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Homebirth in Finistere France?

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muminfinistere Mon 27-Jul-09 21:34:19


Does anyone know of any sage-femmes liberales who do homebirths in Finistere (29) France or where I could find one?
I am 10 weeks pregnant with number 2 and after a wonderful (although long!) homebirth in the UK with my first I really hoped I might be able to repeat the experience now I live in France.
So far I am really struggling to find an answer.

I live on the Presqu-ile de Crozon and the only midwife in Finistere I can find is too far away. (3hours). Anyone with any ideas or thoughts? Any inspiration would be VERY appreciated as I am not keen on the idea of a hospital birth as my research makes it sound like i might be shaven, in stirrups, have a seriously encouraged epidural and stay in for 5 days at the least! I know that some people have no problem with this and I certainly wouldn't knock it but it's just not for me.

Thanks in advance

Claire2009 Mon 27-Jul-09 21:54:39

Hi Becs, I had my Dd & Ds in Quimper, Finistere. I can't help with regards to homebirth, have you spoken with you're doctor about it? I know they're not very keen on homebirths there, how close to the hospital are you?

I lived in Chateauneuf Du Faou (29) and the hospital was 45-1hr drive away.

Best of Luck with it all!

pebblebeach Tue 28-Jul-09 12:19:23

Hi Becs... I'm not going to be much help I'm afraid, but just wanted to say I'm doing the same thing but in Ile de France so a bit easier to find sage-femmes.

I guess you already tried with accouchement à domicile, etc. There is also the SF liberale association they have a list of all memebers...

pebblebeach Tue 28-Jul-09 12:21:15

also posting on the "living overseas" board might get more help..
Good luck

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