There is a range of options for you and your partner for antenatal classes and education. 
  • Nelson Hospital antenatal course (free of charge). Classes are held weekly in Nelson and Murchison.
    • Seminar Centre, Braemar Campus, Waimea Road (Opposite the entrance to the Emergency Department at Nelson Hospital)

    • Murchison Hospital and Health Centre, 58 Hotham Street, Murchison

    • Victory Community Centre, 2 Totara St, Nelson. (Selected interpreters are available).

To book phone the Maternity reception on (03) 546 1437.  More information about these antenatal courses are available here.

  • To book contact the maternity receptionist on (03) 546 1437
  • Nelson Parents Centre antenatal course (classes with an associated cost).  For more information contact the CBE Antenatal Co-ordinator or visit their website
  • Marlborough Parents Centre (both free and classes with an associated cost).
  • Wairau Hospital antenatal classes (free of charge): phone maternity receptionist (03) 520 9999
  • Mokopuna Ora - online antenatal resource  Mokopunaora.nz
  • TENS pain relief classes at Nelson Hospital. TENS is the abbreviation for Transcutaneous (through the skin) Electrical Nerve Stimulation.  It  is a non-invasive method used to relieve pain during labour. Nelson Hospital hires out TENS machines and you are asked to attend a short tutorial and read these instructions on how to use the machine.
  • Empowered Parenthood online classes.

If you need more information please talk with your midwife.