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Baby on the way, or newly arrived? Need some preparation, information or support?

Here are details of upcoming prenatal education, information, and support for parents in Basel.

 

BCT Sessions for women and men

 BCT: Preparing for Parenthood 06 prenatal course: Saturday 24 June 14.00-19.00 and Sunday 25 June 13.00-19.00

 BCT: Preparing for Parenthood 08 prenatal course: Saturday 11 August 9.00-15.30 and Sunday 12 August 9.00-15.30

 

These are group prenatal courses covering labour and birth, breastfeeding and the first days, weeks and months as a new family.  The courses help families understand the choices, resources, and support available in the area, to develop their own birth and parenting plans and have the information, confidence, skills and support to make those plans happen how they want them to.  Suitable for first-time parents and for parents who have already have children and want a refresher or to have a different sort of birth with their next.

 

Further courses will be running throughout the year, for more course dates see the website calendar or contact Susie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

One to one sessions or small group sessions are also available, to be arranged at mutual convenience.

Hospital sessions:

English language information evening at Frauenklinik Basel: 12 June 19.00-20.30

Regular presentation by the obstetrical department of the University Hospital of Basel in English about pregnancy, birth, and care of the mother and newborn after delivery at the Frauenklinik in Basel. A tour of the hospital is not possible anymore but during the presentation, the teams show lots of pictures of the prenatal, birthing and postnatal rooms, explain all the facilities available and provide the opportunity to meet the interdisciplinary teams. 

 English language information evening at Bethesda Maternity Unit:  27 June, 25 July, 29 August 19.00

Information evening and tour in English of the Bethesda Maternity facilities, detailing the facilities and resources to support families during pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period, led by members of the medical and midwifery teams. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to attend.

Sessions for women

BCT: Relax, Stretch and Breathe Prenatal Yoga sessions, every Thursday evening 18.00-20.00

Part prenatal class and part prenatal yoga.  These sessions start an informal prenatal class and Q&A on all topics birth and baby.  Then there is 75-90 minutes of blissful stretching, moving, breathing skills and relaxation techniques tailored for pregnant women and all excellent preparation for labour and birth.  Suitable for first-time parents and for parents who have already have children

BCT: Mother and Baby Yoga sessions, every Thursday 15.00-16.15 and Friday 12.30-13.45

Postnatal follow on from the prenatal RSB sessions detailed above.  Discussion time followed by postnatal yoga where the babies are not just welcome, but are part of the class.  Each session includes baby massage and baby yoga as well as postnatal yoga and relaxation techniques for the mother. Suitable for mother and babies from six weeks after birth, up to around one year.

All BCT members are welcome to a free RSB or Mother and Baby Yoga class, please get in touch on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about any of these sessions, or if you have any questions or need any information or support relating to pregnancy, birth and postnatal life in Basel please contact Susie Atkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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