Courses

Supporting you for the journey ahead

Venue for all classes; The Medical Practice, BVD Charlemagne 37, Brussels 1000 (first-floor apartment)

FOR DATES OF CLASSES, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN 

All classes partially reimbursable. Our midwife and Kine (physiotherapist) – led prenatal classes given in English prepare the pregnant woman and her partner (attendance alone is fine too!) realistically for what is to come; we recommend that you aim to complete your education by your 36/37th week of pregnancy. No more than 8 couples/singles per course. Same-sex couples and single attendees warmly welcomed.

 

Planning and pregnancy – 45 euros per 30 mins private appointment. Individual sessions to meet your needs. Covering administrations of pregnancy, passport/nationality issues, hospital policies, reimbursements and entitlements, and creche bookings.

 

6-session courses – 245 euro per couple, 185 euros per single place. Weekdays 6.30-8.30pm and weekends. These are run continuously throughout the year and prepare you completely for what is to come to include a breastfeeding workshop. Please do ask for a sample course plan. Session 4 is now a 2-hour shortened version of Survive! labour ward! Led by a kine. 

DEALIf you are purchasing a 6-session course, then the Confident baby skills workshop is yours for only 40 euros per couples place, or 35 euros per single place.

 

 

Survive! Labour ward. Cost 80 euros per couple, 70 euros per single place. A 4-hour workshop led by physiotherapist / kine Christine De Bremaecker. Within a group of maximum 6 couples/singles, you will learn how to recognise the onset of labour, labour preparations, and how to breathe, move and push (!) You will practice different positions of labour and delivery and find one that suits you. This session is now included within the 6-session course as a shortened 2-hour practical workshop. Or can be taken as a stand-alone workshop. Perfect as a refresher course.

Breastfeeding workshop – 50 euros per couple, 40 euros  per single place. This should be attended during the prenatal period and is a 2-hour, fun -packed class containing the most important instruction we can give you to prepare you for breastfeeding. We practice latch and discuss optimal feeding management so that you and your baby optimise sleep. Partners are encouraged to attend as it is our firm belief that surviving the postnatal period is most definitely a team event. Breastfeeding support then follows- on from this instruction in the form of clinic appointments should you need this. Classes run Saturdays and some Sundays. This is included in your 6 session course fee but can be attended on a stand-alone basis.

 

Confident baby-skills workshop – 50 euros per couple, 40 euros per single place. A 2-hour practical session learning how to care for your baby’s basic hygiene needs; cord care, face washing and baby bathing. Understand how to recognise and know what to do in the event of; sticky eyes, nappy rash, spots, cradle-cap, peeling skin, physiological jaundice, baby massage techniques, baby- wearing instruction, sleep/soothing training and basic techniques of CPR – first aid of an unconscious baby. We also cover what to do when your baby becomes ill. DEAL (from 26/04/18) :  If you are purchasing a 6-session course, then this workshop is yours for 40 euros per couples place, or 35 euros per single place. 

 

Women Only Workshop (WOW) Get a grip….   25 euros per attendee for the 1-hour workshop.  Physiotherapist / kine Christine De Bremaeker discusses with you the structure and function of the pelvic floor muscles and more importantly what you can do daily to prevent damage during the prenatal and postnatal period. This workshop is open to ALL women, no matter when they had their baby. It’s a fun and interesting workshop covering all aspects of your pelvic floor. Babies can attend with their mother’s during the lunchtime sessions, but not the evenings.

To book your places please liaise directly with Christine by email; christine-db@hotmail.com

Webinar format – Saturday 30th June 10am- 11am

Presentation at the apartment; The Medical Practice, BVD Charlemagne 37, BRU 1000

Wednesday August 1st 12-1.30pm  Immobile babies welcome.

Postnatal classes are shown within the ‘Mum and baby’ tab

 

Cancellation policy; Full refund if notification given at least 1 week prior to commencement of course/session. No refund given if less than 1 week prior to the start of the course.

COURSE DATES; Updated 22/06/18 (If the course that you wish to attend is indicated as CLOSED – please email me as I may well be able to squeeze you in somewhere else)

Here Are The Classes

A ‘space’ denotes a space either for a couple or a single attendee. Max 8 couples/singles per class

6-session courses; 5 sessions within schedule (6.30-8.30pm) plus a chosen week-end breastfeeding workshop  (BFW) 

H3 1 Commencing 31st May, 7th June, 13th, 20th-Kine session, 28th June CLOSED 
J1  Commencing 12th June, 19th, 26th, 3rd July, 11th July-Kine session  CLOSED
J2 Commencing 14th June, 21st, 27th, 4th July -kine session, 12th July CLOSED 
K1 1 Commencing 31st July, 2nd Aug, 7th, 14th, 22nd Aug-Kine session  1 SPACE left for a couple/single
L1 Commencing 21st Aug, 23rd, 29th, 5th Sept-Kine session, 11th Sept 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
L2 Commencing 12th Sept, 19th, 26th, 3rd October – Kine session, 11th Oct SPACES please choose your BFW
L3 Commencing 20th Sept, 27th, 4th Oct, 10th- kine session, 18th Oct SPACES please choose your BFW
M1 Commencing 25th Sept, 2nd Oct, 9th, 17th- kine session, 23rd Oct SPACES please choose your BFW
M3 Commencing 25th Oct, 30th, 7th Nov, 14th- kine session, 22nd Nov SPACES please choose your BFW
M4 Commencing 8th Nov, 13th, 21st, 28th- Kine session, 4th Dec SPACES please choose your BFW
M5 Commencing 15th Nov, 20th, 27th, 5th Dec-Kine session, 11th Dec SPACES please choose your BFW
M6 Commencing 29th Nov, 1st Dec, 6th Dec, 12th – Kine session, 13th Dec SPACES please choose your BFW

Breastfeeding workshop 2-hours (BFW) 11-1pm – usually weekends only.

Saturday 30th June 11-1pm CLOSED
Thursday 5th July 6.30-8.30pm 1 SPACE left for a couple/single
Tuesday 10th July 6.30-8.30pm CLOSED
Saturday 4th Aug 11-1pm CLOSED
Wednesday 8th Aug 6.30-8.30pm SPACES
Saturday 8th September 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 22nd September 11-1pm SPACES
Saturday 6th October 11-1pm SPACES
Saturday 20th October 11-1pm SPACES
Saturday 27th October 11-1pm SPACES
Saturday 10th November 11-1pm SPACES
Saturday 24th November 11-1pm SPACES
Saturday 8th December 11-1pm SPACES
Saturday 15th December 11-1pm SPACES

Confident baby- skills workshop 2-hour (CBW)   

Saturday 7th July 11-1pm CLOSED 
Wednesday 18th July 6.30-8.30pm SPACES
Saturday 4th Aug 1.30-3.30pm 1 SPACE for a couple/single
Saturday 8th September 1.30-3.30pm SPACES
Saturday 22nd September 1.30-3.30pm SPACES
Saturday 6th October 1.30-3.30pm SPACES
Saturday 20th October 1.30-3.30pm SPACES
Saturday 27th October 1.30-3.30pm SPACES
Saturday 10th November 1.30-3.30pm SPACES
Saturday 24th November 1.30-3.30pm SPACES
Saturday 8th December 1.30-3.30pm SPACES
Saturday 15th December 1.30-3.30pm SPACES

Survive! Labour ward 4-hour workshop (SLW)

Sunday 1st July 1-5pm 1 SPACE for a couple/single
Sunday 15th July 1-5pm 2 SPACES for couples/singles
Sunday 12th August 1-5pm SPACES
Sunday 9th September 1-5pm SPACES
Sunday 30th September 1-5pm SPACES
Sunday 14th October 1-5pm SPACES
Sunday 11th November 1-5pm SPACES
Sunday 2nd December 1-5pm SPACES