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Antenatal Classes

BCT AntenatalHaving a baby? BCT Antenatal classes are a great way to prepare.  

The BCT antenatal teacher, Susie Atkinson, works with us to offer a range of different English language antenatal classes to families in the Basel region. A discount for the classes is provided for all BCT members. 


Birth and Beginnings, structured group course for mothers and fathers/partners centring on birth, breastfeeding and the new family, including baby care skills, life with a small baby and managing family life. The course includes around 12 hours of group sessions for mothers and fathers/partners together (including 2 hours postnatally). Mothers also have two Relax, Stretch and Breathe sessions and one Mother and Baby Yoga session included in the course (the course structure and length may vary slightly). Ideally join a class about one to two months before your due date.


Relax, Stretch and Breathe prenatal classes, early evening prenatal and yoga classes for pregnant women.  These sessions start with 30 minutes of “prenatal class”, with discussion, Q&A or examining a particular topic in detail.  Then we have 75 minutes of relaxation, breathing and gentle movement and yoga positions to help through pregnancy, for birth and as a mum with a young baby.  Each session gives a real well balanced intellectual and physical preparation for enjoying pregnancy and becoming a parent. Come throughout your pregnancy, from 13 weeks.


All classes are held in Basel Stadt.  We recommend you register as early as possible as course places are limited and some courses fill up rapidly.

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Susie Atkinson

... is the BCT’s prenatal teacher.  She trained with the NCT and University of Bedfordshire in the UK and runs regular group prenatal courses in English.  She also provides babysling courses and postnatal support. She also runs a free cloth nappy trial service if anyone wants to try out cloth nappies. For more information see

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