Prenatal Classes in October

by Réka Morvay on September 12, 2023

Saturday, October 8th, 2011, 11 am – 2 pm

Expecting in Hungary

Content: Prenatal care in Hungary, how to find and choose the right hospital/doctor/midwife for you, who is the védőnő and what is her function, what kinds of maternity benefits (if any) are you eligible for, how to register a baby’s birth in Hungary if one or both parents are foreign nationals, what’s your due date and why is determining it correctly important, thinking ahead to your birth experience, and how much you can expect to pay for a birth in Hungary

Handouts: list of English-speaking obstetricians in Budapest, list of hospitals and clinics with maternity wards, birth plan worksheet, list of registrars, registration and maternity benefits information sheet.



Saturday, October 15th, 2011, 11 am – 2 pm

Labor and childbirth

Content: mother and baby at term, how does labor start, when to go into the hospital or call the midwife, inducing labor, what are the stages of labor, what to expect during them, what does it feel like at each stage, what can the helper do at each stage, the importance of positioning for mother and baby, natural and medicated pain management, how to avoid an episiotomy, what to expect at a Hungarian hospital, what to expect during a C-section, what to expect during a premature delivery, recovery from birth

Handouts: what to pack for the hospital, English-Hungarian shopping list of baby supplies, birth plan worksheet, What Is Labor Like article, What About the Pain in Childbirth article, C-section article



Saturday, October 22nd, 11 am to 2 pm

Breath and Touch

Content: Practice different labor positions for maximizing comfort and efficiency, try relaxation and massage techniques for loosening muscles during labor, discuss and try various breathing patterns and their usability during labor. This is a very hands-on, practical workshop where we TRY everything. Wear loose and comfortable clothing!



Saturday, October 29th, 11 am to 2 pm

Newborn care

Content: what is a just-born newborn like, what does the Apgar score mean, when to cut the umbilical cord, cord blood banking, what do newborn babies expect from the world, why is skin-to-skin contact important, why is early and frequent breastfeeding important, baby’s secretions: what’s normal and what’s not, feeding and expected weight gain, burping, sleeping, dressing, bathing, umbilical cord care, crying and comforting, types of babies, learning, playing, baby wearing, how to survive the first six weeks

Handouts: English-Hungarian shopping list of baby supplies, breastfeeding cheat sheet, registration and maternity benefits information sheet



SUNDAY, November 6th, 11 am to 2 pm


Content: why is breastfeeding good for the baby, why is breastfeeding good for the mother, how to get off to a good start and avoid problems down the line, how does milk production work, how to ensure you have enough milk, how can you tell whether baby is getting enough milk, feeding on cue versus feeding on schedule, sore nipples and other

breastfeeding complication, lots of pictures and videos about how to get the baby on the breast correctly (to avoid damage to the nipples and ensure proper milk flow), when to express milk, how to express milk, how to safely store milk, using artificial nipples (bottles and pacifiers), herbs and foods to increase supply, breastfeeding and illness, breastfeeding and medications

Handouts: breastfeeding cheat sheet


€30 per couple / class
€55 per couple / 2 classes
€80 per couple / 3 classes
€100 per couple / 4 classes
€120 per couple / 5 classes

I accept payments in HUF or EUR at the door, or by PayPal through my website at

If finances are a problem for you, I do accept installment plans or work on a sliding scale and offer discounts. No woman turned away! :)

Private classes are also available for €70 per occasion, in your home or at my office.

Location: XII. Hertelendy u. 1/b. 1st floor #14. Életkör buzzer.  Here’s a map.

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