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A different start

A different start

BCT member Abbi shares her very personal story of how her family coped with the neonatal birth of little Chloe. Chloe was born on the 18th March 2019. 11 and a half months after her big sister Mila was born and one month early. It was different this time. With Mila,...

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An Introduction to ‘Kind en Gezin’

An Introduction to ‘Kind en Gezin’

Kind en Gezin (translates as ‘Child & Family’), together with its partners, aim to create as many opportunities as possible for all young children and their families who live in Flanders and Brussels. Kind en Gezin focuses on the preventive treatment and guidance...

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Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing

Our birth culture has often encouraged anxiety, with horror stories passed down from generations of women, strangers, friends and colleagues. The media shows ‘warts and all’ documentaries following women having difficult, painful and frightening birth experiences,...

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Designing the Clubhouse for our members

Designing the Clubhouse for our members

Finding the perfect new venue for the BCT at Chaussee de Waterloo in Ixelles - with two large rooms, a window display area and a very long, walled garden, just for us to use, it is such a great space! – was only part of the story. Now we needed to design the interior...

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Explaining death to children

Explaining death to children

Parenthood brings with it so many things – immense love, comedy moments, sleepless nights…and plenty of questions from your children that leave you wondering “How shall I answer that?” At some point, one of the big issues every child grapples with is death, whether...

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Postpartum Life: What I Didn’t Expect

Postpartum Life: What I Didn’t Expect

Every now and then (in the past 5 months) my husband and I have reminisced about our labor and delivery experience, the ups & downs, the challenges and triumphs. When it was over we couldn’t believe that we did it and did it together. For the most part our...

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Raising Multilingual Children

Raising Multilingual Children

Raising children with several languages is a chance and challenge for parents. Our world has become multilingual, and we are ourselves global citizens used to working and socialising in several languages. Letting our children learn languages at an early age is a...

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Coping with colic

Coping with colic

A friend of mine once told me that when she had her first baby she’d put in an order for one with “no nappy rash and no colic”. If only it was that simple! She was lucky enough to get a baby with neither of these things. Most of us aren’t so lucky. “My baby started...

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Get started with potty training

Get started with potty training

Potty training takes time, effort and patience. It can be stressful but be full of joy and delight. When your little toddler manages to wee in the potty for the first time the happiness is complete – both for you and for your toddler. The excitement and the proud look...

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Our story of stillbirth

Our story of stillbirth

It was mid-February 2009, when nine months into my first pregnancy I woke up one morning and realised that, for the first time in several nights, I hadn’t been woken up by the usual jabbering of limbs in my abdomen. I went for an orange juice, something that always...

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Pink toxication

Pink toxication

I think Dora started just after her 2nd birthday; only wanted to wear skirts, dresses, leggings with flower patterns, socks with pompons. She refused to leave home without shinny necklaces, bracelets, bonnets, hairpins, etc. And all them in pink, ‘s’il te plait...

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