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Toulouse

Pregnancy & birth

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  • Clinique Ambroise Paré & midwife service

    Recommended by Helen Saks

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    A clinic where many of the international community choose to give birth. The same obstetrician will guide you through your pregnancy and you will benefit from the standard 3 day hospital care as is customary in France. Offers ante-natal classes in a building next to the hospital in small groups.
    387 rte St Simon 31082 TOULOUSE CEDEX 1
    08 26 30 19 19
    http://ambroise-pare.medi-partenaires.com

    Comments:
    “Both my girls were born here and I found the care to be exceptional. You can opt for a private room, which you get according to availability (apparently more women give birth on weekends that weekdays.) I was lucky enough to get a private room both times during my hospital stay and felt well cared for." (HS, November 2011)

  • Tots & Co. Pregnancy Support Group

    Recommended by Helen Saks

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    Tots and Co. (formally known as Mums and Tots) offer a pregnancy group especially useful for those having their first baby, but open to all, including Dads and Grandparents. Mostly women whose first language is english, some are english speaking french mums. A couple of times a month, the mums to be get together at a members house for a tea, chat and support. An opportunity to voice any concerns and to bond with women in the same situation.
    www.totsandco.org

    “I made so many friends through the pregnancy support group at a time when I really needed support! The group offered the chance to voice any concerns with the pregnancy or upcoming birth and I made some wonderful friends, many of whom I have stayed in touch with and our children are growing up together.” (HS, November 2011)

  • Purpan Hospital

    Recommended by Tiffany Colombie

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    One of the most popular hospitals in Toulouse for giving birth. A public hospital with a top reputation.
    Pl Doct Baylac TSA 40031 31059 TOULOUSE CEDEX 9
    05 61 77 22 33
    www.chu-toulouse.fr/-hopital-purpan

    Comments
    “For first time mums, who need their hands holding through labour and those first few precious days, this place is awesome. They supply everything, whereas other hospitals and clinics charge if you forget nappies, towels etc. It was like a hotel and they even gave me a welcome hamper with lots of useful things in it for new mum and baby.” (TC, Dec 2011)

  • Mamans Bebes

    Recommended by Helen Saks

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    Classes for mums to be, new babies from 3 months to 3 years and fitness classes post baby.
    06 68 94 66 86
    www.mamans-bebes.org 

    Comments
    “The pool is perfect for young children, heated to 30 degrees and shallow everywhere. They have lots of inflatables making it a really fun and colourful environment for the children. Makes me wish I was a kid again!” (HS, Dec 2011)

  • Avec Ses Formes

    Recommended by Helen Saks

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    Classes for mums to be, dads, aquagym and very gentle “aerobic” sessions.
    05 61 48 29 60
    www.avecsesformes.com

    Comments
    “More like pregnancy yoga than aerobic exercise, I found it very reassuring to be doing exercise with somebody specialising in pregnancy fitness during my first pregnancy. Also, time out just for me!” (HS, Dec 2011)

  • Midwife Service, Clinique St Jean Languedoc

    Recommended by Lauren Coetzee

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    Clinique St Jean Languedoc
    R 20 rte Revel 31500 TOULOUSE
    05 61 54 90 67

    Comments:
    “We had such a great experience. We had private ante-natal classes due to our level of french and they spoke clearly and made sure we understood. Also, the midwives that did the courses, were the same who delivered baby” (LC, December 2011)

  • Midwife - Fabienne Stock

    Recommended by Marianne Duply

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    English speaking Midwife
    20 rue de Montaigne, Toulouse
    05 61 22 29 92

    Comments:
    “Preferring natural deliveries, Fabienne and her colleague hold your hand through your pregnancy and birthing journeys. Not fluent, but competent in English.” (MD, December 2011)

  • Julie Gerland - Hypnobirthing expert

    Recommended by Lucy Meyer

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    Hypno Birthing Expert
    Julie Gerland
    05 61 68 33 02

    Comments:
    “This made a huge difference to my birthing experience. I was able to relax more than I imagined I would and am so thrilled that I gave birth without medical intervention.”  (LM, December 2011)

  • LEcole de Yoga et de Meditation

    Recommended by Lucy Meyer

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    Pregnancy yoga
    46 rue de Metz • 31000 Toulouse
    Tél. : 05 61 25 17 69 
    www.yogaetmeditation.fr/toulouse/index.html

    Comments:
    “It felt so reassuring to do exercise under the guidance of somebody who could help and guide me so that I wasn’t harming my baby or myself. Such a great time to unwind and de-stress and focus on my body and what it was doing at this special time.” (LM. December 2011)