We are there for you right from the beginning

To be prepared for the birth of your child, we offer a wide range of services such as a personal consultation with one of the midwives, weekend antenatal classes in English and prenatal acupuncture treatment to prepare your body for the birth. 

Tours of the labour and postnatal ward

Get to know the labour and postnatal ward in advance. Then you will feel at home immediately on the day of  your admission. We will guide you around the Labour and Postnatal Ward and show you our comfortable, modern rooms. You can also meet the midwife on duty and ask any questions that concern you. In order to ensure that we are able to allocate enough time for your visit, please make an appointment directly with the midwives by calling T +41 44 209 22 42. You are also warmly invited to attend one of our Birth Experience information evenings, which are held quarterly.

 

Midwife consultation

In a first meeting with the midwife four weeks before the due date, all the important information related to the birth will be discussed and recorded and any questions answered. Your needs are important to us and we respect your wishes.

Antenatal classes

We offer a wide range of courses for expectant mothers and fathers-to-be. The aim of the courses is to provide comprehensive information on the subjects of pregnancy, the birth, the post-birth perdiod and breastfeeding. We will help reduce any uncertainties and postnatal period fears that you or your partner may have.  Our range of courses includes theory and practical exercises, including breathing and relaxation techniques, birthing positions, gymnastics and tips on handling your newborn baby. 

Outpatient midwife centre

In addition to the inpatient care, we also have an outpatient midwife centre that offers a wide range of services. The services include consultations and informative discussions, outpatient pre-natal checks as directed by the consulting doctor and a wide range of courses. Please contact the Midwife Centre by calling T +41 900 47 11 09. 

Alternative Therapies

Our midwives undergo specialist training in traditional Chinese medicine. The midwifery team has been using alternative therapies for more than 10 years: acupuncture, aromatherapy, homoeopathy and Ayurveda massages are offered as a support both before and after the birth. Not only can the birth be facilitated with these methods, but also discomfort during pregnancy can be alleviated. For example, acupuncture can provide relief for nausea, heartburn, backache and carpal tunnel syndrome. Acupuncture offers complementary support during normal preparations before the birth. The stimulation afforded by acupuncture needles helps to relax the cervix and thereby shortens the dilation phase. After the birth, acupuncture can help with breastfeeding problems such as breast engorgement, sore nipples and insufficient milk production.