I am a qualified nurse since 2001 and qualified midwife since 2004. Until 2016 I was employed in various clinical obstetric settings in Freiburg im Breisgau/Germany, Dublin/Ireland and at the University Hospital Basel/Switzerland. Since October 2016 I have been working as a self-independant midwife in postpartum care and also offer various courses in English and German as a certified Polestar Pilates instructor (2017) and certified pelvic floor instructor (2018) in the city centre of Basel and in Arlesheim.
Continuous further education in pre/postnatal care, women’s health and family care substantiate my scientific-evidence-based way of working and help me to develop methodically and didactically. Within the framework of my additional activity in the education commission for the Midwives Association Beide Basel, I continue to be committed to the transfer of knowledge and the qualitative further development in the midwifery profession.
I am a mother of 2 children (14 and 11 years old) and I´m living with my family in Arlesheim.


  • 15.09.2022
    Use and application of Kinesio tape in midwifery care
  • 17./18.08.2022
    Physiological postpartum care according to salutogenetic principles
  • 15.06.2022
    Early childhood intervention network in Basel-Stadt
  • 22.01.2022
    Milestones of the sensomotoric development of newborns within the first year of life
  • 24.11.2021
    Midwifery care for traumatised refugees
  • 24.04.2021
    Latest knowledge on breastfeeding
  • 28.10.2020
    Resuscitation (SRC-BLS-AED complete course) of mothers and babies in a non-clinical setting
  • 07.02. – 18.06.2020
    Reflective practice – understanding science
  • 18.01.2020
    BeBo® symposium – The pelvic floor as an interdisciplinary challenge with a focus on the pelvic floor under strain
  • 07.11.2019
    The female pelvis after birth
  • 30.09.2018
    ‘Pilates mat goes round’ workshop
  • 15.09. – 02.12.2018
    Certified pelvic floor instructor
  • 13.05.2018
    Pre-&postnatal Pilates
  • 13.01.2018
    26 Sexuality and contraception after birth
  • 30.11.2017
    23 The pelvic floor and birth – an avoidable conflict?
  • 09.11.2017
    Polestar Pilates concept workshop LS, pelvis and pelvic floor
  • 04.03.2017
    Pilates during recovery
  • 26.01.2017
    KSBL ‘Postpartum issues’ training
  • 06.10. – 07.10.2016
    Breastfeeding during and after the initial stages of life; breastfeeding between hopes and reality
  • 22.09.2016
    Interdisciplinary professional exchange ‘The early postpartum period’
  • 23. – 24.06.2016
    Recovery in the early and late postpartum period according to the Heller concept


  • 02.12.2022
    Urogynaecological problems in the pre- and postnatal period and preventive measures during labour
  • 31.03.2023
    More variations in pelvic floor training

I am looking forward to you.

    P: +41 77 430 76 03

    M: info@ilka-ratschke.ch


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    4144 Arlesheim

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    Nathalie Schärer
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    4051 Basel


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