Maison de naissance du Fjord-au-Lac Birth Center

Midwife Services

La Maison de naissance du Fjord-au-Lac Birth Center, located in Chicoutimi, is a warm welcome space for those who are pregnant and families from the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. The services offered are adapted to the needs of those who are pregnant, their partner and their children. The family can be involved in all stages of childbirth and postnatal care.

Midwives who work at the birth center provide comprehensive maternity care from the start of pregnancy until six weeks after birth. They base their practice on respect for physiology, the natural process of pregnancy, childbirth, and the autonomy of those giving birth and families. They offer comprehensive care, considering the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of this unique event that is the birth of a child.

Birthplace

Midwives are the only professionals to offer families the choice of place of birth. Clients can choose between the Birth Center, the Chicoutimi hospital and home. Please note that home birth is possible depending on certain criteria, including the distance from the hospital.

Access to services

Any healthy pregnant person can be followed by a midwife. The midwife’s scope of practice being limited to so-called normal pregnancy, a health check-up to ensure the client’s eligibility is done at the first appointment. Subsequently, regular meetings with the team of midwives ensure that the pregnancy is progressing normally.

The services of a midwife do not incur costs for holders of the Quebec health insurance card.

Registration

You can contact the Birth Center as soon as you announce your pregnancy.

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Services offered

Complete monitoring of the pregnancy and baby from the start of pregnancy until six weeks after birth

  • Prescription of examinations and analyzes
  • Prescription for ultrasounds
  • Medication prescription
  • Preparation for childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting
  • Group prenatal meetings
  • Home visits during the first postnatal week
  • Information evening on services the first week of each month
  • Loan of books and DVDs
  • Loan of baby slings
  • Loan of various equipment
  • Clothing donation closet

Contact and  hours

282, rue Saint-Vallier, Chicoutimi (Québec) G7H 4J1
Telephone : 418 541-1166
Fax : 418-545-9877
E-mail : servicessagefemme.csssc@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

The reception is open and welcomes families from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.