For many women, giving birth is one of the most beautiful events in life. But giving birth can also be challenging, intense and overwhelming. We make sure that you feel safe, understood and in good hands. Klinik Im Park offers you an environment and care tailored to your needs. Our medical infrastructure also ensures optimum medical care.

Our experienced midwives are by your side the whole time during the birth and give you active support. You can concentrate fully on the delivery of your child and your new role as a mother. Even in the event of a caesarean section, you will receive all-round care from your midwife until you transfer to the maternity ward.

Is the birth imminent? Give us a call.

As soon as regular contractions start, if your waters have already broken or if you feel unsafe: our midwives can be reached by phone at any time on +41 44 209 22 42. They will discuss the situation with you and assess whether it is time to enter the hospital.

During the birth you will be cared for by an experienced midwife and your own trusted doctor

The midwife accompanies the entire birth process and actively gives you support, even if you are uncertain or anxious. Your own trusted doctor, who has already looked after you during your pregnancy, will join you if necessary or take the lead role in the event of a caesarean section. Processes and interfaces are clearly regulated. Through regular and targeted emergency skills training, competent and safe care is guaranteed by our obstetric team even during an emergency situation. Your accompanying person is welcome to be at your side during the birth – whether it is a natural birth or a caesarean section.

You can find more information about the birth process (natural birth or caesarean section) in the brochure "How do you give birth?" (in German). You can also get advice from your gynaecologist or our midwives.

Maternity Unit Klinik Im Park
Seestrasse 220
8027 Zürich
F +41 44 209 22 26

Further information about our offer

At the Klinik Im Park, the safety and well-being of the woman giving birth and the baby during the birth is paramount. Below you will find an overview of our modern infrastructure and various methods of pain relief.

Modern birthing rooms

Our premises offer a modern infrastructure and a safe atmosphere

In the maternity unit of the Klinik Im Park in Zurich, we offer you modern, state-of-the-art medical equipment. At the same time, we provide a calm and secure environment for the birth of your baby.

We have two delivery rooms and an operating theatre for deliveries by caesarean section. The modern birthing rooms are equipped with a birthing tub, a birthing island and a birthing stool. This gives you as an expectant mother various options for adopting the positions that suit you best for the delivery. Ten percent of the women having their babies at the Klinik im Park opt for a water birth. This has various advantages: These include a shorter birth time, less need for painkillers, fewer episiotomies, easier movements and less birth stress for the baby.

Have a look with our virtual tour of the maternity unit.

Integrated operating theatre

In an emergency, the distances at Klinik Im Park are short - thanks to the integrated operating theatre

The operating theatre allows short distances in case of emergency, but also more security for the woman, as the maternity unit does not have to be left during a caesarean section. In this way, bonding - the first relationship between mother and child - can be supported after birth. Your newborn baby recognises your heartbeat, your smell and your voice. He/she receives warmth and security from skin contact. The unique relationship between baby, mother and father is forged during this delicate phase.

Last but not least, the lighting concept with large LED light screens - based on the five elements of traditional Chinese medicine - offers a calming, stimulating and relaxed atmosphere for your birth.

Have a look with our virtual tour of the maternity unit.

Pain relief offer

Alternative or medical pain relief - we do everything to make labour pain bearable for you

We offer a wide range of alternative medicine or deeper pain relief methods for your natural birth. Regardless of whether and which type of pain relief you choose, the «Woman-Mother-Child» team is there to support you.

Alternative pain relief - aromatherapy, acupuncture and other methods help you to relax
Our midwives are there for you with a comprehensive range of alternative pain relief. They support you with aromatherapies, homoeopathy and acupuncture or run a relaxing bath for you. Conscious breathing can also help in a targeted way.

Medical pain relief - PDA, laughing gas and other painkillers are available to you.
Sometimes natural relaxants are not enough and it makes sense and is indicated to resort to medical pain relief. We offer you a comprehensive range of different methods.

  • Self-administer painkiller Remifentanil at the touch of a button: this effective medical painkiller is self-determined pain relief via a syringe pump.
  • Laughing gas - painkilling effect without affecting labour: the anaesthetic gas has a painkilling effect, but has no influence on labour. As this gas does not interfere with the metabolism, no side effects are known for your child.
  • Spinal anaesthesia and PDA - effective painkiller administration in the spinal area: With this regional anaesthesia, either a single syringe (spinal anaesthesia) or a thin catheter (spinal anaesthesia, PDA) is inserted under local anaesthesia in the area of the lower spine. This technique is carried out by the anaesthetist service. 

Impressions of our maternity unit