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Pregnancy & Birth in Rennes

Pregnancy & Birth in Rennes

  • Maman Blues, Rennes

    Recommended by Sara Plumier

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    Once a month meeting at Café Clochette in Rennes to discuss issues around pregnancy and being a new mother. (Ocasional groups held in English and French.
    37 Rue Dinan
    35000 Rennes
    Tel 02 99 35 80 89
    http://www.maman-blues.fr/

    http://cafeclochette.blogspot.com


    Comments:
    “Café Clochette is a very relaxed kids friendly space which holds lots of activities for new mums and kids” (SP. April 2011)

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  • Centre Hospitalier Regional et Universitaire (CHU)

    Recommended by Sara Plumier

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    University regional hospital with Maternity department (www.chu-rennes.fr/sections/patients/maternite_-_gynecolo)
    2 rue Henri Le Guilloux,  Rennes
    Tel 02 99 28 43 21
    www.chu-rennes.fr/page_accueil

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  • Clinique Mutualiste La Sagesse, Rennes

    Recommended by Sara Plumier

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    Private clinic in Rennes specialising in maternity, the preferred chose for local women with an excellent reputation but known not to have too many options for natural birthing.
    4 place Saint- Guénolé 35043 RENNES
    Tel: 02 99 85 75 75
    http://clinique-rennes.fr/

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  • Centre hospitalier Alphonse Guérin, Ploermel

    Recommended by Jenny

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    7, rue du Roi Arthur BP 131 56806 Ploermel
    Tel: 02 99 28 43 21
    www.ch-paysdeploermel.fr

    Comments:
    “The midwives were lovely and the rooms very comfortable and clean. A reasonable choice of food for a non meat eater like me but not sure what I´d have had if I hadn´t eaten fish. Everyone was very friendly but I did get kicked out of my room four hours before my partner could come to pick me up so a mixed experience really”  (Jenny, April 2011)
     

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  • Centre Hospitalier Bretagne Atlantique - Site Chubert, Vannes

    Recommended by Tricia

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    20, bd Gl Maurice Guillaudot BP 70555 56017 Vannes
    Tel: 02 97 01 41 41
    dg@ch-bretagne-atlantique.fr

    Comments:
    Having had pre-eclampsia with my first son I was very anxious about becoming pregnant again and being in France... I had a chance of having Pre-Eclampsia again so we decided to go with the Chubert Hospital in Vannes as it would be more suitable if I had any complications, neo-natal unit etc. Our gynae spoke a reasonable English which we didn´t know before hand so that was a pleasant surprise and very comforting to know I could speak to him in English when my French failed me. My pregnancy went very well, regular check ups, lots of scans, not like in the UK where you only have 2 as standard.
    2 days before my due date my waters broke and we went to the hospital where I was to stay... my room with en-suite was clean and tidy but very old fashioned. Midwives were great and attentive. I was asked to change and go to the delivery suite, it was like a mini operating theatre, everything was sterile, tables of equipment and monitors all placed round the birthing bed... I had know that at this hospital the only pain relief offered would be an epidural which I took, I would of liked to have tried to manage on Gas and Air but that wasn´t an option they didn´t have it, but the private hospital Clinic Oceane in Vannes does.
    15 hours later Baby Max was born, healthy and is beautiful... I was alone for the first night during my 2nd night another woman was wheeled My own room was now being shared and it was very very strange and restless I couldnt wait to get home by the 3rd day and would have signed myself out If my french had been upto it, the midwifes were all great and the peds nurses assigned to Max were fab as well, I do believe that had I been fluent it would of been an even better experience, but on a whole it couldn`t really have gone any better.... My first pregnancy in the UK was a nightmare and one I didn´t want to repeat and thankfully didn´t. My gynae/consultant was with us for the birth which I can assure you is very very rare in the UK and he even gave us his private email to contact him should I ever need his help which is a nice sentiment” 
    (Tricia, April 2011)

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  • Centre Hospitalier De Guingamp, Guingamp

    Recommended by Sara Plumier

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    Brittany is very lucky in having one of the few registered and liscensed hospitals providing water births. Located in ´Cote d´amour region´
    17, rue de lArmor
    22205 GUINGAMP
    Tel: 02 96 44 56 56
    www.ch-guingamp.fr

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  • Doulas in and around Rennes

    Recommended by Sara Plumier

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    Doulas (Official certified by the Doulas in France Association):
    www.doulas.info/english.php

    Gwenn Le Coz Kerhouant
    Based in Rennes and the surrounding region, mother of three.
    06.09.09.15.73
    02.30.02.27.37
    lecozkgl@laposte.net

    Apprentice doulas:

    Aurore Benoit
    06.63.77.73.86
    09.81.79.26.25
    benoitaurore@yahoo.fr

    Muriel Collard
    06.15.39.23.86
    09.54.27.82.72
    mumucollard@free.fr

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  • Je Te Chante!, Rennes

    Recommended by Rosie Jones

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    Ante natal singing/relaxing classes for future parents. Maria Zaragoza purposes a relaxing envirnoment for future parents, using singing as her main technique. She holds different workshops through out the year. You do not have to be a good singer to attend these workshops, all you need is to be having a baby!
    Tel 06 24 97 20 26
    www.jetechante.com/topic/index.html

    Comments
    "I only started going to the workshops because i was curious and wanted to meet other parents but once i got there i really enjoyed the workshops and felt really relaxed even when i was giving birth! It is a friendly atomosphere and i would certainly recommend it." (RJ March 2012)
     

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  • English Speaking Midwife, Rennes

    Recommended by Sarah Edward

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    Rosie is an english midwife in Hede which is situated 15/20 mins from Rennes.
    Tel : 0650925904

    Comments:
    "My french is not the best so i opted for an english speaking midwife. Rosie is really good and helps me understand everything that is going on" (SE, March 2012)

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  • Assocation Maman Blues, Rennes

    Recommended by Emily le Beaux

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    The assocation Maman Blues is here to help everyone including future mums and dads or even grandparents, new parents etc come to terms with the new little person coming in to there lifes. Maman Blues is a support group to help you through the difficult times and new emotions that we all feel before or after a birth. There are different meetings throughout the year.
    Tel: 02 99 32 26 95
    mamanblues35@gmail.com
    www.maman-blues.fr/association/56-nouvelle-association-rennaise-maman-blues-35.html

    Comments:
    "I went along to Maman Blues because i was having trouble coming to terms with being pregnant. I was surprised at the support which everyone gave me and i am now feeling a lot better and looking forward to the birth of my little boy" (ELB, March 2012)

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