Prenatal classes

In our birth preparation classes, specially trained midwives will provide you with comprehensive information about pregnancy, birth and the time after birth. The classes are taught in a small, intimate group setting in English.

 

Our courses

 
 

Information on the current situation due to Covid-19

All our prenatal courses up to the end of April 2021 will be held online as a live seminar (‘webinar’). 

We would like to give you the opportunity to register for our prenatal courses for May, June and July. As things stand, however, we are unable to predict what restrictions will apply during that period due to the pandemic situation. So it’s not clear whether it will be possible to offer courses on site again by then.

As we want to offer these courses whatever happens, we will initially plan for online courses in May and June as well, to be on the safe side. If the coronavirus situation then allows us to hold courses on site, we have the option of switching back to classroom sessions at short notice. Our courses are held in a very spacious room, we have a strict safety protocol in place and we always follow the current guidelines of University Hospital Basel, the Canton of Basel-Stadt and Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

The content of the prenatal course is the same for both the online and classroom format: working in groups of up to seven couples, a midwife discusses everything you need to know about pregnancy and giving birth in a live Zoom meeting. Practical exercises help you learn different forms of movement, relaxation, breathing and massage. You will get to grips with the post-delivery period, breast feeding and your first time as parents, and have the chance to ask the midwife any questions or concerns and share them with other parents-to-be. 

 

Weekend courses for couples

Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm Includes a one-hour lunch break to be agreed with the course leader.

  • Information and discussion about pregnancy and childbirth
  • Promote body awareness and learn practical exercises to assist during childbirth (relaxation, breathing and massage techniques) together with your partner
  • Learn how to cope with labour pains
  • Prepare for the time following birth: postpartum, breastfeeding and parenting

Course size: max. 7 couples
Costs: CHF 460 (Please check with your insurance company what proportion of course fees will be refunded. CHF 150 will be covered by statutory health insurance.)
Location: Room Flora, Klingelbergstrasse 23, 4056 Basel

 

Dates & Registration

Weekend Prenatal Class 4/2021 (online as webinar)
April 10th and 11th, 2021
(with expected due date between May 9th and June 30rd)
Register

Weekend Prenatal Class 5b/2021
May 29th and 30th, 2021
The course will be held online unless relaxed Covid restrictions allows it to be held on site.
(with expected due date between July 5th to August 5th)
Register

Weekend Prenatal Class 6/2021 
June 5th and 6th, 2021
The course will be held online unless relaxed Covid restrictions allows it to be held on site.
(with expected due date between July 10th to August 10th)
Register

Weekend Prenatal Class 7a/2021 
July 3th and 4th, 2021
The course will be held online unless relaxed Covid restrictions allows it to be held on site.
(with expected due date between August 10th to September 25th)
Register

Weekend Prenatal Class 7b/2021 
July 17th and 18th, 2021
The course will be held online unless relaxed Covid restrictions allows it to be held on site.
(with expected due date between August 20th to October 9th)
Register

 

Evening course

Six 2-hour evening sessions, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Mothers attend the first two sessions alone; both parents attend the next four sessions.

  • Information and discussion about pregnancy and childbirth
  • Promote body awareness and learn practical exercises to assist during childbirth (relaxation, breathing and massage techniques) together with your partner
  • Learn how to cope with labour pains
  • Prepare for the time following birth: postpartum, breastfeeding and parenting

Course size: max. 7 couples
Costs: CHF 460 (Please check with your insurance company what proportion of course fees will be refunded. CHF 150 will be covered by statutory health insurance.)
Location: Room Flora, Klingelbergstrasse 23, 4056 Basel

 

Dates & Registration

Evening Prenatal Class 2/2021
May 20th to June 24th 
Always on Thursday from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. 
The course will be held online unless relaxed Covid restrictions allows it to be held on site.
(with expected due date between July 22th and August 12th)
Register

Evening Prenatal Class 3/2021
July 19th to August 23th, 2021 
Always on Monday from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. 
The course will be held online unless relaxed Covid restrictions allows it to be held on site.
(with expected due date between September 20th to October 20th)
Register

 
 

Location

 

Raum Flora
EG
Klingelbergstrasse 23
4056 Basel

 

Contact

Barbara Käser Schmid and Stephanie Horn
Team Prenatal Class Administration
Tel. +41 61 328 79 93
Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
geburtsvorbereitung@anti-clutterusb.ch

 

Alternate locations

In case our birth preparation classes are fully booked, we recommend checking the following alternatives: