You will be cared for by a midwife who will perform the initial check-ups and record your uterine contractions and your baby’s heartbeat. Depending on how far along you are in labour, you will be put in a room or the examination room. Your midwife will accompany you and give you all the information you need. They will look after you and your child, remaining in contact with your doctor the whole time.


At the Cecil Maternity Ward, we will make sure to include you in all decisions and respect your choices. Our midwives are by your side to accompany you through this major life-changing event. During a prenatal consultation, you can inform us of your birth plan.

Scheduled or emergency caesarean section

In the event of a caesarean, the nurse will stay with you throughout the procedure. Your baby will be with you in the recovery room so that you can benefit from your baby’s presence.


Your stay will last around four to five days after a natural birth and five to six days after a caesarean. During this time, you can rest and look after your baby at your own pace. The maternity team will look after you and guide you through learning daily care for your child to make sure that you can return home calmly.

Your child’s stay

A full examination of your child will be performed by the paediatrician during the first twenty-four hours of life as well as prior to your return home. Each day, your child will be examined for their vital signs and their bilirubin levels. They will also be weighed and their feeding will be monitored.


During your stay, you can be visited by friends as family whenever you like, as long as this does not interfere with care periods. The care staff will be able to adapt to your needs.

In two-bed rooms, we ask that you respect the calm and privacy of your neighbour. The nursery will gladly look after your baby if you have a lot of visits.

If you do not wish to receive a visit or telephone call, you can let the nurses know.

You will have the option to share meals with one of your visitors. You will simply have to inform the hospitality staff the day before.

The private patient coordinator will be happy to let you know the addresses of hospitality locations nearby. You can find information about prices and make reservations from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm by calling +41 21 310 50 62.

Doctor’s visit

Generally, your doctor will visit you once per day. In cooperation with the nursing staff, they will plan your further care and answer your questions.

Our gifts to you

To make your stay in the maternity ward as comfortable as possible, we are delighted to offer you some gifts to celebrate the birth of your child:

Dinner for two

We invite the new parents to enjoy a meal for two in our Grand Salon. This meal can take place any day at lunchtime or dinnertime, except for Saturday and Sunday evenings

Mum’s breakfast

During your stay, you can take part in a mum’s breakfast organised every Tuesday morning in the Grand Salon at Clinique Cecil. This event is led by a midwife or a nurse.

Dad’s cereal

We offer breakfast to the baby’s dad (or companion of your choice) every morning from 7am to 10am during your stay.

Nappy bag and welcome set

We offer you a nappy bag, a Louis Widmer care set and a surprise gift.

Birth announcement

To announce your happy event, we give you the option of uploading a photo of your baby to our website.

Photo portrait

We are delighted to offer you a framed photo of your child, which you will receive in the post a few weeks after the birth.

Infant emergency course

We offer you a course in handling emergencies in infant children.

Parking and transport

Your partner is offered parking at Clinique Cecil. If you have private insurance, we cover your journey home on the day of departure.

Clarins care products

Clarins care products are offered to you when you arrive at the maternity ward.


Silvana hairdresser’s, located at l'Avenue Louis-Ruchonnet 30, has a room at the hospital for appointments.

You can contact the salon via telephone on +41 21 312 04 74, from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.