Courses

Supporting you for the journey ahead

Venue for all classes; Square Ambiorix 7, Brussels 1000 (first-floor apartment)

FOR DATES OF CLASSES, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN 

All classes partially reimbursable. Our midwife – 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 9 couples/singles per course. Same-sex couples and single attendees warmly welcomed.

 

Planning and pregnancy – 50 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* – 255 euro per couple, 200 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:  Breastfeeding and Confident baby-skills workshops and a 2-hour practical session emulating labour; strategies of coping, mindfulness, hypnobirth, massage, epidural and how to push!. Please do ask for a sample course plan.

  • Price increase from 1st Jan 2020; for a couple 265 euros, for a single place 210 euros

 

Survive! Labour ward. Cost* 90 euros per couple, 80 euros per single place.

Refresher course or a fast-paced course for the busy first-time mum.

 A 4-hour workshop, to include taught skills to cope with contractions. Within a group of maximum 9 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.
* Price increase from 1st Jan 2020; for a couple 95 euros, for a single 85 euros

Breastfeeding workshop (included within the 6-session course)- 55 euros per couple, 45 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 and are run 2 or 3 times per month, usually on a Saturday.

Included within the 6-session course, but please do choose your date from the selection below, and let me know when booking.

 

Confident baby-skills workshop (included within the dates of the 6-session course, no need to book separately)  55 euros per couple, 45 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 and first aid techniques for a choking baby. (You must know that we are not first aid trainers) We also cover what to do when your baby becomes ill. 

Please email me should you want to attend.

Cancellation policy; Refund if notification given at least 2  weeks prior to commencement of course/session for any reason. No refund given if less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course unless for medical reason. There is a 30 euros cancellation fee.

COURSE DATES; Updated 08/11/19 (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 8-9 couples/singles per class

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

2019 
  
A17 16th Oct, 23rd, 30th Oct, 6th Nov, 13th Nov. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date CLOSED
A18 29th Oct, 5th Nov, 12th, 19th, 26th Nov. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date CLOSED
A19 7th Nov, 14th, 21st, 28th, 4th Dec. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date CLOSED 
A20 30th November (sessions 1 & 2, 11-3pm), 3rd Dec, 5th, 10th Dec. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop 1 SPACE left for a couple/singles
2020
B1  7th Jan, 9th Jan, 14th Jan, 16th Jan, 21st Jan.  Please choose your breastfeeding workshop 1 SPACE left for a couple/singles
B2  15th Jan, 22nd Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop
B3  23rd Jan, 25th Jan sessions 2 and 3, 10-2pm, 30th Jan, 6th Feb. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop
B4  11th Feb, 13th, 18th Feb, 20th Feb, 22nd Feb (11-1pm). Please choose your breastfeeding workshop
B5 10th March, 12th, 17th, 19th March, 24th March. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop
B6 11th March, 18th, 25th, 1st April, 8th April. *Please note that swapping sessions with another course is ONLY permitted if there is space for you. For now – I am running at 9 couples per session, this is maximum capacity, so a swap can only be permitted if another couple want the same from another course.

Breastfeeding workshop 2-hours (BFW) 

 
Wednesday 20th Nov 6.30-8.30pm 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
Wednesday 11th December 6.30-8.30pm CLOSED
Saturday 11th Jan 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 18th Jan 11-1pm 1 SPACE left for couple/single
Monday 27th Jan 6.30-8.30pm
Saturday 15th Feb 11-1pm
Saturday 22nd Feb 1.30-3.30pm
Saturday 14th March 11-1pm
Saturday 21st March

Confident baby- skills workshop 2-hour (CBW)    

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Survive! Labour ward 4-hour workshop/refresher course (SLW)

2019 (Cost is 90 euros per couple, 80 euros per single place)
Saturday 23rd Nov 10-2pm
2020 (Cost 95 euros per couple, 85 euros per single place)
Saturday 8th February 10-2pm