Our courses are carefully designed to give parents-to-be time to explore the many issues and questions that arise around pregnancy, birth and early parenthood as part of a friendly and supportive peer group.
Our aim is to help you make informed decisions during pregnancy and birth, communicate more effectively with health professionals and look forward to birth and early parenthood with confidence.
Each course is tailored to the needs of the individual group and topics typically covered include:
•The process and stages of labour
•Ways to make labour easier
•Belgian birth procedures
•Life as a family
The BCT's comprehensive Preparation for Birth & Parenting course complements both physiotherapy sessions and a hospital class or visit. Sessions involve a mixture of discussion, information and practical activities in a relaxed small-group environment.
A postnatal reunion with all participants will also take place after all the babies have been born, helping you to develop a support and friendship network that continues long after the course ends.See what past participants say about our courses.
First-time parents' course: €240 (plus €55 first-year membership fee for non-BCT members)
These costs remain the same for either a couple or for a single parent attending.
Find out about the benefits of membership.
Go to our list of upcoming course dates to choose the most suitable one for you.
Please note that there is no central office for course bookings. Booking clerks are volunteers working from home, so thank you for being patient and allowing a few days for a response.