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Old 29.11.2006, 21:04
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Re: Birth experience in Swiss hospitals/clinics -advice/tips/stories?

Yes it sounds like two completely different ways of doing things...I know of a lot of friends (and relatives) who are Swiss German who have had home births and really natural birth procedures...and it seems to be much more common in the Swiss german part than in the french speaking parts.

Granted though, all the midwives we did talk to at the hospitals/cliniques did say that they would always try and respect the wishes of the mother giving birth as much as possible - ie. if she wants to have a natural birth...but it sounded like certain policies in the hospital/cliniques kind of worked against that a lot of times.

Was a very informative tour! I guess I'll also have a lot more experience/info once I have had my first baby!
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