MIDWIFE'S COUNSELLING ROOM

A SAFE SPACE FOR YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH, THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD, AND MORE.

HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT OUR MIDWIFE?

MIDWIFE ON THE PHONE FOR YOU

Do you want to discuss questions regarding your pregnancy, childbirth, or perhaps newborn care over the phone?
  • We are here for parents, expectant parents, and other close individuals.
  • Telephone consultation is free of charge; call charges apply according to your operator's price list.
  • We maintain confidentiality and your anonymity on the line. We do not see the caller's phone number. Please do not provide us with personal identification details.
  • If you need urgent medical assistance, call Emergency Medical Services at 155.
Midwives from our team are here for you every Friday 3-6 PM.

ONLINE CONSULTATION WITH A MIDWIFE

Would you prefer to write to us instead? Are we not available on the line right now?
  • We are here for parents, expectant parents, and other close individuals.
  • The most frequently asked questions and their answers can be found here.
  • The advice is anonymous. Please do not provide us with personal identification details.
Our midwifes typically respond to inquiries within one to two days, but no later than 72 hours.
ONLINE CONSULTANCY

MAP OF MIDWIFES

Are you considering finding your own birth assistant? What are the benefits of their individual care?
  • You have someone to turn to when you need advice.
  • Care tailored to your needs.
  • Older children can participate in prenatal care.
  • Lower risk of premature birth and higher likelihood of spontaneous delivery while adhering to your birth plan.
  • Greater chance of giving birth without injury and not being separated from your baby after birth.
  • Care for you throughout the entire postpartum period.
  • Increased likelihood of successful breastfeeding.
  • Feeling of security.
  • Increasing the likelihood that both you and your partner will have fond memories of the baby's arrival.
Find birth assistants in your area on the birth assistants map..
MAP OF MIDWIFES

WHAT IS THE ORIGIN STORY OF THE PROJECT I GIVE BIRTH IN PEACE?

The project #IGIVEBIRTHINPEACE was created to support pregnant women and both parents after childbirth during the COVID-19 pandemic. We offer expert advice from midwives and support to pregnant women and new parents during and after the challenging times of the pandemic. Rodimvklidu.cz is here for pregnant women who are waiting for childbirth, women in their sixth trimester, and both parents after childbirth who are in the maternity ward or at home with the newborn.

Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood bring many new questions and unexpected challenges, and our aim is to provide parents with expert answers to all their questions. The purpose of our website and helpline is to provide support, reassurance, and information to expectant and new parents about health, pregnancy, childbirth, and reproductive healthcare. We want to promote quality and safe care during pregnancy, childbirth, and after delivery—and thus reduce as much as possible not only the impact of the pandemic crisis on the physical and mental health of women and children, but also the impact of any difficult life situation that may arise due to the influence of society-wide events and other factors.

We are here for all women and men who need support, expert information, and respectful care, whether they are single parents or women who have experienced obstetric violence. The helpline and the counselling room are operated by midwives who have received training in both telephone and e-mail counselling as well as basic training in crisis intervention.

OUR TEAM

Adriana Martincová

I am a midwife and environmentalist. I worked for two years in the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Ústí nad Orlicí Hospital. I am currently raising my three-year-old son while organizing antenatal preparation courses and exercises for pregnant women in Rychnov nad Kněžnou. I am interested in the topics of maternal mental health and burnout prevention. In the future, I would like to focus on community care for women.

Michaela Dobrovolná

Working in healthcare has been a part of my life since high school. I graduated as a laboratory assistant, but I knew I needed to be more in contact with people, which is why I chose to study midwifery. During my studies, I already knew that this profession would be my life’s mission. I strive to constantly educate myself on the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Because I like to pass on everything I know and have learned, I also completed a degree in pedagogy, which allows me to better understand the needs of the students who come to the delivery room to learn the art of midwifery from us. Studying pedagogy also allowed me to improve my communication skills and gain a deeper understanding of human psychology. I work in the delivery room of a perinatal center which allows me to get to know different fates of women. I also work in a midwifery center where I provide antenatal preparation courses and individual consultations to women. Working on the helpline gives me a lot of purpose because I think it is necessary in today’s age of the Internet to give women a place where they can ask questions and receive answers at a professional level. Whether I am caring for women in the delivery room or helping them through the helpline, I always strive to provide individualized, professional, and empathetic care. Because what is more than a satisfied client with a smile on her lips and a baby in her arms?

Světlana Francová

I am a midwife, antenatal preparation lecturer, and psychotherapist. I work with women who are experiencing burdensome conditions during their pregnancy, like anxiety, persistent depression, or intense fear of childbirth. I also work with women who have long been troubled by negative experiences of childbirth and wish to change. I focus on holistic care for women’s health, combining care for the soul with physical techniques such as watsu aquatic therapy. I work with pregnant women, couples who wish to become pregnant, and women with chronic problems.

Markéta Koubková

I am a community midwife, aromatherapist, and massage therapist for children and babies. I am currently on parental leave while I work for the I Give Birth in Peace helpline. I dedicate my lifelong learning to supporting women in taking care of their own health and promoting healthy pregnancy and natural childbirth. I am a member of the Czech Union of Midwives.

Marie Vnoučková

I have been a midwife throughout all my professional life, since 1983. I have experienced pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period not only myself (five times) but thousands of times alongside my clients. I have been influenced not only by my practice which primarily focuses on the community sphere, but also by the countless seminars, courses, and conferences I have attended throughout my career. A formative experience for me was an internship in the Netherlands in 1996 and then participation in international conferences of The International Confederation of Midwives and Midwifery Today. I am an active member of the Czech Union of Midwives where I served two terms as Vice President. I am currently a member of the Ethics Committee of the Czech Union of Midwives. I am a lecturer in antenatal preparation and preparation for parenthood. I am also involved with the Academy of Antenatal Lecturers at Aperio and a member of the Working Group on Obstetrics of the Czech Women’s Lobby and the Working Group on Obstetrics and Midwifery of the Government Council for Gender Equality.

FURTHER ASSISTANCE AND CONTACTS

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Sensitive care and support during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period

A midwife is a university-educated health professional. Just like in other countries of the European Union, she independently guides women through healthy pregnancies, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

You can meet a midwife in the maternity hospital, in the gynecologist's office, at midwifery centers, or during home visits. The care she offers is determined by her place of work.
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PORODNÍ ASISTENTKA NA TELEFONU PRO VÁS

Chcete po telefonu probrat otázky týkající se Vašeho těhotenství, porodu, nebo třeba péče o novorozence?
  • Jsme tu pro rodiče, budoucí rodiče i pro další osoby blízké.
  • Jsme tu pro rodiče, budoucí rodiče i pro další osoby blízké.
  • Telefonická konzultace je zdarma, cena hovoru je zpoplatněna dle ceníku Vašeho operátora.
  • Na lince zachováváme mlčenlivost a Vaši anonymitu. Nevidíme telefonní číslo volajícího. Prosím nesdělujte nám osobní identifikační údaje.
  • Pokud potřebujete neodkladnou lékařskou pomoc, volejte Zdravotnickou záchrannou službu 155.

PORODNÍ ASISTENTKA NA TELEFONU PRO VÁS

Chcete po telefonu probrat otázky týkající se Vašeho těhotenství, porodu, nebo třeba péče o novorozence?
  • Jsme tu pro rodiče, budoucí rodiče i pro další osoby blízké.
  • Telefonická konzultace je zdarma, cena hovoru je zpoplatněna dle ceníku Vašeho operátora
  • Na lince zachováváme mlčenlivost a Vaši anonymitu. Nevidíme telefonní číslo volajícího. Prosím nesdělujte nám osobní identifikační údaje.
Porodní asistentky z našeho týmu jsou tu pro Vás
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Porodní asistentky z našeho týmu jsou tu pro Vás
v těchto časech:
Pondělí 9-12
Pátek 15-18
ZAVOLEJTE NÁM

THE PROJECT IS MANAGED BY THE CZECH UNION OF MIDWIVES—UNIPA

UNIPA is a non-profit organization comprising midwives and midwifery students. Together, we contribute to the development of the field of midwifery in accordance with the latest scientific knowledge and strive to contribute to improving the quality of care for women and children.

 

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