Prepared for childbirth

Préparation à la naissance

During your pregnancy you are entitled to 8 childbirth preparations sessions, fully reimbursed by the French Public Welfare System (CPAM).
During these sessions you will talk with a midwife about different stages of pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum period. Besides discussion with the midwife – and sometimes other mom-to-be – you will experience bodywork (relaxation, breathing) to prepare you for labor and birth.

Several methods may be suggested as classical, soft gymnastic, haptonomy, and sophrology, in pool.

During preparation class at the clinic, a midwife will inform you about labor and delivery unit access and equipment for the baby.
If you are planning to have preparation class outside the clinic, please contact a midwife to get that practical information.

Last update: 10/2/2013