Classes

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 Write to us via antenatalandbaby@gmail.com to book your course. (The calendar is under-going maintenance)

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 – 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. From course B1, session 4 will be led by a kine/physiotherapist, to enhance the information and preparation that you will receive.

 

Hypnobirth instruction – 100 euro for 1, 1/2 hours for individual sessions either in your home or clinic. Learn mind-body techniques for control and confidence: For women and their partners who are seeking a more natural and active birth experience.

 

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 feeeding 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 delievery and find one that suits you.

 

Early days workshop 35 euros per mum and baby, if dad wants to attend an additional 10 euros payable. Midwife Maja leads a practical postnatall workshop to include; baby massage, basic first aid and choking techniques, and understanding your colicky/uncomfortable baby. 5 spaces only. Tuesdays 2.15pm – 3.45pm. Do bring your babies! -If you could possibly bring them in a carrier rather than a stroller as storgae is limited – wonderful!

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.

 

Home preparation for the baby- 60 euros per hour. Midwife Maja 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 29/08/17 (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 

A3 Commenced 7th September CLOSED ongoing
A2 Commenced 13th September CLOSED ongoing
B1 Commencing 26th September CLOSED
B3   Commencing October 12th, 19th, 26th,- November 2nd, 9th. Spaces – please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
B2   Commencing October 18th, 25th,- 1st , November 8th, 15th. CLOSED
C1   Commencing November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, December  5th. Spaces – please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
D3   Commencing November 16th, 23rd, 30th, December 7th, 14th. Spaces – please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
E3   Commencing January 4th, 11th, 18th, 24th, February 1st. Spaces – please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
D1   Commencing January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 31st (Wednesday), February 6th. Spaces- please now choose your breastfeeding workshop
D2  Commencing January 25th, 30th, February 7th, 14th, 21st. Spaces- please now choose your breastfeeding workshop

Breastfeeding workshop 2-hours (BFW)

Saturday 23rd September 10.30 – 12.30 1 space
Saturday 7th October 2.30 – 4.30pm  Spaces
Saturday 14th October 10.30 – 12.30 1 space
Sunday 29th October 11 – 1pm Spaces
Saturday 11th November 10.30 – 12.30 1 space
Saturday 25th November 10.30 – 12.30 Spaces
Sunday  26th November 11 – 1pm Spaces
Saturday 9th December 10.30 – 12.30  Spaces

2018

Saturday 6th January  10.30 – 12.30  Spaces
Saturday 27th January 10.30 – 12.30  Spaces
Saturday 10th February 2.30 – 4.30  Spaces
Saturday 24th February  10.30 – 12.30  Spaces

Confident baby- skills workshop 2-hour (CBW)

Saturday 14th October 1.30 – 3.30pm Spaces
Saturday 28th October 10.30 – 12.30pm Spaces
Sunday 12th November 11-1pm Spaces
Saturday 25th November 1.30 – 3.30pm Spaces
Saturday 9th December 2.30 – 4.30pm Spaces

2018

Saturday 13th January 1.30 – 3.30  Spaces
Saturday 20th January 2.30 – 4.30  Spaces
Saturday 3rd February 1.30 – 3.30  Spaces

Survive! Labour ward (ideal as a refresher course)

Saturday 7th October 10.30 – 1.30pm Spaces
Saturday 4th November 10.30 – 1.30pm Spaces
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

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

Sunday 5th November 10.30 – 1.30  Spaces
Sunday 3rd December 10.30 – 1.30pm  Spaces

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