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 Breath, Move, Push! Led by a kine. 

 

Survive! Labour ward. Refresher prenatal course or intensive  course for first timers, who cannot attend an evening course- 70 euro per couple, 55 euros per single place. A 3-hour workshop covering;  Optimal baby positioning, recognition of the onset of labour, stages of labour, and coping strategies  including massage and TENS. Ideal for busy first- time parents and a perfect refresher course for experienced parents who seek a deeper knowledge (especially VBAC mums….)  Saturdays 10.00 – 1 pm.

OFFER;  If you take the Survive! labour ward AND the Breathe, move, push on the same day, then the total cost will be 120 euros and not 130 euros.

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.

 

Breathe, move, PUSH! 60 euros per couple, 50 euros per single place. A three-hour workshop led by physiotherapist / kine Christine De Bremaecker. Within a group of maximum 5 couples/singles, you will learn how to do all three! 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.

 

 

 

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

Dates are;

7th Feb 12.30-1.30pm (with babies) only 3 spaces left

4th March 2-3pm (without babies)

14th March 5.30- 6.30pm  (without babies)

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

 

COURSE DATES; Updated 19/01/18 (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 

E3    Commencing January 6th (this session will be held from 1-3pm on Saturday), 11th, 18th, 24th -Kine session, February 1st.  CLOSED
D1    Commencing January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 31st -Kine session, February 6th. CLOSED 
D2   Commencing January 25th, 30th, February 7th, 14th -Kine session, 21st. CLOSED
F3  Commencing 8th February, 15th, 22nd, 28th -Kine session,  15th March CLOSED 
F1 Commencing 13th February, 20th, 27th, 7th March -Kine session, 13th March CLOSED
F2 Commencing 14th March, 21st, 28th, 4th April – Kine session, 11th April 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
G1 Commencing 20th March, 27th, 10th April, 18th April -kine session, 24th April SPACES please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
G3 Commencing 12th April, 19th, 26th, 2nd May – kine session, 17th May SPACES please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
H1 Commencing 17th April, 25th April, 8th May, 16th May (Kine session), 22nd May SPACES please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
H3 1 Commencing 31st May, 7th June, 14th June, 20th June (Kine session), 28th June SPACES please now choose your breastfeeding workshop

Breastfeeding workshop 2-hours (BFW) Slightly later start time of 11am..

2018

Saturday 27th January 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 10th February 11-1pm 1 SPACE left for a couple/single
Saturday 17th February 11-1pm SPACES
Saturday 24th February 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 17th March 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 24th March 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 14th April 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 28th April 11-1pm SPACES
Saturday 12th May 11-1pm 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
Saturday 2nd June 11-1pm SPACES
Saturday 23rd June 11-1pm SPACES

Confident baby- skills workshop 2-hour (CBW)

2018

Saturday 20th January 11-1pm CLOSED 
Saturday 24th February 1.30 -3.30 CLOSED 
Saturday 24th March 1.30 -3.30pm CLOSED
Saturday 28th April 1.30-3.30pm SPACES
Saturday 12th May 1.30-3.30pm SPACES
Saturday 9th June 11-1pm SPACES

Survive! Labour ward (also ideal as a refresher course)

2018

Sunday 21st January  10.00 – 1pm 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
Sunday 11th February 10.00 – 1pm SPACES
Sunday 18th March 10.00 – 1pm SPACES
Sunday 15th April 10.00 – 1pm SPACES
Sunday 10th  June 10.00-1pm SPACES

Breathe, move, push workshop 3-hour (BMP) 

2018

Sunday 21st January 2-5pm SPACES
Sunday 4th February 10.30 – 1.30  CLOSED
Sunday 11th February 2-5pm 1 SPACE for a couple/single
Sunday 4th March 10.30 – 1.30  SPACES
Sunday 18th March 2-5pm SPACES
Sunday 15th April 2-5pm SPACES
Sunday 6th May 10.30-1.30pm SPACES
Sunday 10th June 2-5pm SPACES