Prenatal Courses



The BCT runs childbirth preparation courses throughout the year for first-time parents as well as for those expecting second or subsequent children. We offer classic Birth and Parenting Courses covering the entire pre- and post-natal period as well as more specialized hypnobirthing courses.

The courses are designed to give pregnant women and their partners information and practical tools to help make informed decisions during the process of pregnancy and birth, to communicate more confidently with health professionals and to cope with the challenges of early parenthood.

The classes involve a mixture of discussion, information and practical activities in a relaxed environment and can help parents-to-be develop a support and friendship network that continues long after the course ends and the babies arrive.

Courses are open to everyone, to be booked together with a one-year BCT membership which can help parents settle into their new lives in many ways, not only with a newborn but also when baby becomes a toddler, a pre-schooler, or even once they go to school.

Small groups

Open to all expectant parents

Qualified and experienced teachers

Opportunity to meet other parents-to-be and build a support network

Your BCT membership valid for the whole family

All in English

Our Prenatal teachers have outstanding professional experience and hold certificates in antenatal education. The teachers themselves are mothers who have lived and worked abroad with their families. They are not medically qualified, so they do not offer medical advice. Parents are asked to take any questions about the medical care of mother and baby to their gynaecologist, midwife or doctor.

All our prenatal teachers keep up to date with the latest developments in maternity care.

Read what past participants say about our courses.

Get prepared with a prenatal course.


Courses are normally attended by up to eight mothers-to-be, with or without their partners.

Courses are designed for couples and single parents alike. Mothers- or fathers-to-be are welcome to attend sessions on their own. Pregnant women may choose to be accompanied by a family member or a friend.

Everyone welcome!


The courses take place in a variety of venues: at teachers’ homes on the Eastern outskirts of Brussels; at the BCT Clubhouse in Ixelles and online.



The BCT’s comprehensive Birth & Parenting courses prepare expectant first-time parents for pregnancy, labour, delivery, and those first weeks with an infant at home. Our courses cover topics such as medical interventions, relaxation techniques, breastfeeding, and parenthood preparation.

Very useful preparation for labour and birth. When we were at the hospital we felt much more confident and I understood more clearly the medical decisions and processes going on.
— HC