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Old 20.01.2014, 12:48
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Re: Supplementary insurance while being pregnant ("existing condition")

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I don't think that's much of an issue here (though I'm sure it is in other countries). I've had two children in Switzerland under the basic insurance. For the first, I was given a labor room even though I was only 2 cm dilated (and I'd be there for 12 more hours before the birth). I wasn't rushed to deliver, and it was a complicated birth, attended in the end by two head doctors. I also needed a whole lot of stitches afterwards...

I have heard stories from two friends who felt rushed at Unispital in Zurich, but I think that's more of an issue with them being more surgical than other hospitals, rather than a public/private issue (since both women were on private insurance).
In which hospital did you give birth?
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