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Photo: Fausto Pluchinotta, clinique des Grangettes, Genève

Courses to help prepare for birth

The Clinique des Grangettes offers several courses to help future mothers and their partners prepare for the birth of their child. The classes combine theory and gentle gymnastics, which is the best way to get ready for delivering your baby.

Courses during the week

On weekdays, the Clinique offers sessions of four courses on theory and one on gymnastics.

Schedule and curriculum:

Theory on Thursdays 6 :30 to 8 p.m. (in french).

Theory 1

Course presentation, anatomy, the final part of the pregnancy, when to go to the clinic.

Theory 2

Care during delivery, breathing, dilatation, provocation-stimulation, anaesthesia, caesarian.

Theory 3

Delivery, stay in the maternity: care for mother and baby, visit to the clinic.

Theory 4

Feeding the new-born (breast-feeding, baby bottle).

 

Physical workshop one Tuesday a month 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (in French)

Gym

  • Being aware of your breathing and the movement of your pelvis and perineum
  • Various exercises to ease pain at the end of pregnancy, massages and relaxation
  • Positions, breathing, massages and using birthing balls during labour with the support of your partner. These exercises help with dilation, bringing the baby down the birth canal and help to ease pain.    
  • Please make sure you have loose and comfortable clothing.

Price:

CHF 80.-

 

CHF 50.-

 

CHF 350.-

Please register by telephone at 022 / 305 0114.

 


Weekend courses

This weekend special is for couples who would like to spend two days sharing their questions or worries about birthing with other future parents.

In order to ensure that your experience of this event is good, you will be given theoretical data as well as a number of practical exercises. Since couples will be taught physical exercises, we recommend that both participants wear comfortable clothing.

Schedule and fees:

From 9 a.m. to 4 : 30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, 1 hour 30 lunch break.

Theory        

  • Course presentation, anatomy, the final part of the pregnancy, when to go to the clinic
  • Care during delivery, breathing, dilatation, induction-stimulation, anaesthesia, caesarian
  • Delivery, stay in the maternity: care for mother and baby
  • Visit to the clinic, feeding the new-born (breast-feeding, baby bottle)

Gymnastic        

  • Introductory exercises for breathing, for the perineum, positions to prevent backache, activation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems
  • Developing the awareness of the dynamics of the perineum and the pelvic basin during the pregnancy and the delivery, relaxation
  • Stretching exercises using various balls, relaxation
  • Postures and breathing during various stages of the delivery, massages, relaxation

Price:

CHF 350
Lunch is available at the clinic on Saturday and /or Sunday for CHF 25.- per person

Please register by telephone at 022 / 305 0114.
Late cancellations might incur a fee, less than two days before the beginning of the course.

 

Documents : Childbirth classes
Prenatal gymnastic
15.05.2014


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When should you go to the grangettes
15.05.2014
Whatever your due date or the reason for coming in for a consultation, remember that the midwives at the Grangettes can answer all your questions or see you in person at any time, night or day. You can reach us at the following number 022.305.03.20

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Birth preparation courses (week)
18.02.2018


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Birth preparation courses (week-ends)
18.02.2018


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