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 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.

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.

 

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 (From 2019 couple- 55 euro, single- 45 euros) . 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 ((From 2019 couple-55 euro, single- 40 euros) . 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. 

 

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.

Next webinar to be confirmed.  Please email me if interested ; antenatalandbaby@gmail.com

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 10/12/18 (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)    

 
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. CLOSED
A2 Commencing 17th Jan, 22nd, 30th, 6th Feb, 12th Feb. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
A3 Commencing 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 13th, 20th, 26th. 2 SPACES left for couples/singles
A4 Commencing 7th Feb, 14th, 19th, 27th, 12th March. Please choose your breastfeeding workshop date
AB Commencing 21st Feb, 28th, 14th March, 20th, 28th. 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 15th December 11-1pm CLOSED
Saturday 12th Jan 11-1pm 1 SPACE left for a  couple or single
Saturday 19th Jan 11-1pm
Saturday 2nd Feb 11-1pm
Saturday 9th Feb 11-1pm
Saturday 16th Feb 11-1pm
Saturday 2nd March 11-1pm 1 SPACE left for a couple/single
Saturday 16th March 11-1pm
Saturday 23rd March 11-1pm
Saturday 6th April 11-1pm
Saturday 13th April 11-1pm
Saturday 4th May 11-1pm

Confident baby- skills workshop 2-hour (CBW)    

Saturday 15th December 1.30-3.30pm CLOSED
Wednesday 16th Jan 6.30-8.30pm 
Friday 1st Feb 6.30-8.30pm
Friday 1st March 6.30-8.30pm
Saturday 23rd March 1.30-3.30pm
Saturday 6th April 1.30-3.30pm

Survive! Labour ward 4-hour workshop (SLW)

Sunday 9th 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