Pregnancy

Midwives: after birth, they still ensure


Many mothers find the maternity stay too short to ask all their questions. As a result, when they go home with their baby, it's a little panic ... Breastfeeding, crying ... to avoid the chaotic beginnings, a solution: call a midwife.

Practical advice

  • At the maternity ward, you have received many tips to take care of your toddler, sleep like this, give him the bath like that. But once at home and delivered to yourself, everything seems less obvious: a small booster shot, in situation and in your own walls, would not be superfluous. Especially since new problems have appeared since: your baby so calm in the hospital - and for good reason, he was finishing his "landing"! - cries a lot more.
  • "Many moms do not trust each other at all, they feel incompetent, they need" someone who knows "to tell them that they're doing it right, even though I'm almost old, some people take me a little for their mother, the one who will pass on the maternal knowledge to them, "smiles Fabienne Aubril, a liberal midwife. You only need to be held for some time before taking off! Why deprive yourself of this little help?

Physical monitoring

  • If your mother or girlfriends come to see you, you will probably not talk to them about your episiotomy which hurts you, of your transit which is struggling to regulate, of your hemorrhoids or of your urinary leaks ... But with the midwife, yes! "It's even me that directly addresses these issues and offers solutions.These are common concerns that moms often do not dare to talk about because they consider them derisory in relation to the great event that is the birth of their child ! ", insists Fabienne Aubril.
  • Your baby will also benefit from his visit: it will be an opportunity for her to take a look at the good healing of the cord. "In general, the mothers do not like to take care of this part, I show them the good gestures, I remind them that the better they will do the care, the faster the piece of cord will fall!", Underlines Fabienne Aubril .
  • Vaccines: since June 2016, midwives can also visit expectant mothers and their relatives until 8 weeks after birth, in accordance with the vaccination schedule.

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