Comment j'ai découvert les vertus de l'entretien prénatal précoce et ne peux plus m'en passer
The French 2005-2007 perinatality plan anticipated the set-up of a new individual or couple counselling, that was planned to take place within the first trimester of pregnancy. This counselling belonged to a structured plan for preparation to childbirth and parenthood which aimed at enhancing the global health of pregnant women and newborn babies. This humanist approach to childbirth allows the couple to actively take part in their so called birth project. Although specific funding has been allocated to start up this counselling, it is still very slow to catch up. Through the analysis of a personal experience, this article explores a few hurdles to overcome and a few leads that can be followed to help care providers to better apprehend this new tool. It implies early detection of the most vulnerable parents and careful follow up, but above all, it requires strong coordination within the network of health professionals from each discipline.
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