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Baby's health: the health book

It is delivered by the midwife or the nursery nurse to the parents on the day of the maternity leave. It is a medical document to keep carefully.

At each consultation, the doctor will note various observations; thus all the information concerning the health of the child will be recorded there, making it possible to make the link between the various doctors who will take care of your child.

The health book is composed of several chapters:

The first deals with possible allergies, a significant family history (diabetes, obesity ...).

Then comes the perinatal period with a summary of the mother's work, childbirth, as well as the baby's stay at the maternity ward.

Then comes the medical follow-up, the growth charts, the oral examinations, the possible hospitalizations as well as a part devoted to the vaccinations.

There is a lot of advice in the health book for parents on topics such as:

  • the course of the baby's bath,
  • baby sleep,
  • baby feeding ...

Maternal and Child Health (PMI)

It is a public service responsible for the medical and social protection of expectant mothers, mothers and their children up to the age of 6, particularly families in social difficulties. It serves as a link between hospital services, doctors, nurseries, material assistants, and controls all institutions or individuals responsible for accommodating or caring for children.

The PMI consultations are free (funded by the General Council) and allow monitoring of infants and children under 6 years. This service has a preventive role.

PMI staff (pediatrician, midwife, pediatric nurse, psychologist, early childhood educator) can also make home visits, if the newborn requires precise medical follow-up.

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