We offer free, non-judgemental advice and support for a range of issues.

Common concerns families come to us with are:

Crying and colic

Unsettled baby

Breastfeeding

Bottle feeding

Allergies

Nutrition

Postnatal distress

Reflux

Weaning

Mothering skills to care for a baby

Slow weight gain in babies

Are you concerned about how you’ve changed since giving birth to your baby?

Have you lost your smile?

Are you crying a lot?

Are you putting yourself down?

Are you quick to get angry?

Are you withdrawing from friends and family?

Are you constantly trying to cover up your true feelings?

Does noise irritate you?

You may be suffering from postnatal distress. We can help.

 
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postnatal distress support group

If you or your partner are experiencing some of these symptoms then contact us today for a consultation.

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Tearfulness

  • Mood swings

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Irregular eating patterns

  • Lack of concentration

  • Poor memory

  • Inability to get organised

  • Feelings of guilt

  • Feelings of worthlessness

  • Feelings of being unable to cope with baby

  • Negative feelings towards baby

  • General social withdrawal 

  • Loss of interest in sex

Benefits of attending our support group

  • Meeting other mothers in similar situations who understand your feelings.

  • Sharing your cares and concerns.

  • Special time each week set aside for you.

  • Partner involvement if appropriate.

  • Opportunity to talk with health professionals who understand post-natal disorders.

 

where and when

Our support group meets weekly at the Centre on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

An initial consultation with our Nurse Manager is required before joining the group.

BOOKINGS are ESSENTIAL

Contact us today to enquire about attending the next Support Group session.

 

Empowering and supporting Waikato’s teen parents.

 
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TEEN PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS

At our free information evenings for teen parents (up to 21 years) you will learn about:

  • CPR and the choking baby

  • Baby movement & baby massage

  • Health education - contraception

  • Keeping baby safe

  • Importance of the father’s role

where and when

These information evenings are held at the Centre on the last Thursday of the month (February to November) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

  • There is no charge to attend

  • Dinner and drinks are provided

  • Creche is available if necessary

  • Transport can be arranged (taxi)

 

SOME GREAT EXTRAS

Every dad who attends goes in the draw to win a $100 voucher.

Every mum who attends receives a goody bag on their first visit, and will receive baby gear on subsequent visits.

bookings are essential

Contact us today to enquire about the next Teen Parent evening.

 

Helping tired babies and their parents get the sleep they so desperately need.

 
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Sleep issues

We all know how important sleep is to both mum and baby. Some of most common sleep concerns we see at the Centre are:

  • Cat napping

  • Frequent night wakings

  • Irregular sleep patterns

  • Sleep associations

  • Nap transitioning

your visit

During your visit we will:

  • Talk about your baby’s sleep routines and environment in order to assess any underlying issues that may be contributing to the sleep issue you are experiencing.

  • Observe you breast or bottle feed your baby.

  • Discuss with you a suitable pattern for your baby’s day and night sleep routine.

 

what to bring

  • Specific sleep aids you are currently using (e.g. dummy, white noise, wraps etc).

  • Bottles, formula and/or expressed milk.

  • Nipple shields if you are using them.

  • Nappies, wipes and a change of clothes for baby.

  • Any medication and/or creams your baby is using.

  • Light snacks/lunch for mum - especially if breastfeeding.

bookings are essential

Contact us today to book your initial consultation with our Nurse Manager.