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Pregnancy & Birth in Alicante

  

  • Antenatal classes, Beniarbeig

    Recommended by Sara Kinge

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    English/Spanish ante-natal classes
    HOSPITAL ACUARIO Avda. Vergel, 11 - 03778 - Beniarbeig Tel.: 966 476 260 acuario@acuario.org
    www.acuario.org

    Comments:
    "Excellent antenatal classes are held at Acuario. Sometimes they are offered in English depending on demand, otherwise they are in Spanish. You can attend these whether you have decided to give birth at Acuario or elsewhere. They offer audiovisual information on pregnancy and labour as well as on the different ways of giving birth. You will learn to alleviate the most common forms of discomfort experienced during pregnancy. They also include some exercise in the swimming pool!" ( SK, Sep 2010)

  • English Midwife - Alex Weatherhead

    Recommended by Rebecca Laidlaw

    Alex Weatherhead is a qualified midwife and a mother of four. She commenced training at Leeds General Infirmary in 1984 and has since held posts in Sydney Australia, London, and St James Hospital, Leeds for over twenty years. Alex can offer you Antenatal, Parentcraft classes, and Postnatal support, and home visits
    a.weatherhead@yahoo.co.uk

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  • Gynecologist in Alicante

    Recommended by Tina Munter

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    Clinica Ginecologica Levante is a private clinic in Alicante. Founded in 1989, this clinic offers a range of treatments for women including IVF, Family Planning and Prenatal Checkups and Scans.
    Calle Reyes Católicos, 59 B, Alicante 03003 (+34) 965132953

    Comments:

    "I highly recommend this clinic as they helped me through my pregnancy a few years ago. I am not sure however if they speak English as I am fortunate enough to have a Spanish husband and speak Spanish myself." (TM, July 09)

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  • Natural Birthing Centre in Alicante Province

    Recommended by Rebecca Laidlaw

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    Located 90kms from Alicante in the village of Beniarbeig, the Hospital Acuario offer facilities which are unique in Spain including two birthing rooms with special beds, baths and monitoring equipment and a third in a self-contained facility with its own bedroom and kitchen. The common aim for Acuario professionals is to offer a high quality service based on a humanistic approach to medicine and their maternity unitl in Beniarbeig (Alicante) is the only place in Spain where you are offered a natural birth.
    Avda. Vergel, 11 - 03778 - Beniarbeig (+34) 96647 260 acuario@acuario.org www.acuario.org

    Comments:
    "This centre comes highly recommended in Spain and offers women the chance to have a natural birth (this is not usual here). If any problems were to arise there is specialist medical and technical equipment on hand. The centre offers antenatal classes even for people who do not pan on giving birth there."

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  • Yoga for Pregnant Women

    Recommended by Martina Finch

    Founded in 1989 and one of the first yoga schools in Alicante, the Escuela de Yoga Alalba offers yoga courses (in Spanish) for pregnant women as part of a group or as a private lesson. Timetable varies so check directly with the school.
    Virgen del Socorro, 11 - Bajo Izda.03002 Alicante (+34) 965162298 info@yogalicante.com www.yogaalicantecom

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