My name is Barbara Krattinger and I am originally from Switzerland. Together with my family, I moved to Kaust in 2017. My children were 5 and 2 years old at that time.
Before moving to Kaust I worked as a Flight Attendant for Swiss Airlines and enjoyed travelling around the world, exploring different parts of our wonderful planet, tasting exotic food and getting in touch with lovely people from all different cultures.
With my parents, I lived in Nigeria for 5 years when I was a child and our daughter was born in Australia.
I love to meet new people and be part of their journey through life, weather for a short or long period of time. Small things can make a big change - especially if you are in a different country far away from your family and friends.
I am proud to be part of the Kaust Community and Family. With small things we can help each other and that's why I have decided to create this homepage.
At the beginning I found it difficult to find information about activities going on for mothers and kids staying at home. It took me quite a while to find out where and when things were happening. From the very beginning I felt there should be a central place for new mothers to easily find information and that's when I started working on this homepage.
If you have any feedback or think things are missing please don't hesitate to contact me. With your help, I hope this website can become a useful and additional resource to the other things already offered in Kaust.
After the birth of my first child, things changed in my life. Not only did I become a mother and couldn't fly around the world as often as before, but also my perspective of life changed and with that my passion for supporting pregnant and new mothers was ignited.
Moving to Kaust I became really excited to see how many possibilities there are to support pregnant and new moms as a community member. I became a HypnoBirthing Instructor, offering a special method of childbirth classes for a natural, gentle and calm birth.
Then finding out that there are no postnatal exercise classes offered really surprised me. In Switzerland they are an important part of the overall support during and after pregnancy as much as the appointments with the OB or midwife. Being 6 weeks postnatal you will be asked by your health care adviser if you have already booked yourself into the postnatal exercise class because everybody knows how important they are to recover quickly and entirely from pregnancy and to avoid long-term physical symptoms. So I decided to become certified as a Pilates and MamaWorkout instructor and I'm very proud to offer my classes here at Kaust and bring mothers together.