Getting ready for baby’s arrival: the added value of our midwives

Couples awaiting the arrival of a new baby, especially the first one, are often a bit lost when it comes to dealing with the pregnancy, and practical details around the arrival of the infant: how to go about before, during and after childbirth, without being overwhelmed by the whole new situation. So, let’s shed light on services offered by these women (and men) who are there to help giving life!

Midwives: those who help manage the difficulties around pregnancy, the preparation for childbirth, and the arrival and development of the infant. Taking care of the woman before, during and after childbirth, in a nutshell.

For couples opting for private follow-up and delivery, the midwife option is not always available. Thus, several couples do not have the necessary information concerning this body of work. For Nathalie Templin, midwife at Clinique Bon Pasteur, the role of the midwife is to facilitate the whole process around childbirth for the parents-to-be.

“Young couples, especially those with little experience, have the opportunity, through midwifery courses, to prepare themselves psychologically and practically upon the arrival of the infant. These classes are taught at Clinique Bon Pasteur in 4 sessions before delivery”. The mothers-to-be have practical advice on various topics: breathing and relaxation techniques and exercises for the delivery stage, or details about breastfeeding. The delivery process, and the post-delivery stage are covered during the last two sessions, and are also opened to partners because a topic covered among others, is dad’s role. There are also practical exercises on how to bathe the infant, etc. It should be noted that these courses are also opened to those who decide to give birth in other institutions.

And there’s more to come! New parents can also benefit from a last session after childbirth, and this is about the child’s development from day one, up to a year. This course, delivered by an infant care professional, Nadine Fanchette, is opened to couples.
So, anyone looking for additional information on the matter is encouraged to call Clinique Bon Pasteur and ask for Nathalie or Rozie at the maternity clinic.

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