Jess Howard CBE

Hi, I'm Jess, an enthusiastic and dedicated part of the Childbirth Education team at Palmerston North Parents Centre.

I have volunteered my time for Parents Centre for 5 years in the President role and facilitating Practical Parenting classes. I stepped down from my volunteer role to focus on the completion of my study, homeschool for my oldest child and join the board for Parents Centre New Zealand.

I have an incredible passion for childbirth education and supporting new parents at such an amazing time of change and transformation and am honoured to be here and provide you with information and skills so you can have the best experience during birth and in the early days with your baby.

I live in the country between Halcombe and Marton on a 30 acre historic property called Westoe with my husband Richard and 3 children, Cooper 5, Brianna 4 and Hudson 2, lots of animals and a huge garden that's a little out of control!

My dramatically different experiences of birth, feeding and all the changes that come with a new baby are what have driven me to study and facilitate these classes, and I look forward to each class, each week, from the 'awkward first date' night, through to the first baby being born. What a journey and how exciting meeting such engaged and attentive new families.

Childbirth Education Classes