Two of the Brussels Childbirth Trust's (BCT) main goals from the very beginning have been supporting families on their journey through pregnancy and birth and then providing them with a social network once the baby is there.
The BCT's home base in Wezembeek-Oppem has played an important role in this over the past decades. But since the international community and BCT members have concentrated more in Brussels itself, the Trust has tried to stay close to them by also offering venues closer to the heart of Brussels.
In May 2020, BCT decided to move to Ixelles: the new Clubhouse is the perfect community space for parents and their children to meet with others and hang out, a space where children can play and parents can find support and look for information. Where they can spend hours together – and sometimes even parents without their children, at pre- and postnatal yoga sessions, member courses on parenting, job skills or art, or the BCT's information talks. This new space was created with children in mind, as an inspiring place to feel at home and make friends – a “home away from home”.
To find out more about what makes the BCT “a home from home” for their member families, visit the BCT website or like their Facebook page.