Jess Howard CBE

Hi I'm Jess, a dedicated member of the Childbirth Education team at Palmerston North Parents Centre.

I volunteered my time for Parents Centre for 5 years in the President role after the birth of my first child and began facilitating Practical Parenting classes. This led to me studying a Diploma in Childbirth Education, massage specialising in pregnancy and postnatal care, and yoga instructor training.

I have an incredible passion for childbirth education and supporting new parents at such an amazing time of change and transformation. It's an honour 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 Feilding with my partner Dave and our beautiful blended family of 5 children ranging in age from our baby - Elijah, Hudson 6, Bree 8, Cooper 10 and Anthony 17. Elijah was a delightful surprise that was welcomed at home early 2021 after a crazy year prior with Covid lockdowns and studying full time.

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 I love meeting such engaged and attentive new families.

Childbirth Education Classes