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Old 29.01.2007, 12:59
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Re: Birth experience in Swiss hospitals/clinics -advice/tips/stories?

Dan, I thought that i would add that if you just have the basic insurance then you are not able to go to the clinic hospitals that most expats go to but can only go to the state hospital. Also if you just have the basic insurance your wife will be delivered by whomever is on duty at the time at the state hospital. If you go for the complementary insurance, which you can do arriving here and being pregnant already, then you will be seen to by a OB\GYN all through the pregnancy and they will be the one who delivers you too not just anybody. BIG bonus.

On the subject of home\water births..... Just wanted to add that the French side of CH does not readily embrace home or water births but it is quite largely accepted in the German part. You can find water\home births in the French side but dont expect it to be an easy task or well supported.
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