Give birth at the General Hospital

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Our service welcomes and guides all pregnant women, mainly followed by gynecologists working at the General Hospital.
Before the birth, we offer support during the pregnancy, individual or group information.
After the birth of your baby, a medical and social worker will meet you at the maternity hospital to introduce you to the various services and, if you wish, refer you to the service closest to your home.

Prenatal consultations are provided by medical and social workers.

We offer you to participate, during your pregnancy, in two information sessions on the following topics :
- You are expecting a baby: general information on the first six months of pregnancy
- To be born well at the General Hospital: information on the running of your delivery, the reception of the newborn. And a visit to the maternity ward.

During these sessions you will meet health professionals: gynecologist, pediatrician, anesthesiologist, psychologist, dietician, physiotherapist, midwife...
They answer all the questions you have about your pregnancy and birth.

Information and registration on +237 233 333 330 from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm every working day.

What to bring at the maternity :

For you

  • Suitable indoor clothing and shoes ;
  • Underwear, washcloths, toiletries (soap, toothbrush, towel...), clothes for when you will return at home. If you are not breastfeeding, you can also bring a bottle warmer.

For your baby

  • For the birth room: bodysuit, pyjamas, bonnet, socks, blanket ; 

  • For the stay : minimum 4 towels and washcloths, bodysuits, clothes, comb, brush, hats, a baby sleeping bag or a wool blanket; 

  • pour le retour à domicile : bonnet, manteau ou gilet (même en été), couverture, nacelle sécurisée ou siège auto portable ;

Maternity entry :

As soon as the first signs appear (loss of water, loss of blood, uterine contractions more and more regular and of increasing intensity every 5 to 10 minutes for one hour), go to the Maternity as soon as possible.

Outre ces signes, si quelque chose vous inquiète, n’hésitez pas à téléphoner  au +237 233 333 330

L’arrivée à la Maternité, se fait soit par le hall d’entrée, soit par les Urgences après 22h00. Prenez la direction Maternité – Salle de naissance. Lors de toute visite ou admission, ayez toujours avec vous :

  • your "Pregnancy Booklet" (document given during the pregnancy)
  • your blood tests
  • your identity card
  • your hospital insurance card or document

For general physical recovery (pelvic tilt, perineum, abdominal and back muscles) after your delivery, we offer postnatal kinesitherapy sessions.

When can you start your physical postnal therapy ?
Postnatal physical therapy begins 6 weeks after your delivery. Don't forget to ask your gynecologist for a prescription to start your sessions. 

Where and when do the sessions take place?
Les séances se déroulent sur rendez-vous dans le service de Médecine physique. Elles sont individuelles et durent ½ heure, votre bébé peut vous accompagner.

Les rendez-vous se prennent à la maternité.