Before birth

The time before you are admitted to hospital is a time to prepare. We spare no effort to ensure that you are able to look forward to the happy event in a relaxed and carefree manner.

Information evening "The birth experience"

You are very welcome to take part in our public information evening entitled “The birth experience”. You will receive valuable information from gynaecologist, paediatrician, anaesthetist, midwife and nurse present on the range of services at our maternity unit and on Klinik Hirslanden’s services before, during and after the birth. You will also have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the facilities of our maternity unit by taking a guided tour. In this way, you will feel as though you are in good hands right from the time you are admitted. Please note that the information evening is only held in German.

Information on the Information evening entitled "The birth experience" is available here.

Midwife consultations

Midwife consultations take place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ring T +41 44 387 35 61 to arrange an appointment. Our services are provided independent of your insurance status and invoiced on a time and material basis. Consultations cost between CHF 50.00 and CHF 70.00. The costs are partly covered by health insurance.

Consultation with a midwife

Your birth-related needs and concerns are important to us. We will invite you to a consultation with a midwife around four weeks before the birth so we can adapt the care to your individual needs and address any questions you may have. The responsible midwife will discuss the birth plan and possible birthing positions with you, and inform you about the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of birth.

Antenatal examinations

We carry out antenatal examinations at the request of your doctor. Besides antenatal classes, we also provide advice on natural births or planned caesarean sections. Our physiotherapists and nutritional consultants will also assist you, if necessary.

Visiting the maternity unit

You can have a personal tour of our maternity unit around the clock, from Monday to Sunday. We are unable to arrange appointments as we cannot plan when our delivery rooms are going to be occupied. Please feel free to call our midwives on T +41 44 387 35 61 about an hour before your visit and ask whether it is possible to have a tour. If a delivery room is available, you can stop by directly afterwards. Personal tours are offered in German and English.