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OB/GYN and hospital/clinic recommendations in Geneva

We are looking to move to Geneva in a few months and I am expecting a baby in early August. What is involved with finding an OB/GYN in Geneva? Do you need a referral from a family doctor? I would appreciate if any one has recommendations for an OB/GYN in Geneva who speaks English. I do speak some French, but medical talk is different (plus my husband does not speak French). As well, advice on hospitals/clinics would also be appreciated.
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I didn't seem to need a referral to start seeing my OB. I'm not entirely happy with her, though ,so I won't recommend her... but if you go to the know-it-all passport website, they have a list of doctors in Geneva that speak English. You can download it for free. Another option is to go with a midwife, you can go to the Arcade des Sages-Femmes to find one.

As for a discussion on the hospitals here, there is a thread here with lots of good info:

http://www.englishforum.ch/family-ma...s-stories.html

I only toured a couple of hospitals in town (Hopital de la Tour and Maternite, the university hospital) and found Rachdvg's observations to hold pretty true. I did also recently see a post somewhere on here about a birthing center near Geneva, as an alternative option, but I haven't found any other info on it...
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In case you're interested, here's the info on the birthing center:

http://www.englishforum.ch/family-ma...periences.html
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We are looking to move to Geneva in a few months and I am expecting a baby in early August. What is involved with finding an OB/GYN in Geneva? Do you need a referral from a family doctor? I would appreciate if any one has recommendations for an OB/GYN in Geneva who speaks English. I do speak some French, but medical talk is different (plus my husband does not speak French). As well, advice on hospitals/clinics would also be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
I did not need a referral, just called up an OB/GYN and made an appointment. I have private insurance, though, not Swiss insurance, so it's possible things could be different. Do be warned that while many of the doctors speak English, their assistants often do not (which doesn't sound like it will be a problem for you). I checked the doctor's languages at this Web site: http://www.amge.ch/index.php?option=...cins&Itemid=67

You can pick a specialty and a language and it will list all the doctors in Geneva. I am due in 3 weeks and my OB/GYN is Evellyn Floris - I am very happy with her (I switched to her very late in pregnancy because I am planning for a natural birth and she was recommended for this. My first doctor laughed when I said I wanted to try without an epidural for my first baby).

There's another thread about pain relief and childbirth in Geneva/Switzerland that you may want to read: http://www.englishforum.ch/family-ma...tml#post138457

Your hospital choices in Geneva are the public hospital (HUG) or one of three private clinics: Hopital La Tour, Clinique Grangettes or Clinique Generale-Beaulieu. As mightymarce said, Rachdvg's observations in a previous thread are pretty accurate. I found the clinics to all be pretty similar, however La Tour is currently under construction, so their maternity ward is relocated to a temporary building for at least one year. It's still quite nice, but the rooms are smaller than usual, there are no labor tubs, and there is no option for a private room. There is also the birth center (very small) nearby, or depending on your insurance you can arrange for a home birth.

La Tour offers childbirth classes in English (Beaulieu only offers classes in French, I don't know about Grangettes). They cover a lot in 5 lessons, it was most helpful to me (as an American) to find out what the normal practices are here - some of them are different. They don't cover many techniques for the actual labor and delivery, though, probably because more than 80% of women opt for an epidural. I think the sage-femmes offer classes as well, but as I recall they were not at the best times for working moms-to-be.
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Re: OB/GYN and hospital/clinic recommendations in Geneva

Hi Everyone,
I have just joined... after reading all the interesting information from everyone about giving birth in Switzerland...
I am desperately looking for an OBGYN in the area I live.... which is Montreux... so I would be grateful if anyone knows anyone in the area... i.e. Vevey, Lausanne etc... (Geneva is too far)
I am still in the early stages of pregnancy, but only have a doctor in the UK when I do actually spend time between both places...
I have looked into the hirslanden group... as my insurance does not cover anything to do with pregnancy/birth!
Any comments or experiences, would be greatly appreciated.... as honestly, I have no idea where to start... and what I should be looking for...
From what I have read so far... the French speaking part of Switzerland seems to be quite drug friendly... which is scary!
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Hi Everyone,
I have just joined... after reading all the interesting information from everyone about giving birth in Switzerland...
I am desperately looking for an OBGYN in the area I live.... which is Montreux... so I would be grateful if anyone knows anyone in the area... i.e. Vevey, Lausanne etc... (Geneva is too far)
I am still in the early stages of pregnancy, but only have a doctor in the UK when I do actually spend time between both places...
I have looked into the hirslanden group... as my insurance does not cover anything to do with pregnancy/birth!
Any comments or experiences, would be greatly appreciated.... as honestly, I have no idea where to start... and what I should be looking for...
From what I have read so far... the French speaking part of Switzerland seems to be quite drug friendly... which is scary!

Hi - I had my Little boy in vevey - do you still need some information?
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Re: OB/GYN and hospital/clinic recommendations in Geneva

oh dear - just say that your post was last year - not this one!!!

Hope all went ok for you
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thanks anyway! I had my baby boy in September... I ended up finding a great doctor in Lausanne... everything was fantastic.....
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I recently moved to Morges but work in Geneva. I need to find a good OBGYN who speaks English. I do not care if the doc is a female or male. I would like to have a baby and know that there are some complications with past health reports. I really did not research further while in the US because I was too busy with my work and did not care to have any kids at the time (young and work was number 1). Now, I am 30 and settled with my boyfriend, I would like to start taking care of my health and find out if there is a possibility I can get pregnet. This is very serious to me, and I hope that I will be able to find a great doctor to help me. I appreciate any help.

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Hello,

Thought I'd give you some ideas as I too have been through this. Went through 5 ob/gyns until found someone I like and could handle my issues. I would highly recommend, Dr. Dumps or Dr. Friedrich, both associated with Clinique Beaulieu in Geneva, they are top notch and can deal with all complicated issues, speak perfect english. Not sure if Dumps is accepting new patients as he has a full load, but his colleage Friedrich (share office) is excellent as well, speaks slightly better english in my opinion. I would avoid ob/gyns and hospitals in Morges/Nyon areas, and go to the bigger cities (Geneva), they have better experience and facilities to handle more complicated issues in my experience. Please be aware, that depending on your health insurance and your medical issues, this may or may not be fully covered, good to look into this as well.
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Re: OB/GYN and hospital/clinic recommendations in Geneva

Hi All,
Great to go through the entire thread.Just in case any one is aware of any good and english speaking OB/GYN in and around of Unimail and plainpalais in Geneva?
Is there any good hospital to get the delivery done?

Can anyone suggest of any good prenatal tablets which has all the components as DHA,etc
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Re: OB/GYN and hospital/clinic recommendations in Geneva

Hi,

I can recommend Dr. Faigaux https://plus.google.com/117402335101056396429
He speaks english, is very polite and gentle with his exams and you can get appointments in short term. I have never been pregnant though so I do not really know about the OB part
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Hi All,
Great to go through the entire thread.Just in case any one is aware of any good and english speaking OB/GYN in and around of Unimail and plainpalais in Geneva?
Is there any good hospital to get the delivery done?

Can anyone suggest of any good prenatal tablets which has all the components as DHA,etc
For the hospital, go to the main University Hospital (HUG). They are very good and if you have any problems during the birth at one of the private clinics then they would send you there anyway.

Good luck!
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You can pick a specialty and a language and it will list all the doctors in Geneva. I am due in 3 weeks and my OB/GYN is Evellyn Floris - I am very happy with her (I switched to her very late in pregnancy because I am planning for a natural birth and she was recommended for this. My first doctor laughed when I said I wanted to try without an epidural for my first baby).

There's another thread about pain relief and childbirth in Geneva/Switzerland that you may want to read: http://www.englishforum.ch/family-ma...tml#post138457
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I know that this post is very old and I think it is still very useful with good information. But I need to give a more balanced view on Dr. FLORIS Evellyn.

I had googled her name as her clinic was nearby my workplace, and finding the above post as the only review, and also positive, I made an appointment with her early this year. Unfortunately, i do not find her as pleasant as described here (notedly 8 years ago), almost cold, as she actually smiled when she saw that my pregnancy had no heartbeat. Right after the scan, without so much as a word of sympathy, she wanted me to provide some blood for her to do a blood test and I objected to it as I do not even want to see her again (not after her bedside manner).

Not blaming anyone, and I am sure she has other more satisfied and happier patients, but just need to give a more balanced view, that's all. Dr. Dumps was really better. Professional, yet one can sense sympathy in eyes and manner and not judgmental.
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