Preparing yourself to return home
After months of being pregnant and enjoying all the attention and after having given birth, you are now back home. All eyes are on your baby. However, for you, the journey is far from over. In addition to your responsibilities towards your newborn, you have to recover and, for those who decide to do so, manage breastfeeding.
To help you, your basic health insurance will pay for regular home visits by a midwife. These sessions will help to assess your recovery, treat any wounds you may have, support you in breastfeeding and ensure that everything is going well with your baby (weight gain, size, etc).
You will also be entitled to physiotherapy sessions to rehabilitate your perineum. These treatments are important and can prevent you from suffering from bladder weakness or more serious complications, such as prolapse.
A number of other treatments can be very helpful during the postpartum period and are covered by the Global Classic supplemental insurance:
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- Psychological support
- Fitness sessions
- Alternative care (such as osteopathy)