Every birth is unique, for us too. Our maternity clinic offers expecting parents peace of mind and a pleasant, personal feel for this very unique event. Our team will provide professional and considerate care before, during and after the birth.
INDIVIDUALISED CARE - EVEN BEFORE THE BIRTH
Our care focuses on meeting the individual needs of expecting parents. We are there for you even before the birth, be it for consultations and check-ups during pregnancy, acupuncture or birthing, and breastfeeding preparatory courses. After registering the birth, we invite the prospective mothers and fathers to an individually designed admission meeting. We then work together with you to identify your wishes and needs for the birth and answer any questions you may have. This will be followed by a visit of the maternity ward.
Bonding und Rooming-in
Immediately after delivery or after the caesarean section, we promote bonding and the development of an intimate relationship between parents and baby by encouraging physical closeness, physical warmth and eye contact without undue interruptions. Both mother and father can take care of their new-born around the clock or for hours at a time, either independently or with assistance, in a private room. This allows both the parents and their new-born to get to know each other (Rooming-in).
Birthing options in a pleasant atmosphere
- Modern and appealing delivery suites with an integrated bathtub
- Vaginal delivery (spontaneous, vacuum, forceps, twins and breech births)
- You are free to choose your labour and delivery position (water birth, Maya birthing stool, standing, lying down)
- Exercise balls
Additional services to ensure more peace and privacy
With the "More Privacy" upgrade, parents and baby enjoy the time after birth in our family suite or alternatively in a private room if the family suite is already occupied. Spouses may also stay the night with their new family and share the very close and intensive experience of the first few days, for an additional charge. Older siblings are also welcome to stay in the family suite.
Please inform your midwife if you would like to book the "More privacy" upgrade. As it is very difficult to accurately predict the timing of births, we can only confirm the availability of the family suite or a private room upon admission to the hospital.
Outpatient birth or early postpartum discharge
Are you considering an outpatient birth or an early postpartum discharge? We will of course be happy to accommodate this. Our midwives would be happy to advise you about the available care options at the admission interview about four weeks before the calculated date of birth.
Labour pain relief options
For pain relief during labour, we offer analgesics and supportive medications such as suppositories, tablets and injections. We also offer a large range of different complementary medical treatments such as homeopathy, acupuncture, essential oils and herbal teas. We also use nitrous oxide if necessary.
Obstetric pain therapy
If required, there is also the option of obstetric pain therapy. The standard method of pain relief is obstetric peridural anaesthesia via a peridural catheter. If necessary, we can offer you PCA (patient controlled analgesia) with remifentanil.
Before the due date, you will receive the information sheet «Explanatory notes and consent for obstetric pain therapy and anaesthesia» and the «Anaesthesia questionnaire» from the midwife on the occasion of a pregnancy check. We ask you to read through both documents, fill them in and bring them signed to the birth. This is important, as there is hardly any time for an explanatory talk during the birth.
If medically indicated or at the couple's request, we can perform a caesarean section at any time, i.e. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Bonding after the birth
Immediately after delivery or after the caesarean section, we promote bonding and the development of an intimate relationship between parents and baby by encouraging physical closeness, physical warmth and eye contact without undue interruptions.
Immediately after delivery or after the caesarean section, you will be supported by a qualified midwife who will help you start breastfeeding right away.
Your baby will usually be examined by a paediatrician during the 3 days after the birth. The paediatrician will then give you the results of the examination and answer any questions you may have.
It often takes days or even weeks to process the birthing experience and the birthing process. Would you like to clear up any questions or deal with any particular issues? We would be happy to arrange a personal follow-up consultation with our midwives and doctors.
- Chefarzt Frauenklinik
- T+41 41 399 32 00
- Stv. Chefarzt Frauenklinik
- T+41 41 399 32 10