giving birth in France...

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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!

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yorkiepip-391908 1161121582

My friend had her baby in Rennes and they supplied everything for the baby


Anne

Samantha-382568 1161124296

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).

Congratulations, btw!

kaysweet 1161125400

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????



kaysweet

orme-384975 1161125962

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!)

twiggy-392634 1161130780

GOOD LUCK.


B&V

whitewitchjs-386316 1161131267





Your other half can always get what you need!


Have a lovely baby and a good experience. Let us know what type you have!

La Luce 1161131651

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.



La Luce

MadDog-393177 1161159046

I gave birth to my daughter in France and couldn't have asked for a better pre and antenatal service - regarding what to take, the hospital provided me with a list, then the sage-femme told me what to REALLY take! Ask your sage-femme or the hospital.


MadDog
Orne/Mayenne Border

pritchard 1161175638

Do you have to find your own midwife in France?


P.S. Let us know how it went!



Live life

cazie-395290 1161180917

Good luck with your new baby, let us all know if a girl or a boy


GOOD LUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH

sscolnik-384151 1161196982

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...

mazza-389580 1161198802


Hi there,

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:)

sscolnik-384151 1162320749


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!

Sandy

gwenn-391886 1162321274

Congratulations Sandy :) and welcome to your little girl :)

Charli-389616 1162322810

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!

Samantha-382568 1162323017

Congratulations from me too!!

orme-384975 1162328748

Congratulations!

Sam & Tony-385146 1162335461

Congratulations to you both on the birth of your beautiful baby girl


Sam & Tony
Dept.22 nr Lannion

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