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 12/09/19 (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 
  
A13  29th Aug, 5th Sept, 12th Sept, 16th September, 19th Sept. CLOSED
A14 11th Sept, 18th , 25th, 2nd Oct, 9th Oct. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date CLOSED
A15  17th Sept, 24th , 1st Oct, 8th, 15th. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date CLOSED 
A16  26th Sept, 3rd Oct, 10th, 17th, 24th Oct. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date CLOSED 
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
A19 7th Nov, 14th, 21st, 28th, 5th Dec. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A20 30th November (sessions 1 & 2, 11-3pm), 3rd Dec, 5th, 10th Dec. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop
2020
B1  7th Jan, 9th Jan, 14th Jan, 16th Jan, 21st Jan.  Please choose your breastfeeding workshop
*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) 

 
Saturday 14th Sept 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 5th oct 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 19th October 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 26th October 11-1pm CLOSED
Monday 4th November 6.30-8.30pm
Saturday 9th Nov 11-1pm CLOSED
Wednesday 20th Nov 6.30-8.30pm
Wednesday 27th Nov 6.30-8.30pm
Wednesday 11th December 6.30-8.30pm
Saturday 18th Jan 11-1pm

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 12th Oct 10-2pm
Saturday 23rd Nov 10-2pm