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Pregnancy & Birth in Nice

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  • Midwife - Laurence Koechlin

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

    424 Chemin de l’école des Moulins, Tourette Levens 06690
    Tel: 06 08 11 20 72/04 93 91 62 51 (French speaking)
    laurencekoechlin@gmail.com

    Comments:
    “Laurence is a very experienced midwife that was relaxed, supportive and calm throughout my long labour. Having a home birth wasn’t easy but it was the nicest thing I could have done to give me and my husband a private and romantic experience in the comfort of our own home. Laurence remained focused and attentive throughout the whole experience making me feel more at ease” (BR, Dec 2010)
     

  • Hospital Lenval (Fondation Lenval), Nice

    Recommended by Nathalie Baudino

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    Childrens hospital with surgeons, paediatricians and child psychiatrists.
    57 Avenue Californie, Nice
    Tel: 04 92 03 03 92
    www.lenval.org

    Comments:
    “Extremely competent and very experienced , especially if you are anticipating any complications” (NB, Feb 2011)

     

  • Polyclinique Saint-Jean, Cagnes-sur-Mer

    Recommended by Sophie James

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    Saint Jean is a general private hospital with a maternity ward. The maternity section is classified as a level 1
    (with reference to the Maternity network security birth PACA).
    Polyclinique Saint-Jean , 81 Avenue Doct Maurice Donat, Cagnes-sur-Mer, 06800
    Tel : 04 93 22 43 86
    www.polyclinique-saintjean.net

    Comments:
    “You are very likely to get a single room if the numbers are low and the food is very good. I found the doctors and nurses really nice. There is a very relaxed atmosphere and there is a nursery to care for your newborn if you need the extra rest. Unfortunately there is a ruling that no siblings are allowed in the room, i guess as a precaution to illness” (SJ, March 2011)

  • Hospital of Grasse, Chem Clavary

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    Grasse is a big general hospital that has a separate maternity and paediatric section
    28 Chemin Clavary, Grasse, 06130
    Tel: 04 93 09 55 55
    .www.ch-grasse.fr

    Comments:
    "Generally it has a good reputation and the midwives are good and professional . It is a large general hospital that is clean with good facilities where they have single rooms but will be prioritised to women that have caesarean.
    Like all everything in France It can make it a little difficult when your French isn’t so good and there are few people who speak English."
    (BR, June 2011)

  • Clinique Saint George, Nice

    Recommended by Nicole Dadoun

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    This clinic as part of the network for birth security (RSN) it is a level one with consideration to mothers and their newborns. The maternity section is equipped to take 33 women, 80% of which are private rooms.
    2 Avenue de Rimiez, Nice Cedex 2, 06150
    Tel : 04 93 81 71 50
    www.clinique-saint-george.com

    Comments:
    “My experience here was very positive. They have focused on specialising in their maternity department. The doctors were good and service was lovely" (ND, June 2011)

  • Domidom, Antibes

    Recommended by Nicole Dadoun

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    This organisation is put together to offer aid at home for mothers and families. Their home assistance includes household cleaning , meal preparation, DIY and gardening as well as child minding at your own home.
    8 Avenue Tournelli, Antibes 06600
    Tel: 04 93 74 24 38
    http://aide-domicile.domidom.fr/1778-domidom-antibes-aide-a-domicile

    Comments:
    “when you might be in the late stages of pregnancy or after the birth of a new baby you might find that you could need some help with looking after the other siblings and other household chores while you prepare and recover from the birth of your new child" (ND, June 2011)

  • Centre Hospitalier de Cannes

    Recommended by Dorota Hanham

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    13 Avenue Broussailles, Cannes
    Tel: 04 93 69 70 00
    www.ch-cannes.fr/

    Comments:
    “I found this hospital very professional and such a nice experience compared to my complicated and daunting time that I had at a different hospital with my first baby. I was fortunate to get such a wonderful midwife” (DH, June 2011)

  • L’Archet 2, Nice

    Recommended by Dorota Hanham

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    This is a large general hospital well equipped for all emergency cases.
    151 Rte saint Antoine Ginestiere, Nice, 06200
    Tel: 04 92 03 77 77
    dg@chu-nice.fr
    www.chu-nice.fr/

    Comments:
    “When I had complications with me first baby I was flown by helicopter to this hospital. The next option would have been Marseilles. If something goes wrong then this is the place to go” (DH, June 2011)

  • Antenatal classes, Antibes

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    Ante natal classes of 5 x 1 ½ hr sessions are held in Antibes and Monaco. New courses starting every month
    Covering all you need to know about pregnancy and having a baby in France.
    Shelley Johnson
    39 Rue Vauban Antibes, 06600
    Tel: 06 09 40 34 42
    www.Englishosteopath.com

    Comments:
    “Shelley is a very friendly and knowledgeable midwife with plenty of experience to guide you through your
    Pregnancy and birth.”
    (BR, Sep 2011)

  • Midwife - lexandra Baladda

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    Tel: 06 18 92 86 51
    alexandrabaladda@hotmail.com

    Comments:
    “Although Alexandra is quite young, she has had plenty of experience as a midwife. She has just recently opened herself to home birth deliveries. She is relaxed, friendly and professional in her work, i found myself at ease from the first time i met her. She speaks a little English too for those who need the translation" (BR, Sep 2011)
     

  • Doulas De France - Emmanuelle Pook

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    Mouans-Sartoux
    Tel : 06 61 43 78 86 or 04 93 60 24 61
    Pook.family@wanadoo.fr

    Comments:
    “With 4 children of her own I found Emmanuelle to have more than enough experience with preparing and giving birth. She became invaluable to me and my husband as my French was no good at the time and I had just moved to France. She gave me a better understanding of what to expect before and after pregnancy mentally and physically. The kind of support that all women can do with in this exciting and unusual time of your life.” (BR, Sep 2011)

  • Child Health Nursing

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    Emma Fitzgerald has a BSc(Homs) in child health nursing.  She offers breast feeding support and advice with antenatal workshops and home visits. Her services help Riviera-based English speakers to avoid difficult and sometime painful experiences in the early months of nurturing their babies.
    www.breaststart.net or breastfeedingsupport@live.com
    tel: 06 71 71 43 21

    Comments: 
    "It is wonderful to have someone that can come to your home when you are at a time of need." (BR, Jan 2014)