Midwife Mireia Marcos
Mireia Marcos is a well known and well respected midwife in Catalunya. She is currently living in Vilanova but works in Sitges, Castelldefells and Barcelona. She is one of the few midwives that offer home and natural births. She is Spanish but speaks fluent English. She holds regular talks on birth, breastfeeding and the well being of new mothers.
To read a full interview with Mireia please click here
"Mireia was such a calming presence throughout my pregnancy and during labour. She gave me the confidence and self-belief to give birth in my perfect environment - at home. She was an invaluable support to us and we have remained friends. I can't imagine having another baby without her!"
Doula in Sitges
Shawn McSweeney (mum of two) is an experienced doula operating in the Sitges area. She speaks fluent English, Catalan and Spanish. Her services include birth preparation, prenatal yoga and postnatal support as well as help with breastfeeding.
email@example.com (+34) 619880952 (+34) 938113282
"Shawn is a highly experienced, sensitive and caring doula. Her ability to support and guide me through my pregnancy, birth and post natal period was outstanding. She was able to see exactly what I needed in terms of physical, practical and emotional support during a very hard post natal period for my family. I had a complicated birth followed by post natal depression and I had also recently relocated to Spain from the UK. As Shawn is trilingual (Catalan, Castellano and English), she was also able to help me with many of the practical steps needed to integrate in to my new community in Sitges. Her services range from antenatal yoga classes and labour and delivery preparation for couples, to assisting at the birth and regular post natal home visits and assistance with breastfeeding. All of my family benefited from her wealth of baby rearing experience and her reassuringly friendly manner. " (LB, May 08)
Yoga Prenatal Classes
Classes are currently held (in Spanish) at the centre on Thursday mornings at 10.30.
Crta. Sitges 85. St Pere de Ribes 93 814 67 61
This centre comes highly recommended by many for its courses and for its range of herbal treatments and organic produce. They also offer various yoga and dance courses so it would be well worth getting in contact with them for further information. This is quite a meeting point for international mums and there is a fantastic cafe/restaurant with outside terrace.
English Speaking Gynecologist in Sitges
Doctor Emma Oliva is a gynecologist based in the Policlinic Sitges.
Calle Francesc Gumà 25, bajos 08870 - Sitges 938949595 firstname.lastname@example.org www.policlinicsitges.com
"Doctor Oliva has a lovely, kindly manner, speaks fluent English and is able to look after a pregnancy right up until birth. She works with Corachan Hospital in Barcelona and Hospital General de Catalunya in St Cugat for births. The Doctor she works with in the St Cugat Hospital also speaks English. She works with most private insurance policies. I would highly recommend her" (RL, June 08)
Dr Maria Christina is an osteopath based in Vilanova
"An excellent osteopath pre pregnancy and postpartum for any problems." (LB, Nov 08)
St Camil Hospital
Hospital Sant Camil is a public hospital located on the outskirts of St Pere de Ribes..
Ronda Sant Camil - 08810 Sant Pere de Ribes 938960025 www.hrsantcamil.es
"Sant Camil hospital in St Pere de Ribes is a local hospital that both Jess & Alice were born in, the hospital was clean, own room, and ok food. The care & hygiene were fantastic. The option of gas would have been nice but be warned it is an epidural or nothing!!!" (FD, March 09)