Prenatal

Prenatal: English Speaking Birth Preparation Courses in Belgium – Led By Professionals.

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 Antenatal 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. Some members are currently on their seventh year of friendship.

Venue for all classes; Square Ambiorix 7, First floor apartment, BRU 1000

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 – 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 workshop. Please do ask for a sample course plan.

Survive Labour Ward . A 4-hour workshop (max 8 couples/singles). Cost 90 euros per couple, 80 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 Jo, an experienced labour-ward midwife, who takes you through this very practical workshop.

Book here.