Are you pregnant and do you have unanswered questions about what the coronavirus means for you and your unborn child? Please find details regarding pregnancy and childbirth during the current coronavirus outbreak below.
Pregnancy check-ups take place at the usual intervals as agreed with your gynaecologist.
Except: If you experience any respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, sniffles, sore throat, shortness of breath) or if you have a fever, if you feel feverish, if you have aching limbs or if you experience a sudden loss of taste or smell, we kindly ask you to contact us beforehand. Thank you.
Yes, all births take place as normal. Your health and your child's health are our top priority. We have taken every possible precaution to ensure that you can give birth to your child in a safe environment.
Yes, your partner may stay with you throughout the delivery provided he is healthy, i.e. does not feel ill or is in quarantine. This also applies if a caesarean section is necessary.
The Covid-19 patient channels are completely isolated from all other patients, i.e. there is no risk of you as a pregnant woman or of your unborn child being infected by Covid-19 in-patients.
Other frequently asked questions and answers relating to pregnancy and Covid-19 can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the following educational video.
EDUCATIONAL VIDEO PREGNANCY AND Covid-19
The University Hospital of the Canton of Vaud (CHUV) has produced an educational video in various languages that provides information about pregnancy in the current situation. The video is intended for prospective parents throughout Switzerland.
Do you have any further questions? Please do call. Our team is always happy to provide any additional information you may require.