We provide birth preparation for first-time parents, as well as refreshers for those expecting siblings.
*Small birth preparation groups to allow you feel comfortable, you are offered a personalised service and have time to ask any questions.
* Welcoming environment for all types of families.
*Experienced and qualified prenatal teachers.
* Take advantage of the famous (and thriving Antental and Baby) social network which includes a FB group for parents with babies and children, as well as an active dads’ network.
* All in English.
* All classes are partially reimbursable (subject to your insurance).
Supporting you for the journey ahead
All courses are designed to give expectant women and their partners the information and tools they need to make informed decisions relating to their pregnancy and birth experience. We empower pregnant women and their partners to communicate confidently with all health providers and prepare them for the journey ahead into parenthood.
What To Expect
Our classes are a mixture of demonstration, discussion, information providing and hands-on activities. Our aim is to equip you with all knowledge you need so that nothing is unexpected during pregnancy, labour or the early days. On top of this, our group sessions are designed to offer parents-to-be develop a support network that turns into friendship and continues long after the babies are born. In fact, some members are currently on their sixth year of friendship.
Venue for all classes; The Medical Practice, BVD Charlemagne 37, Brussels 1000 (first-floor apartment)
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. 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 Breath, Move, Push! Led by a kine.
Breathe, move, PUSH! 60 euros per couple, 50 euros per single place (max 5 couples/singles). 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 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. Only 1 workshop left in this format – which is now full on 4th March.
Combined Survive Labour Ward and Breathe, Move, Push. A 4-hour workshop (max 6 couples/singles). Cost 80 euros per couple, 70 euros per single place.
This workshop covers; recognition of onset of labour, the labour process, techniques of coping and positions to accentuate efficiency, and birth. Led by Christine, a Kine, who takes you through this very practical workshop.