For the past 25 years the BCT has provided English language support and pregnancy and parenting education and resources for international families living in the Basel region. Mignon is the prenatal and postnatal education side of the BCT, run by the BCT's prenatal and postnatal educator and supporter, Susie Atkinson. You do not have to be a member of the BCT to take join any of the Mignon courses, but BCT members receive preferential rates and free sessions. For more information about the BCT please see
Services provided by the BCT include:
Education and resources, provided by qualified educators and counsellors:
Weekly social and supportive groups. These groups provide regular social contact for parents and for many international families provides a crucial support network:
Fun family activities:
Gentle prenatal yoga, combined with discussion time, social support, breathing and relaxation techniques and regular, with partner, skills for labour sessions
Face to face at the Kindermusik studio, second floor, Leimgrubenweg 9, 4053 Basel
25 CHF per session
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To reserve a place in an upcoming RSB session please use this registration form:
Connected and Contented Baby sessions run every Friday 9.30-10.30 at the Magical Café in Felix Kampfplatz.
These sessions combine Baby Yoga, Baby Massage and Baby Signing for a wonderful session that builds connections within the babies' brains, their bodies, with their caregivers and with each others. Suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages.
To reserve a place in a session please use this form:
Sessions cost 25 CHF per session. Book and pay for multiple sessions of Mother and Baby Yoga and/or Connected and
Contented Baby sessions with a special price:
3 sessions 70CHF
4 sessions 90 CHF
5 sessions 110 CHF
6 sessions 130 CHF
Postnatal yoga, relaxation time, discussion and support for mothers, no matter how young or old their baby. We welcome all the babies to join the class and entertain them with games, songs and rhymes, whilst the class focus remains on the mama. Gentle postnatal yoga, pelvic floor work, breathing and relaxation techniques, along with social support, cake and chat.
Thursdays 13,.30-14.30 at the Kindermusik Studio, Second floor, Leimgrubenweg 9C, 4053 Basel
25CHF per session
Register here: https://forms.gle/DsS7sQxmV4Vwz2Q56
One to one and small group classes held regularly throughout the year, these classes give your family the support, resources, information and time to understand and plan what you want and need as you become parents.
Sessions typically include topics such as:
Normal process of birth and the Swiss maternity and postnatal care system, including different birth routes, pain management, caesarean birth
Informed decision making and support in developing plans for birth and postnatal period that suits you and your family
Skills and resources for all members of the family to facilitate birth and the postnatal period
Understanding and techniques for successful and well supported breastfeeding, including managing feeding in the family dynamic and when returning to work
Resource, techniques and support for all the family during the fourth trimester and beyond, including use of baby slings
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