Pregnancy and Birth

The well-being of mother and baby are the central point of our natal care. With the agreement of the doctor, we endeavour to grant the wishes of individual parents at the birth. Your partner is most welcome to attend. This also applies, with the agreement of the doctor, when a caesarean is performed.


Before the birth

Before the birth you can familiarise yourself with the birth unit. We will be happy to show you the birth rooms and the maternity unit. You are welcome to visit at any time, we would just ask you to tell the midwife beforehand (T +41 44 387 35 61).


Antendatal classes

Our antenatal classes are very popular and help you to deal with any anxiety that you or your partner may be feeling. You will be well prepared for the birth. The midwife will be happy to advise you about the different courses available and give you detailed information about how to register.


During birth

Throughout birth your doctor will be in charge. She/he will care for you throughout the delivery along with an experienced midwife. The midwife will supervise you during labour and will offer advise and help. Your wishes as far as what position you want to give birth will be taken into consideration as far as possible.


In the case of a caesarean a team of anaesthetists will monitor your heart and blood pressure. Under normal circumstances a caesarean will be performed with a local anaesthetic. You will be able to experience the birth of your child whilst fully conscious.


Following the birth

The midwife will take care of you and she will help and support you and your partner feeding your baby. The first two hours following the birth you will stay with the midwife and then taken to your room in the maternity ward.


Following a caesarean section the anaesthetist and gynaecologist will keep an eye on your general condition in the intensive care unit. They will be available for any questions you may have. After a few hours you will be taken to your room.


Child care

Following the birth the new born baby will given a check-up by a pediatrician. Together with the nursing staff she / he will decide on the care given to your baby. Should your baby require special medical care or observation it is in the best possible hands in our baby unit. The modern technical infrastructure in our clinic offers everything required to ensure the safe keeping of your baby.

With our rooming-in-system you can have the baby in your room for 24 hours, allowing you to get to know its needs better. Alternatively you can have the baby placed in the nursery so that the nursing staff look after it. We will help you with the early stages of parenting: changing nappies, bathing, nursing, bottle feeding etc.

To celebrate this wonderful occasion we would like to invite you and your partner to a celebratory dinner during your stay with us.


Klinik Hirslanden
Witellikerstrasse 40
8032 Zürich
T +41 44 387 21 11


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