Our offer

mamamundo Solthurn is a non-profit organization, recognized and subsidized by the Canton of Solothurn. Its purpose is to offer migrant women the same childbirth courses that are available to Swiss women and take into account migrants’ specific migratory, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.
We follow a salutogenetic approach, based on A. Antonovsky's concept, in order to draw on each woman’s personal resources and those of her entourage and to boost her health.

The focus of our antenatal classes lies in body therapy (gentle movements, relaxation exercises, exercises that prepare for birth). Positive feedback from participants confirms how important this is. 

The birth exercises reassure the women, giving them the confidence to face the journey of childbirth together with their child. In their everyday lives, which are often stressful, the pregnant women learn relaxation exercises that they can also use outside of the classroom. Not only does this let them access their bodies as a resource for coping with stress, it can also help with their mental equilibrium. Exchanging thoughts and feelings with other pregnant women in a familiar setting gives a boost to mental health and reduces feelings of social isolation. This is important, as many migrant women are here in a foreign country with none of their female family members – and female family members are the primary contact for most pregnant women.

Our classes are recognized and partly funded by health insurers. A fund exists for women with no insurance nor the necessary financial resources to pay for the classes.
The courses are recognized and partly paid for by health insurers. A fund exists for women without insurance or the necessary financial resources to pay for the course.

The courses are open to all women living in the canton of Bern.
mamamundo Solothurn is a non-profit organization and is supported by the Department of social affaires of the Canton of Solothurn.