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 – 240 euro per couple, 180 euros per single place. 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, 50 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 Saturdays 10.30 – 1.30 pm.

Breastfeeding workshop – 45 euros per couple, 35 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 home-visiting should you wish to employ us. 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 – 45 euros per couple, 35 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! 55 euros per couple, 40 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) 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. Please, no babies.

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

Dates are;

13th Dec 12.30-1.30pm

10th Jan 5.30-6.30pm

7th Feb 12.30-1.30pm

14th March 5.30- 6.30pm

Home tuition for prenatal instruction – 120 euros. This is ideal should you want a more individual approach. A 2-hour session tailored to meet your individual needs. Limited availability.

 

Home preparation for the baby- 60 euros per hour. We will come to your home and demonstrate baby -care skills, and help you to prepare environmentally for the arrival of your baby.

 

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

 

COURSE DATES; Updated 14/11/17 (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 (7-9pm) plus a chosen week-end breastfeeding workshop 

B3  Commenced 12th October  CLOSED ongoing
B2  Commenced 18th October CLOSED ongoing
C1   Commenced 7th November CLOSED ongoing
D3    Commencing November 16th, 23rd, 30th, December 7th, 14th. CLOSED
E3    Commencing January 6th (this session will be held from 1-3pm on Saturday), 11th, 18th, 24th -Kine session, February 1st. SPACES – please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
D1    Commencing January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 31st -Kine session, February 6th. CLOSED (pending last payment)
D2   Commencing January 25th, 30th, February 7th, 14th -Kine session, 21st. SPACES– please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
F3  Commencing 8th February, 15th, 22nd, 28th -Kine session,  13th March SPACES please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
F1 Commencing 13th February, 20th, 27th, 7th March -Kine session, 13th March SPACES please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
F2 Commencing 14th March, 21st, 28th, 4th April – Kine session, 11th April SPACES please now choose your breastfeeding workshop

Breastfeeding workshop 2-hours (BFW)

Saturday 25th November 10.30 – 12.30 1 SPACE left for a couple
Sunday  26th November 11 – 1pm CLOSED
Saturday 9th December 10.30 – 12.30  CANCELLED
Saturday 16th December 10.30-12.30 SPACES

2018

Saturday 6th January  10.30 – 12.30  1 SPACE left for couple/single
Saturday 27th January 10.30 – 12.30 1 SPACE left for a couple/single
Saturday 10th February 2.30-4.30 SPACES
Saturday 24th February 10.30-12.30 SPACES
Saturday 17th March 10.30 – 12.30 SPACES
Saturday 24th March 10.30 – 12.30 SPACES
Sunday 25th March 11 – 1 SPACES
Saturday 14th April 10.30 – 12.30 SPACES
Saturday 28th April 2.30 – 4.30 SPACES

Confident baby- skills workshop 2-hour (CBW)

Sunday 12th November 11-1pm CLOSED 
Saturday 25th November 1.30 – 3.30pm 1 SPACE left for a couple/single
Saturday 9th December 2.00 – 3.00pm SPACES

2018

Saturday 20th January 2.30-4.30pm SPACES
Saturday 24th February 1.30 -3.30 SPACES
Saturday 24th March 10.30 -12.30pm SPACES
Sunday 29th April 11-1pm SPACES

Survive! Labour ward (ideal as a refresher course)

Saturday 4th November 10.30 – 1.30pm 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
Saturday 9th December 10.30 – 1.30pm SPACES

2018

Saturday 20th January  10.30 – 1.30pm SPACES
Saturday 10th February 10.30 – 1.30pm SPACES
Saturday 17th March 10.30 – 1.30pm SPACES
Saturday 28th April 10.30 – 12.30pm SPACES
Saturday 2nd June 10.30-1.30pm SPACES

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

Sunday 3rd December 10.30 – 1.30pm  1 SPACE has become available for a couple/single

2018

Sunday 7th January 10.30 – 1.30  SPACES
Sunday 4th February 10.30 – 1.30  SPACES
Sunday 4th March 10.30 – 1.30  SPACES