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.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic there are currently no face to face classes. However we are maintaining our community on WhatsApp and on FB, so do join us
RSB WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CKpk9dlhb6dA5NR76izmtz
MBY WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/I5CPvSmU42xEaHo6D6Acuv
I am also adding useful links, ideas and information here:
We also have regular Relax, Stretch and Breathe sessions, Mother and Baby Yoga classes and Preparing for Parenthood classes running on Zoom
Relax, Stretch and Breathe: via Zoom
Tuesdays (or occasionally Wednesdays) 18.15-19.45 please get in touch via email for the Zoom link
Mother and Baby Yoga: via Zoom
Mondays 10.00-11.00 please get in touch for the Zoom link
Preparing for Parenthood antenatal courses
Preparing for Parenthood 07 (hopefully face to face, if not then via Zoom with adjusted timings)
Saturday 4 July 9.30-13.30
Sunday 5 July 9.30-14.30
Tuesday 7 July 18.30-21.00
+ postnatal session (1,5 hours) after the babies are born
+ 2 RSB sessions prenatally
+1 MBY session postnatally
Preparing for Parenthood 08 (hopefully face to face, if not then via Zoom with adjusted timings)
Saturday 29 August 9.30-13.30
Sunday 30 August 9.30-14.30
Thursday 3 September 18.30-21.00
+ postnatal session (1,5hours) after the babies are born
+2 RSB sessions prenatally
+1 MBY session postnatally