Who I am ?

Blandine Castella, midwife

I have been working as a midwife for the last 10 years, in hospitals, birth room, postpartum follow up and medical visits. I am the mother of a 2 year-old-son.

As of today,  I work in a private clinic in Geneva, Switzerland,  where I am in charge of the birth delivery from the birth room until your  last day at the clinic.

Every couple is different and I am supporting parents in their birth project with efficiency and care.

Emotional and physical security is important : I teach  birth techniques and how to master birth pains, how to breathe, massage techniques, acupressure and  birth ball exercizes.

I keep  developping my professionnal practice and knowledge with numerous trainings all year long.

My birth classes are taught in French, English or Spanish.

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Classes

Presentation

There is no specific date for starting birth classes. You can usually start from your 7th month (28 weeks). Fathers-to-be are welcome !

 

Planning  and Place

Classes are scheduled during the week or in week-ends, according to your professional and private agenda. I am teaching at your private house, around and in Geneva.

Pricing

You can choose different classes. 150 CHF is reimbursed by LAMAL. The extra fees may be reimbursed by your private insurance.

 

Classes curriculum

I teach for 1 h 30. I provide every item we may need. At the end of the class, you will get a little booklet dealing with every thing you need to know.

Class # 1 : Leaving for the maternity unit

  • When should I go to the clinic ?
  • What should I pack in my piece of luggage ?
  • How to master birth pains ?

Class # 2 : Birth delivery

  • The different kinds of birth : delivery through vaginal birth, induced labor, C-section, vacuum-assisted delivery….
  • Epidural
  • Exercizes you can practice in the birth room, before and after the epidural

Class # 3 : how to take care of your newborn

  • Exercizes with a doll : diapers, bath, face care, umbilical cord
  • Which baby products you will need
  • Organizing your newborn bedroom
  • How to cope with your Newborn ‘s crying (swaddling…)

Class # 4 : feeding your newborn

  • Breast-feeding, using a nursing pillow, how to hold your baby when breastfeeding, preventing cracked nipples….
  • Artificial feeding : preparing baby bottles, how to clean baby bottles, diet
  • Partial bottle-feeding

Testimonies

Blandine is adorable. She is very warm, positive and energetic person. She has perfectly prepared us for the arrival of our first child. One is never ready for an adventure like this but she has given us all the reassurance and confidence one needs to welcome our little boy. The courses were very well prepared with a lot of information but also exercises. She adapts to the respective parents’ needs when it comes to number of lessons and their content. The only thing we missed, was her in the delivery room. 🙂
Christa S.
Blandine has done a fantastic job in helping me going through the very long process of being reassured to give birth.
She demonstrated her midwife skills and experience while explaining in details every single step of the process.
The classes are well structured and will give you all the necessary advices to build up your self confidence for the birth.
Blandine has clearly been the highlight of my pregnancy and is definitely the right midwife to choose both for her professionalism and her kindness!
Camille D.
My husband and I needed an English speaking midwife as my husband doesn’t speak French. We met Blandine and we couldn’t have been more lucky. She was our midwife for the training lessons; she came four times home and explained us not only the process of the delivery and how to be well prepared but also all the precious informations about the baby cares. As new parents these Information were so useful and helped us to feel more confident. Blandine is a very passionate person who loves entirely her profession, shares her huge knowledge with love and has the capacity to make you feel very confident. On top of that, we were even more lucky as she could be with us in the delivery room on the big day. Her presence, her support and her coaching were so important that it contributed to the perfect delivery. Blandine is more than a midwife to us. She will always have a special place in the story of our family and we will always remember her when we will think about the first moment with our daughter.
Sophie & Stefan W.
Blandine has been there for me all along my second pregnancy. She gives constant reasurance, she's always positive and gives clever practical tips to get the most out of this overwhelming time in a woman's life. Her step by step classes help you train for every part of labour, breastfeeding or taking care of a newborn. You can trust Blandine with any of your question, even the most personal, she will always take time to make sure you get a clear answer with drawings, practical demonstrations or charts. My second experience of giving birth was nothing compared to the debacle the first one had been. And I have to thank Blandine for that.
Sophie B.

Contact me

Feel free to contact me for any information you may have. I will be pleased to return your call or answer your email.

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    Tel : + 41(0) 22 529 18 93
    Email : blandine@sage-femme-geneve.ch