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Turin

Pregnancy & birth

In this section you can find recommendations for prenatal groups, maternity hospitals, breastfeeding support and maternity clothes in Turin. If you have a recommendation or comment to add to this section please send an email to info@mumabroad.com

  • Ospedale SantAnna

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    Sant’Anna Gynaecological Teaching Hospital offers women care and treatment of all gynaecological conditions and disorders. The accident and emergency department receives over 30 thousand admissions per year, with patients being assessed by midwives upon arrival. Each case is evaluated and assessed individually, giving priority to patients with severe or serious conditions. Antenatal classes are provided by the hospital and are run by midwives, paediatric nurses and gynaecologists, with theoretical and practical information and advice being given in order to prepare women for labour. To book all appointments, including antenatal classes, specialist visits etc. patients must be in possession of a medical referral from their family doctor and ‘Tessera Sanitaria’. Bookings can be made in person at Via Ventimiglia, 1, Monday to Friday between 08.00 and 12.30 or by calling +39 011 664 0510 Monday to Friday between 13.00 and 16.00.
    Blood tests and analysis can be carried out Monday to Friday between 07.30 and 11.00 (Percorso H).
    Corso Spezia, 60 10126 Torino Tel: +39 011 313 4444
    www.cittadellasalute.to.it

    Comments:
    "I was really unsure about having my baby in this hospital because I had heard so many different stories from people and I was concerned that the care wouldn’t be so ‘personal’ as it’s such a large hospital, but I have to say that the care I received from start to finish was of a very high standard. I had a very positive experience here and the staff were professional and kind."  (LG, April 2013) 

  • La Leche League

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    La Leche League is a voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting breastfeeding mothers.  The service aims to give support and information about breastfeeding to mothers, allowing them to grow and develop their skills and confidence by sharing real experiences with other mums.  All the information given by the organisation is up-to-date with consultants available to answer questions by e-mail, post and telephone.  Free monthly group meetings with La Leche League are held at The Milk Bar, Torino and do not require prior booking.
    www.lllitalia.net
    Email:
    infoLLLPiemonte-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

    Monthly meetings held at:
    The Milk Bar, Via Bodoni 7/G Torino Tel: +39 011 763 3558
    www.themilkbar.it
    Email: torino@themilkbar.it

    Comments:

    "I found the meetings very useful and helpful and talking to other mums was so important. It was very reassuring knowing that there were people with real, first-hand experience to guide me in the right direction with any concerns I had. The website has lots of useful information, too."  (LG, April 2013)

  • Fattoria Propolis

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    From month to month Fattoria Propolis, located only 10 minutes from the centre of Turin, hosts a large variety of educational courses for parents and parent-to-be. The courses, which usually take place in the evening, are run by health care professionals and are completely free.  Topics include first-aid, breastfeeding and weaning, vaccinations for babies and children and pain-control during labour. 
    Strada del Nobile, 86/92 10131 Torino Tel: 348 715 9441
    www.fattoriapropolis.it
    Email: educazione@fattoriapropolis.it

    Comments:
    "Great selection of courses available here with lots of different topics to choose from. Plus, the courses are free and you only have to attend the ones that interest you." (LG, April 2013) 

  • The Milk Bar

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    The Milk Bar, located near beautiful Piazza Bodoni, is the third store to open in Italy following success in Rome and Milan.  The concept is to offer mums and mums-to-be a place to shop, relax and have a focal point related to all things to do with pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood.  The shop sells beautiful and quirky items including baby grows, maternity wear and baby care products.  In store you will meet three working mums: Federica, Silvia and Lorenza who can offer expert advice to mums and mums-to-be. There are daily pre and post labour courses which run throughout the entire year. Some of the pre-labour and pregnancy courses on offer include yoga, pilates and pregnancy and birth. Post-labour courses include baby massage, creative dance and the legendary Mammafit. Open Monday – Saturday: 10.30 – 19.00. See website for full course listings.
    Via Bodoni, 7/G 10123 Torino Tel: +39  011 763 3558
    www.themilkbar.it
    Email: torino@themilkbar.it

    Comments:
    "I attended the yoga and Mammafit course at The Milk Bar both before and after the birth of my daughter which I thoroughly enjoyed. The courses are fun, well organised and really beneficial if you want to stay healthy and recover quickly after the birth." (LG, April 2013)

  • MammaFit Water Workout

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    A new and exciting course for mums to get back in shape whilst spending time in the pool with their baby has arrived in Turin. The MammaFit Water Workout helps condition and strengthen the body in an effective and fun way, with exercises and movements adapted to entertain babies, too. Babies attending must be between 2 months and 2 years old. Courses are held on Tuesdays from 10.30–11.15 and 11.15–12.00 at the Centro Fisio&Lab, Corso Agnelli 109/E, Torino. Booking is essential and can be done by contacting the telephone number below or by completing the course pre-registration online. Private parking on the premises.
    Tel: +39 333 161 2050
    www.mammaf.it/location/fisiolab

    Comments:
    "This is a very popular course and I can understand why. It’s fun, gets you back in shape and you can spend time with your baby in the water. There are even discounts for those who have registered for any other MammFit courses."  (LG, April 2013) 

  • Associazione La Cicogna

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    La Cicogna Association was founded by a group of midwives in 1987 and is one of the oldest of its kind in Turin, offering courses on child-birth and home-birth, home visits and advice from registered midwives and post-labour baby care. There are also a large number of psychologists and psychotherapists involved in the association who arrange courses regarding child growth and development, so from pregnancy to childhood, there is a course to support each step of the way. See website for useful information and course details.
    For midwife and breastfeeding advice contact +39 328 307 2876 on Mondays between 11.00 and 12.00
    Via Catania, 24 10153 Torino Tel: +39 349 774 4052 (Monday – Wednesday between 09.00 and 11.00)
    www.associazione-lacicogna.it

  • Ospedale Maria Vittoria

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    One of the five main, general hospitals serving the Turin area with a dedicated emergency gynaecology department, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To book antenatal classes, ‘test integrato’ or 36 week check-up call: +39 011 439 3351 or in person within the department between 11.30 and 13.30 Monday to Friday.  Pronto Soccorso ostetrico-ginecologico department located on the second floor, section F.
    Via Cibrario, 72 10144 Torino Tel: +39 011 439 3457
    www.aslto2.piemonte.it
    Email: ginecologia@aslto2.it

    Comments:
    "I was in and out of this hospital throughout my pregnancy due to complications. I only went there because it was the nearest Emergency department to my house but I found the medical care to be of a high standard. It’s a very busy department and has a high turnover of patients but in general has a good reputation. I didn’t have my baby here, however, because at the time they didn’t administer epidurals." (LG, 2013 April)

  • Dottoressa Maria Rosa Giolito

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

    Professional, well-respected Gynaecologist based in Turin with over 30 years’ experience. Surgery opening hours: Monday – Wednesday: 14.30 – 19.30, Thursday: 08.00 – 13.00  14.30 – 19.30, Friday: 14.00 – 19.00
    Corso Galileo Ferraris, 162 10134 Torino Tel: +39 011

    Comments:
    "This doctor was reccomended to me by a friend and I’m grateful because she is fantastic. She even speaks English which is a bonus." (LG, April 2013)

  • Doula Federica Aicardi

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

    Federica is a mother of two, who has experience working as a counsellor and Doula both in Italy and America. Since 2007, she has worked as a Birth and Postpartum Doula and is involved in many other projects including her current role as Postpartum Doula in Chieri.
    Tel: +39 349 289 2337 Email: federica.aicardi@mammadoula.it

    Comments:
    "Fantastic service and a great idea for anyone having a baby abroad, especially those who don’t have family or friends nearby."  (LG, April 2013)

  • Centro Daiva Jyoti

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    This popular yoga centre offers classes to women during and after pregnancy. The course during pregnancy is held on Friday afternoons at 18.00 and is dedicated to helping women stay healthy, flexible and strong and prepare the body physically and mentally for labour. The course for mother and baby is held on Fridays at 16.30 and allows both to relax and participate in something therapeutic together whilst allowing the mother to recover gently after the birth.  (Babies must be at least 3 months old). Secretary available at the following times: Monday: 11.00 – 11.30, Tuesday: 17.30 – 18.00 and Thursday: 18.00 – 18.30
    Via Tirreno, 151 10136 Torino Tel: +39 011 327 0145
    www.daivajyoti.wordpress.com
    Email:
    info@daivajyoti.it

    Comments:
    "The class for mother and baby is a wonderful way to participate in something different together whilst getting back in shape after the birth." (LG, April 2013)