Courses

Supporting you for the journey ahead

Venue for all classes; The Medical Practice, BVD Charlemagne 37, Brussels 1000 (first-floor apartment)

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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 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 a Breastfeeding and a Mindful Childbirth workshop. Please do ask for a sample course plan.

DEALIf you are purchasing a *6-session course, then the Confident baby skills workshop is yours for 10 euros less than the published price (45 euros).  If you are not able to attend all of the sessions in your chosen course, it is only possible to swap onto another course providing that there is space for you.

  • From prenatal course AB (commencing 21st Feb) onwards, the Confident baby-skills workshop will be included within the 6-session course, you do not need to choose a date.

 

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, the last hour being Mindful Childbirth led by psychotherapist Madeeha Kanwal. 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, 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 – 55 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 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. DEAL  :  If you are purchasing a 6-session course, then this workshop is yours for 45 euros per couples place, or 35 euros per single place. 

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 18/01/19 (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 couples/singles per class

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

2019 
A1 Commencing 8th Jan, 10th, 15th, 23rd, 31st Jan. CLOSED
A3 Commencing 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 13th, 20th, 26th. CLOSED
A4 Commencing 7th Feb, 14th, 19th, 27th, 12th March. CLOSED
AB Commencing 21st Feb, 28th, 14th March, 20th, 28th. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date 1 SPACE left for a couple/single
A5 Commencing 13th March, 19th, 27th, 3rd, 9th April. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A6 Commencing 21st March, 26th, 2nd April, 10th, 16th April. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date 1 SPACE left for a couple/single
A7 Commencing 30th April, 7th May, 14th, 21st, 28th May. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A8 Commencing 15th May, 22nd, 29th, 5th June, 12th June. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A9 Commencing 4th June, 11th, 18th, 25th, 27th. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A10 Commencing 18th June, 26th, 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A11 Commencing 2nd July, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th July. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date

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

Saturday 19th Jan 11-1pm 2 Spaces left for couples/singles
Saturday 2nd Feb 11-1pm CLOSED (awaiting last payment)
Saturday 16th Feb 11-1pm CLOSED (awaiting final payment)
Saturday 2nd March 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 16th March 11-1pm CLOSED (awaiting final payment)
Saturday 23rd March 11-1pm
Saturday 6th April 11-1pm
Saturday 13th April 11-1pm
Saturday 4th May 11-1pm
Saturday 18th May 11-1pm
Saturday 1st June 11-1pm
Thursday 20th June 6.30-8.30pm
Saturday 13th July 11-1pm
Saturday 20th July 11-1pm

Confident baby- skills workshop 2-hour (CBW)    

Wednesday 16th Jan 6.30-8.30pm CLOSED
Friday 1st Feb 6.30-8.30pm CLOSED
Saturday 16th February 1.30-3.30pm
Friday 1st March 6.30-8.30pm CLOSED

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

2019 (Cost is 90 euros per couple, 80 euros per single place)
Sunday 20th Jan 10-2pm CLOSED
Sunday 3rd March 10-2pm 1 SPACE left for a couple/single
Sunday 12th May 10-2pm