Your interactive family guide to France as recommended by local mums | Last updated 3 months ago

Pregnancy & Birth in Dordogne

Pregnancy & Birth in Dordogne

  • Maternité

    Recommended by Victoria Sauron

    Maternité is a small modern hospital in Marmande with 18 beds
    Maternité, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Marmande-Tonneins 76 r Doct Courret, 47200 (+33) 553203040

    Comments:
    "I had both my babies in the Maternité in Marmande in 2005 and 2009. Both experiences were fantastic – reassuring staff, clean and lovely surroundings, individual rooms with private bathroom and lots of breastfeeding support and advice 24 hours a day. In 2009, they had improved the service with a larger maternity ward, birth preparation classes, birthing balls and the midwives were versed in different options for labour techniques… although when it came to actually being in labour there wasn’t a birthing ball in sight!" (Victoria Sauron Dec 2010)

    "I was amazed when Alice was born and I had my own room in the hospital and they won’t let you leave until they are sure you’re recovered and rested. The only downside was the food was very healthy and I was just craving chocolate!” (Karen Bowen Dec 2010)

     

  • Protection Maternelle Infantile

    Recommended by Nancy Simons

    Protection Maternelle Infantile is run by the Conseil Général and has a branch in every town. Doctors, nurses and midwives are available for new mums to consult.
    PMI Fumel, Monflanquin, Villereal (+33) 5537112061

    Comments
    “These people helped me enormously when I was a new first time mum. Also all vaccinations are free if done through them.” (NS, Dec 2010)
     

  • La Leche League ‘Aux Portes du Périgord’

    Recommended by Victoria Sauron

    La Leche League is a non-profit organisation supporting and promoting breastfeeding. There are several local groups which you can find details for on their website
    Chambony 47120 PARDAILLAN (+33) 553833548 lolllocastex@orange.fr www.lllfrance.org

    Comments
    “La Leche League were wonderful when I had questions or problems related to breastfeeding. I have been to both Tonneins and Pardaillan groups. They are very knowledgeable, and the monthly meetings very friendly, where everybody brings a cake or something to drink. Be prepared that some mums breastfeed older children (up to 3 or 4) – don’t let this put you off – they are not pushy and will also offer advice about going back to work, or how to stop breastfeeding. I breastfed both my babies for just over a year and got through several problems thanks to this group and am very grateful to them.” (VS Dec 2010)

     

  • Breasfeeding Classes

    Recommended by Vanessa Hopkins

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    Centre Médico Social de Villeneuve-Sur-Lot is a local-government run organisation where you can find medical and social advice and support
    1, place dAquitaine, 47300 Villeneuve-sur-Lot (+33) 05 53 36 23 23

    Comments:
    “I went to breastfeeding classes at the CMS in Villeneuve twice a month which I found helpful and I also went along before I had Poppy to meet a few other mums and get some advice before she arrived.” (VH Feb 2011 )

  • Baby Massage

    Recommended by Vanessa Hopkins

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    The CMS is a local-government run organisation where you can find medical and social advice and support.
    Place Voltaire 47500 Fumel (+33) 05 53 71 20 61

    Comments
    “The CMS in Fumel has baby massage classes twice a month run by midwives. I really enjoyed doing this with Poppy and I found the organizers very helpful and reassuring if I had any silly little niggles or queries with Poppy. The class is free". (VH, Feb 2011)