My due date is tomorrow..yeah! Seems like I should get off line and go pack my bag. Does anyone know, what do I need to bring for the baby? just one outfit to go home? Do I bring my own pajamas?thanks in advance!
Didn't they give you a list? My friend had a baby in Rennes and she had a HUGE list of things she needed to buy, some of them quite odd if I remember right (special types of panty hose, etc).
YOU'RE IN ONE OF THE BEST COUNTRY TO GIVE BIRTH,YOU SHOULD BE WELL LOOK AFTER,AND YOU WOULD HAVE YOUR OWN BEDROOM!!!!ALL THE BEST AND LET US KNOW/BOY OR GIRL????
Don't know what you have to take, but if you can't find out between now and when it all starts happening, just chuck it all in a bag - the proud father can always take it home if you don't need it. As kaysweet says, all the best and let us know (when you find the time!)
Your other half can always get what you need!
Have a lovely baby and a good experience. Let us know what type you have!
I had both my girls in Pontivy hospital. Not sure if all hospitals are the same but I only took things for me (pyjamas, toiletries etc.) and an outfit for the baby to leave the hospital. The hospital supplies the rest. Just make sure you have have the necessary nappies and babymilk (if you're not breastfeeding) at home because you won't feel like shopping straight away.
The service was excellent in hospital and they don't throw you out after a few hours like in England!!! Be warned, they rarely let you go much past your due date over here so if you haven't had it by tomorrow they may get you in in the next couple of days.
Good luck for the birth.
Do you have to find your own midwife in France?
P.S. Let us know how it went!
Good luck with your new baby, let us all know if a girl or a boy
GOOD LUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH
I am not sure what you mean by "midwife" (depending on where you are from a midwife can mean different things)
When I found out I was pregnant I went to my town doctor and she explained to me all my different options...
I decided to see her (village doctor) for my monthly visits but I was also being followed by a doctor at the hospital where I had chosen to deliver. This doctor did all my scans and amnio. for my 9 months checkup I stopped going to the village doctor and went to the hospital and saw the doctor who performed the scans and will hopefully deliver...
I gave birth 7 weeks ago in Ploermel hospital, they were brilliant there! Here is the list of things I would advise you to take - bear in mind you stay in the Maternity ward for up to 5 days!
For baby bring-
5 x baby grows,5 x vests,2 x jumpers/warm tops, a hat, a jacket or all in one for when you leave. Nappies are NOT needed as the hospital provides them, they also provide the milk if you are not breastfeeding.
For you - pyjamas or front opening nightshirt if you are breastfeeding, disposable knickers (from the supermarket), and 2 sets of comfortable clothes (I stayed in my PJ's most of the time!) toiletries, towel and camera!
I was induced as I was 5 days late, so if this is the case for you bring some reading material as it can sometimes involve waiting! If you do forget anything, there are phones by your bed to contact friends/family!
Good Luck for the birth!let us know what you had:)
hi there..I had my baby on Oct 20!!
so now I know that if you are going to be giving birth in a private hospital (I gave birth at l'Hopital Privee de Saint Gregoire), you need to bring your own pj's and clothes for the baby...
thanks for your responses, I had a girl, 9lbs 1oz!
Congratulations Sandy :) and welcome to your little girl :)
Many congratulations - have you chosen a name yet? Glad I had my girls in England for only one reason - it took us five days to chose a name for daughter number two and they only allow you something like three days here to register the birth!
Hope you're both fine and resting as much as is possible with a new babe!
Congratulations from me too!!
Congratulations to you both on the birth of your beautiful baby girl
Sam & Tony
Dept.22 nr Lannion