Rome

Rome’s century-old zoological garden has recently undergone a major overhaul and re-branding, replacing many of the old bars and cages with large open spaces where animals can move more freely, and it now plays an active role in environmental education and the conservation of endangered species. It is home to...

The little reader is a unique bookshop for children in central Rome. Their aim is to make reading fun for kids whilst providing a space for mums and dads to hang-out. As well as an excellent selection of books in Italian and English, the shop has a well-stocked café serving fresh,...

La Leche League International is an international nonprofit organization that distributes information on and promotes breastfeeding. It was founded in 1956 in Franklin Park, Illinois as "La Leche League" and has a presence in sixty-eight countries. The Italian headquarters is in Rome but there are numerous groups throughout Italy. Check...

This private clinic in Prati is specialised almost exclusively in gynaecology and obstetrics and it is the only hospital in Rome to have been granted official recognition under the “Baby Friendly Hospitals Initiative” of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation for its efforts to promote breastfeeding. ...

This general hospital on the Isola Tiberina in the heart of Rome is considered the place for maternity care, which is why many labouring mums fail to gain admission. There is a cramped but efficient gynaecology and obstetrics outpatient clinic on the ground floor, which also performs ultrasound scans and...

This group provides a range of private specialist medical services at centres across Lazio and other regions. The Main Center Roma is the largest prenatal diagnostic centre in Italy and is considered the place to go for amniocentesis and other prenatal tests. Other services include infectious diagnostic services, fetal maternal medicine,...

State-run health centre dedicated to women and children, recognised as a centre of excellence by the National Observatory for Women’s Health in 2007 and 2009. Services include a gynaecology outpatients department, prenatal diagnostic testing such as ultrasound and amniocentesis, blood tests, breast cancer screening and infertility treatments. ...

Vita di Donna is a not-for-profit association giving free advice and assistance by telephone or email on all issues concerning women’s health. It also runs a midwives clinic for medical emergencies. ...