Our prenatal courses are designed to help international families feel confident and ready to birth and parent their babies. It sounds so simple, but it includes so much - because we have really looked at what families need.

Parents (to be) need support, encouragement, time to discuss, listen, plan and have answered all the questions they are embarrassed to ask. Families need ongoing help and information as their babies grow up and go through different stages with different challenges. They need a network of friends and supporters in the same time zone as themselves. They need people around them who understand there are many many different ways to birth and bring up a family. They need people who can help them access the resources that will make their births and their family lives easier. The BCT prenatal courses offer all this and more.

A variety of different courses and sessions are available:


Weekly Relax, Stretch and Breathe/Prenatal Yoga:

An informal prenatal class combined with prenatal yoga - each session opens with discussion and Q&A with our qualified prenatal teacher on all sorts of topics around birth and parenting, followed by 75 minutes of breathing techniques, stretching and strengthening yoga and relaxations, skills and techniques which will help during birth.  These women only sessions are sociable and supportive, relaxing and re-energising, whether it is your first baby or your fifth.


 For more details see: https://www.mignonbaby.com/prenatal-and-mother-and-baby-yoga/ or the attached information and registration form.

Sessions run Thursday evening 18.00-20.00


Couples prenatal courses:

Weekend courses for both parents (or either parent on their own), helping them prepare for parenthood. These structured group classes give parents-to-be the opportunity to prepare for the birth of their baby and their new role as parents, whilst meeting other families with babies due at the same time, and sharing learnings together, so building a strong and lasting support network. For many parents it is the first time they have really had the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas with their peers. Unlike other prenatal classes in Basel these sessions include a significant focus on family life after the baby is born, and uniquely, include a postnatal session after the baby is born, providing ongoing support, information and resources for the family.


These courses include two prenatal Relax, Stretch and Breathe sessions and one postnatal Mother and Baby Yoga session


For more information see: https://www.mignonbaby.com/prenatal-childbirth-courses/ or contact Susie Atkinson on antenatal.bct@gmail.com

Upcoming course dates are as follows:


BCT English Language Prenatal Courses Q1&2 2019: 


BCT: Preparing for Parenthood 02 prenatal course: 

Saturday 2 February 14.00-19.00 and Sunday 3 February 10.00-16.00


BCT: Preparing for Parenthood 03 prenatal course: 

Saturday 30 March 14.00-19.00 and Sunday 31 March 10.00-16.00


BCT: Preparing for Parenthood 05 prenatal course: 

Saturday 11 May 14.00-19.00 and Sunday 12 May 10.00-16.00


BCT: Preparing for Parenthood 06 prenatal course:

Saturday 22 June 14.00-19.00 and Sunday 23 June 10.00-16.00 


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Basel Children's Trust

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Email: info.basel.bct@gmail.com