A birth and parenting course can help parents to anticipate, understand and plan what they might do during labour, birth and as new famiilies. From the information, resources, physical skills and discussions in a group course parents are better prepared to make informed choices and feel confident about the birth and new family life they want.
A prenatal course should never tell you how you "ought" to give birth, or what you "should" do. Instead it provides a safe environment for you to learn new skills and information, review research, share ideas and ask questions and think about your forthcoming new family life.
Prenatal classes are a wonderful place to learn physical skills such as breathing, relaxation, massage, and gentle movements to make pregnancy more comfortable, labour and birth shorter, more straightforward and easier and to help with the tired days when parenting a young family.
All classes have a mixture of information, discussion and physical skills, however each have a different main focus: have a look at the different class choices: Relax, Stretch and Breathe/Yoga for Pregnancy classes, structured group classes and personal birth preparation and planning sessions to put together a programme that suits your needs. If you are not sure what would suit you best please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your choices. Registration forms for different classes can be found here
You do not have to be a member of the Basel Children's Trust to join our classes, but discounts and free classes are available for BCT members
Prenatal Yoga/relax, Stretch and Breathe sessions run every Thursday evening 18.00-20.00 For more details see: Relax, Stretch and Breathe/Yoga for Pregnancy classes.
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
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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