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Birth Energetics courses

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Here it is, my first guest article. Thank you Mariann for sharing it with us.

Mariann wrote:
Hi There,

I just wanted to write you about a great pregnancy exercise class
called Birth Energetics in Zürich.
I have been attending the Birth Energetics class since I was 20 weeks
pregnant (I am in the 32nd week now). The class is wonderful! We do
a lot of stretching, breathing, back, pelvic floor and spine exercises
which helps so much especially now that my belly is getting very heavy.
The class also helped me to meet other English speaking, new “mom to-be”-s;
in fact last week we had our first Pregy-dinner outing.
Carol (the instructor) is very helpful; she provides a lot of useful
information about other classes, having a baby in Switzerland and she listens
to your individual needs during class.
I can certainly recommend this class to everyone.

New Course: Sing and Sign

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Course 1:

At the French Church, Schanzengasse 25, 8001 Zurich
Every Tuesday starting January 16th through March 27th
(no class February 13th)

Course 2:

At the Birthlight Centre, Grüngasse 21, 8004 Zurich
Every Thursday starting January 18th through March 28th
(no class February 15th)

For more information go to Sing and Sign

LLL Meeting: Preparing for breastfeeding and the first few weeks with the baby.

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 9:30am – 11:30 am

On this LLL meeting, the attendants will share experiences as well as talk about ways to prepare for breastfeeding and for the first few weeks with the baby. It will take place at Hadlaubstrasse 103, tel. 044 – 381 5881 (at Alena Lotz-Oggier’s house) near the Rigiblick bahn.

La Leche Liga meeting: Breastfeeding in the early days

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Wednesday, 1st November 2006, 9:30am – 12:00 pm

This LLL meeting will discuss dealing with initial breast feeding problems such as what to do about mastitis, importance of a correct positioning and timing, etc. It will take place at Joanna Koch’s home in Alte Landstrasse 89, Kilchberg.

The crying baby

Friday, October 27th, 2006

If your baby happens to cry a lot and you want help, you can contact the Crying Baby association who will inform you and help you cope with it.

For instance, you could get help from someone to buy your groceries, take care of your baby while you relax taking a bath or simply going for a walk with your baby.

Also, it is possible to offer your help, if you have the time and inclination of doing so.

La Leche league meeting

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

La Leche league, Kilchberg and Zürich

If you are planning or are breast feeding your baby now, you may enjoy the chats from this group. From my own experience, it helped me to share ideas and sometimes issues that came along when you breast feed.


Every time that I have attended these kind of meetings, I feel good because I can identify myself with many of the topics and problems discussed.

Breast feeding brings many questions for a mother, specially a new one, and this group helps you to realize that you are not the only one that has these questions.


As everyone share their breast feeding experiences, you might find some mothers that have inflexible and extreme opinions about how and when to stop breast feeding. However, as one of the organizer once said, take what suits your situation and opinions and leave the rest.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Muki-Treff, Mütter mit Kleinkindern

I was encouraged to attend to this group by one of my (few) Swiss friends who lives in Wädenswil as well. At the beginning, I was not keen to attend due to the fact that I am not very fluent in the Swiss German dialect. However, I went and found out that it is actually a very nice way to meet Swiss people.


As I said, it helps you to integrate more into the Swiss culture. The majority of the attending mothers appreciate the effort that you put to be willing to know more about this country, its language and people.

Your baby meet future playmates or classmates if you plan to stay for a long period of time within your actual living area.


It can be quite intimidating to be the only foreign who cannot speak and understand full conversations. However, it is worth a try.

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