It is a privilege to be part of a growing family's life as they prepare for their baby's arrival, or as they find their comfortable parenting pattern. It is a privilege that I take very seriously. My services are based on professional qualifications, with up to date professional licences:
Behind these qualifications is a passion and admiration for the amazing process of growing and birthing a baby and a wonder and love for the gentle and sophisticated communication between babies and their parents.
I am British, living In Alsace with my family since 2000. Before training to be an antenatal teacher for the BCT I worked for Reckitt Benckiser in the UK, including specialising in working with midwives and nurses, and then for a medical communication company in Basel, again working with healthcare professionals, researchers and cross functional teams in the pharmaceutical industry. I have four children, born in the area. Having a family has led me to the respect I hold for families - but the content of all my courses and the information and resources provided are NOT based on my own experiences, but on independent evidence and on certain key concepts:
What is the association with the BCT?
I am proud to hold the position of Prenatal and Postnatal educator and supporter for the Basel Children's Trust and have done since completing my training. Through this connection Mignon provides an enormous amount of free and ongoing prenatal and postnatal support to BCT members. However it is not necessary to be a BCT member to join any of the Mignon sessions (though preferential rates often apply).
Mignon, which means Sweet in French, is the name of the company my paternal grandmother founded and ran in Britain after the Second World War. The company made and sold children's clothes (through shops such as Harrods), including dresses made from parachute silk. My grandmother had four sons (who would help model the clothes as babies), but was also an informal foster mother to a host of cousins, school friends, waifs and strays. She was an amazing and involved grandmother to her eight grandchildren. We learn and gain so much from our families - I am very happy to keep this family business name going.
Weekly sessions available on Zoom
Reservation is essential
Mondays 18.30-20.00 via Zoom
Mondays 11.30-13.00 via Zoom
Schedule of upcoming topics for discussion/prenatal class section
6 April: how and why breathing techniques are so helpful
12 April: knowledge and skills for the first stage of labour
19 April: knowledge and skills for the second stage of labour
26 April: fourth trimester
Previous schedule of topics for discussion/prenatal class section (recordings of these classes are available, please contact me for more details):
8 March: onset of labour, when to go to hospital, stages of labour
15 and 16 March: pain management techniques used in Switzerland
22 and 23 March: caesarean birth and recovery after CB
29 and 30 March: first minutes, hours and days after birth
Reservation for each session via: https://doodle.com/poll/f5i3tpmnckwdv6cw
Weekly sessions available on Zoom. Reservation is essential
Wednesdays 9.00-10.15 , alternate weeks Mother and Baby Yoga and Baby Signing
Reservation for each session via: https://doodle.com/poll/x7ibqgz8tmau58za?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link
Preparing for Parenthood 04
Saturday 10 April 15.00-19.00
Sunday 11 April 13.30-18.30
Tuesday 13 April 18.30-21.00
+ postnatal session (1,5hours) after the babies are born
+2 RSB sessions prenatally
+1 MBY session postnatally