For many women, pregnancy means, above all, joyful anticipation. However, it can also be accompanied by discomfort, worry and anxiety. At Klinik Hirslanden Zurich, we are here for you even before the birth: With our prenatal classes, acupuncture treatments or midwife consultations, we comprehensively prepare you for the birth of your baby.

Information evening "Birth Experience"

At our "Birth Experience" information evening, we will give you an insight into our maternity hospital and the comprehensive range of services offered by Klinik Hirslanden Zurich. Our doctors in the fields of gynaecology, paediatrics and anaesthesia, as well as our midwives and nurses, will provide you with information about our maternity unit and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We will visit the maternity unit together and, if possible, the delivery rooms, as well as the maternity ward where you will spend the days after delivery. Current dates and the possibility to register can be found under Courses and Events.

Individual tour of our maternity unit

We will be happy to give you a personal guided tour of our maternity unit, also at weekends. Please contact our midwives around one hour before your requested visit on +41 44 387 35 61. If a delivery room is free, you can come right away. Click here for the virtual tour.

Overview of our offers

At Klinik Hirslanden Zurich we support you even before the birth with courses and therapies to prepare you for childbirth. Below you will find an overview of our offers.

Antenatal classes

Prepare yourself mentally and physically for your birth

Classes can assist with preparing you physically and emotionally for birth by taking a course. This helps you reduce any fears and insecurities and gain a feeling of security. Our midwife, who leads the course, will get you ready for the upcoming birth and parenthood. She will show you and your accompanying person birthing positions and relaxation exercises based on HypnoBirthing. The various pain relief methods are also discussed. In addition, we will also inform you about interesting aspects about the different types of birth. Here you will find information regarding spontaneous birth or Caesarean section.

In order to respond even more individually to different needs, we offer individual and group preparation courses. We recommend you visit prenatal classes from the 26th week of pregnancy. Click here to register.

Personal midwife consultation

We specifically address your concerns in a personal setting

Every woman and every couple has different questions about pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. In the midwife consultation, we address your specific concerns. You will have plenty of time to ask questions in this confidential setting. Our midwife consultations are currently taking place but, for the time being, without an accompanying person. Expectant mothers can register by calling +41 44 387 35 61.

Prenatal midwife consultation

We discuss all your concerns regarding your delivery

Every birth is different, so it is central for us to be able to respond to your specific needs and concerns. Around four weeks before the expected delivery date, we invite you to a midwife consultation. The midwife in charge will discuss the birth process and possible birthing positions with you. We will also discuss the different types of birth and their advantages and disadvantages.

Perhaps you rely on the support of a doula during pregnancy and childbirth. At Klinik Hirslanden, we have had good experience with doulas and cooperation with our midwives and doctors works very well. Discuss your desired birth support from a doula in the midwife consultation so we can include it in the birth planning.

Acupuncture therapy

Relieve discomfort during pregnancy or encourage the birth process with fine needles

The positive effect of acupuncture therapy on pregnancy complaints and the duration of birth has been proven in various studies. This is also the experience of our midwives at Klinik Hirslanden. We are happy to support you with acupuncture during pregnancy and birth as well as in the postpartum period. Here you can find more information and register for acupuncture.

Anaesthesia consultation

Alternative or medical – an overview of our pain relief medication

Childbirth is an intense experience and the pain associated with it is felt differently by every woman. We offer various types of alternative and medical pain relief at Klinik Hirslanden Zurich.

To make you feel safe and well prepared, our midwives and doctors will be happy to introduce you to the various options before the birth if required. The anaesthesia consultation is conducted by telephone by calling +41 44 387 22 99.