Prenatal

Prenatal: English Speaking Birth Preparation Courses in Belgium – Led By Experienced Midwives, onsite and online.

Onsite; Square Ambiorix 7, BRU 1000, first floor apartment.

We provide birth preparation for first-time parents, as well as refreshers for those expecting siblings. Email us should you want to discuss in person antenatalandbaby@gmail.com or call 0470 474 322

*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.

* All courses led by a midwife

* Take advantage of the famous (and thriving Antenatal and Baby) social network which includes a FaceBook 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.

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 6-8 couples/singles per course. Same-sex couples and single attendees warmly welcomed. All classes are online via Zoom until August, when we offer online or onsite; Square Ambiorix 7, BRU 1000, first floor. For course dates see here

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 – 265 euro* per couple, 230 euros per single place. Weekdays 6.30-8.30pm and weekends during the day, online or onsite. These are run continuously throughout the year and prepare you completely for what is to come to include a breastfeeding workshop and hypnobirth breathing techniques for labour. Please do ask for a sample course plan.

*If onsite course places are only available at the couple’s price of 265 euros, due to social distancing rules

Breastfeeding 2-hour workshop – included within the 6-session course, but can be taken as a stand-alone. This empowering session is the vital first-step towards understanding breastfeeding. It can sometimes be difficult to establish and good preparation is the best way to start your journey.  Cost 55 euros per couple, 45 euros per single place

Survive Labour Ward -A 4-hour workshop (max 8 couples/singles). Cost 95 euros per couple, 85 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.

Mindfulness: A preparation for labour, birth, breastfeeding and parenting. 2-hour workshop.  Led by Jessica Evsen of https://www.twowings.eu/ and Jo Everatt Cost 40 euros (ONLINE ONLY)

Book here.