wellness and comfort, alongside preparing your body.


Weekday Courses (six-weeks), Mon-Thurs: 7pm-9pm
Weekend Courses (1-2 days), 10am-4pm
We recommended registering early as antenatal courses fill quickly.
Click here for Postnatal Course.

For more information on antenatal/postnatal classes, dates and times or to register please contact:
Simone at Maternal Journey
Phone: 07 855 9349
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or click here to register online!

For more information on antenatal/postnatal classes, dates and times or to register please contact:

Simone at Maternal Journey
Phone: 07 855 9349
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Or click here to register online!

Contact us

P: 07 839 0425
F: 07 839 0419
E: info@riverridgeeastbc.co.nz
A: 35 Von Tempsky Street, Hamilton East Hamilton 3216