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Pregnancy & Birth in Paris

Here we have listed your recommendations for Maternity Hospitals, ante & post-natal classes, doulas etc based in Paris. We are constantly expanding this section s do please contact us if you have any recommendations for Pregnancy & BIrth in Paris.

  • The American Hospital of Paris

    Recommended by Natasha Liem

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    The American Hospital of Paris´s Maternity Unit provides care, 24 hours a day. Each delivery room is equipped with a constant monitor, adult anesthesia and reanimation equipment, a central monitoring station for the remote surveillance of labor rooms, to offer more privacy for mothers- to-be and their partners during labor  and an area for the newborn where emergency care can be provided if necessary
    63 Boulevard Victor Hugo 92200, Neuilly-sur-Seine,

  • French Association of Doulas

    Recommended by Rebecca Laidlaw

    The Association of Doulas aims are to promote and provide parents continuous, physical, emotional and educational support during pregnancy, labour and birth, and the postpartum period. There is a directory of Doulas per area of France, some of which speak English.

    "A doula is a person who is trained in supporting women as they give birth. She is familiar with the processes involved in normal, physiological birth and knows what to expect during a normal labour (she should be a mum as well with a personal positive experience of birth). She is trained to provide physical and emotional comfort, reassurance and encouragement, natural pain management techniques (for example massage, active birth postures, and relaxation/breathing tools), and suggestions for helping labour to progress. She is trained to inform the parents and help them to take their own decisions. A doula should be a neutral knowledgeable person, one who understand parents needs and medical procedures. Some doulas also work with parents after the birth to help them adjust to life with their new baby. A doula is not a medical professional and as such she doesnt deliver babies, or perform clinical tasks such as fetal monitoring, a doula is there for the parents, the doctors or midwife for the baby. To have a doula with you in the delivery room you must have the approval of the OB or the midwife."

  • Maternity Hospitals in Paris

    Recommended by Jodie Hutchins

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    1) Diaconesse
    18 rue du Sergent Bauchat, 75012
    Tel :
    Metro: Montgallet 
    "I have had 3 friends give birth here, and they were very happy" (JH, Nov 2010)

    2) Maternité Saint Félicite
    37, rue Saint Lambert, 75015
    Tel :
    Metro: Convention
    "the most famous in Paris- gets great reviews and is ran by nuns" (JH, Nov 2010)

    3) Maternité de Port-Royal
    123 Blvd de Port Royal 75014
    Tel :
    Metro : Raspail, or RER Port-Royal

    4) Clinique du Bien-Naitre
    5, rue Erard, 75012
    tel :
    "It gets very mixed reviews" (JH, Nov 2010)

    5) Centre hospitalier régional
    2, rue Ambroise Pare, 75010
    "most birthing per year in Paris" (JH, Nov 2010)

    6) Maternité des Lilas – is known for very modern or very new world birthing experiences, such as underwater births
    14, rue du Coq Francais
    93260 Les Lilas
    tel :
    Metro Marie des Lilas
    "Maternité des Lilas is known for very modern or very new world birthing experiences, such as underwater births" (JH, Nov 2010)

    7) American Hospital of Paris
    63, Blvd Victor Hugo
    92200 Neuilly-sur-seine

    8) Hertford British Hospital
    3, rue Barbés
    92300 Levallois-Perret