Courses

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 

All classes partially reimbursable. Our midwife and Kine (physiotherapist) – 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 – 245 euro per couple, 185 euros per single place. Weekdays 6.30-8.30pm and weekends. (From 2019, 255 euros per couple, or 200 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. Session 4 is now a 2-hour shortened version of Survive! labour ward! Led by a kine. 

(Due to there being NO SPACES on the 6-session courses until 2019, I will run exceptionally in November x4 preparation live interactive webinars for preparation for labour, plus a ‘Preparation for breastfeeding” webinar. The cost of these sessions are 25 euros per webinar – if you buy the series of 5, then the cost will be 110 euros. The webinars will be run within FaceBook.  Please see ‘Webinar” tab for more information.)

 

 

DEALIf you are purchasing a 6-session course, then the Confident baby skills workshop is yours for only 40 euros per couples place, or 35 euros per single place.  If you are not able to attend all of the sessions in your chosen course, it is possible to swap onto another course providing that there is space for you.

 

Survive! Labour ward. Cost 80 euros per couple, 70 euros per single place. 

(2019 cost is 90 euros per couple, 80 euros per single place)

A 4-hour workshop led by physiotherapist / kine Christine De Bremaecker. 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. This session is now included within the 6-session course as a shortened 2-hour practical workshop. Or can be taken as a stand-alone workshop. Perfect as a refresher course.

Breastfeeding workshop – 50 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 – 50 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 40 euros per couples place, or 35 euros per single place. 

 

Women Only Workshop (WOW) Get a grip….   25 euros per attendee for the 1-hour interactive webinar workshop.  Physiotherapist / kine Christine De Bremaecker discusses with you the structure and function of the pelvic floor muscles and more importantly what you can do daily to prevent damage during the prenatal and postnatal period. This workshop is open to ALL women, no matter when they had their baby. It’s a fun and interesting workshop covering all aspects of your pelvic floor.

To book your places please use the Booking Form.

The webinar will be 22nd October 12 noon 2018

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 07/10/18 (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)   

L2 Commencing 12th Sept, 19th, 26th, 3rd October – Kine session, 11th Oct CLOSED
L3 Commencing 20th Sept, 27th, 4th Oct, 10th- kine session, 18th Oct CLOSED
M1 Commencing 25th Sept, 2nd Oct, 9th, 17th- kine session, 23rd Oct CLOSED 
M3 Commencing 25th Oct, 30th, 7th Nov, 14th- kine session, 22nd Nov CLOSED 
M4 Commencing 8th Nov, 13th, 21st, 28th- Kine session, 4th Dec CLOSED
M5 Commencing 15th Nov, 20th, 27th, 5th Dec-Kine session, 11th Dec. CLOSED
M6 Commencing 29th Nov, 1st Dec (11-1pm), 6th Dec, 12th – Kine session, 13th Dec. CLOSED
2019 (Cost of 6-session course 255 euros)
A1 Commencing 8th Jan, 10th, 15th, 23rd, 31st Jan. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A2 Commencing 17th Jan, 22nd, 30th, 6th Feb, 12th Feb. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A3 Commencing 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 13th, 20th, 27th. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A4 Commencing 7th Feb, 14th, 19th, 27th, 12th March. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
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

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

Saturday 20th October 11-1pm 2 SPACES for couples / singles
Saturday 27th October 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 3rd November 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 10th November 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 24th November 11-1pm CLOSED 
Saturday 8th December 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 15th December 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 12th Jan 11-1pm
Saturday 19th Jan 11-1pm
Saturday 2nd Feb 11-1pm
Saturday 16th Feb 11-1pm
Saturday 2nd March 11-1pm

Confident baby- skills workshop 2-hour (CBW)    

Saturday 27th October 1.30-3.30pm
Saturday 10th November 1.30-3.30pm
Saturday 24th November 1.30-3.30pm
Saturday 15th December 1.30-3.30pm
Wednesday 16th Jan 6.30-8.30pm
Friday 1st Feb 6.30-8.30pm
Friday 1st March 6.30-8.30pm

Survive! Labour ward 4-hour workshop (SLW)

Sunday 11th November 10-2pm CLOSED – pending last payments
Sunday 2nd December 10-2pm
2019 (Cost is 90 euros per couple, 80 euros per single place)
Sunday 20th Jan 10-2pm
Sunday 17th Feb 10-2pm