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 8/9 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 – 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.

 

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 basic mindfulness skills when coping with contractions. Within a group of maximum 8 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.

Breastfeeding workshop – 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.

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 – 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. 

This is included within the 6-session course dates. Stand-alone workshops are available every 2 months.

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 15/03/19 (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) plus a chosen week-end breastfeeding workshop  (BFW)    

2019 
AB  21st Feb, 28th, 14th March, 20th, 28th. CLOSED
A5  13th March, 19th, 27th, 3rd April, 9th April CLOSED
A6  21st March, 26th, 2nd April, 10th, 16th April. CLOSED
A7  30th April, 7th May, 14th, 21st, 28th May. CLOSED
A8  15th May, 22nd, 29th, 5th June, 12th June. CLOSED
A9  4th June, 11th, 18th, 25th, 27th. 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
A10 19th June, 26th, 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A11  2nd July, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th July. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A12  20th Aug, 22nd Aug, 27th Aug, 3rd Sept, 7th Sept -1.30-3.30pm. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A13  29th Aug, 5th Sept, 12th Sept, 19th Sept, 21st Sept -1.30-3.30pm. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date

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

Saturday 23rd March 11-1pm CLOSED 
Saturday 6th April 11-1pm 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
Saturday 13th April 11-1pm 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
Saturday 4th May 11-1pm CLOSED 
Saturday 18th May 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 1st June 11-1pm CLOSED 
Thursday 20th June 6.30-8.30pm 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
Saturday 13th July 11-1pm
Saturday 20th July 11-1pm
Saturday 31st Aug 11-1pm
Saturday 7th Sept 11-1pm
Saturday 21st Sept 11-1pm
Saturday 5th oct 11-1pm

Confident baby- skills workshop 2-hour (CBW)    

Saturday 4th May 1.30-3.30pm 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
Saturday 29th June 1.30-3.30pm

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

2019 (Cost is 90 euros per couple, 80 euros per single place)
Saturday 30th March 10-2pm
Sunday 12th May 10-2pm 1 SPACE left for a couple/single
Saturday 8th June 10-2pm
Saturday 6th July 10-2pm
Saturday 24th Aug 10-2pm
Saturday 12th Oct 10-2pm