In its edition of Monday January 22, Le Progrès reported the drop in the birth rate, more significant in Ain than in the rest of France, with 5,825 births recorded compared to 7,265 in 2021. Ain has four maternity wards with Fleyriat, Oyonnax, Ambérieu-en-Bugey and of course Bugey sud.
The lower Bugey maternity hospital extends over Valromey and neighboring Savoie. She doesn’t communicate yet the number of births 2023, which should certainly be lower than 2022 when 368 births were recorded. There were up to 570 births in Belley, that was in 2007. “Last year we were the only one in the region to have seen more births than in 2021,” boasts Florence Dubost, executive. of the service.
A maternity ward which has remote monitoring of the birth rooms
The lower Bugey maternity ward is now housed by the brand new Bugey hospital center, and has qualities to showcase. In particular remote monitoring of birthing rooms. “The babies’ rhythm is centralized in the obstetrical unit,” illustrates Florence Dubost. A big investment that ensures the safety of the unborn baby and the mother. The maternity also has its own nature room, and demonstrates a lot of activity by midwives: ultrasound, pregnancy follow-up consultation, prenatal and postnatal interview, birth preparation courses. A gynecological follow-up consultation is even offered, as well as acupuncture or a baby massage workshop.
The Belley maternity ward, which has eight beds, is made up of a team of eleven midwives and sixteen childcare assistants, shared with the adjoining pediatrics department.