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Home Visits by a Midwife

In Luxembourg pregnant women are entitled to one visit from a community midwife (sage-femme libérale) before the baby is born and at least one visit following the birth (depending on when you leave hospital) reimbursed by the CNS (Luxembourg social security) for those affiliated to it, without a prescription.  Should you leave hospital before day 5 you will be entitled to visits until the baby is 10 days old (these will be carried out according to assessment of need). If you leave hospital after day 5 you will be entitled to 1 visit. However don't despair if you are having problems/require extra support you  can get a prescription from your doctor to allow the midwife to do more visits/ visit for longer.

 

Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy, birth, the postnatal period and infant feeding (breast and formula), therefore having a midwife visit in the comfort of your own home gives you the opportunity to discuss any concerns/fears you have about the birth or your baby. They can also advise on all aspects of pre and postnatal care of yourself and your baby as well as aiding in the establishment of successful breastfeeding.

Ruth Meikle
Midwife (sage-femme libérale)

Ruth has a vast  amount of midwifery experience, to find out more please read her profile on the about us page. She is available for home visits both before and after the birth of your baby .

 

 

Contact Ruth to arrange a midwife visit at home: 

691 749177

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