This is a FREE course, but only to those living in the Hutt Valley as it is funded by the HVDHB.
Kaupapa Māori Antenatal and Kaiāwhina Education (M.A.K.E) is a hui for pregnant māori women and their whānau support, a compact course held on a marae or elsewhere in the community.
birthEd Kaiāwhina draws from today’s Māori culture, incorporating ancestral māori cultural birth stories, beliefs and connection through whakapapa and genealogy.
The course will share current childbirth and early parenting knowledge, along with key baby safety messages. Weaving kono (open basket) and birth tie for birth cord is offered over three days alongside the info sharing. It empowers women to make informed decisions for themselves and their unborn babies. Partners, have their own break-away session to discuss the “what if stuff” while making Ipu Whenua, container for the afterbirth.
We have experienced passionate Kaiāwhina from all walks of life, to teach about your most life changing event – becoming a mother, parent and whānau.
Hui – a – kaupapa M.A.K.E
3-day course – 9am until 3pm each day
Powhiri: 9am on 1st day- please gather in the carpark of the marae 8:45am for welcome
Hapu wahine, partner and / or whānau birth support
Where: Te Kakano o Te Aroha Marae, 136 Randwick Road, Moera, Lower Hutt
What to bring: just yourselves
N.B. No transport? Please contact birthEd the week before the course if you need support to get there from within the Hutt Valley.