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Re: New expecting mum needing some guide lines from "professional mums"!

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HI dear all

I am pregnant for my first baby and I am overwhelm by the amount of things I need to do!!

I just find out I need to insurance my baby before he is born because if not he wont have any cover from mine.

I also was told to start already to search for a pediatrician in my area, list of taggers mutter, kinder garden places, etc.

I hear I have to register the baby in the geminder for some kind of government economic help.

I should be starting some kind of preparation course, to learn how to control pain , etc.

Most important , I am looking for a nice midwife in the area of Aristau (AG). I have already checked the websites of Hebammen.ch but I can not find one that is close and speak English. I also have contacted some from the Limmatal list , which is great but it seems that there is some kind of regulations (what a surprise!!!) that establish where they can work . So the couple of lovely ladies I spoke with where not register to work in Aristau.

So....Here I am still not being able to find a midwife that speak English or Spanish.

I also was searching for a Doula, even I have to find out first if my insurance cover the cost of DOulas. Did somebody use a doula and the insurance pay?

With my insurance, SAN SAN , is another story, I am trying to find out what is cover by the insurance becasue of maternity but they do not speak English, so I still not sure what is cover , what not. I have been reading some of the post in the English forum that deal with some of this points and it is being helpful, but I need some little help from someone that live in my area and can make some recommendations.

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Hi Carla,

Congratulations!

You need to work out what hospital you will deliver in and they have a list of approved doctors/midwives that can attend the birth with you.

I recommend pregnancy yoga for breathing through pain.

I'm also with SanSan and they have a flyer of the maternity benefits in English though Helsana (the same).

See you sometime soon!
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Old 30.05.2011, 22:49
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Hi,

I can just help with cost of doula. In Fribourg canton two years ago it was 800 CHF, including after birth meeting, but because my doula didnt have enough experience (I was the last one, before she get the certificate) I paid only 300 CHF and get amazing help from her...VBAC case.

So I recommend ask for doula student in your canton...
I will ask you for this doula if the time ever comes, since VBAC it surely will be. A zdravim krajanku. (that's hello in Czipmunk language).

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I've been thinking about this... because for a variety of reasons, I want to do everything in my power to nurse, and I'm worried that longer-term support won't be there if I have problems. It's happened to friends of mine. Can specialists be hired privately, I wonder. Anyway, I'll ask my SIL, who's a midwife at the CHUV in Lausanne and if she gives me useful info, I'll post it here.
ks, don't worry. I will long-term support you. Gota use all the crazy amount of experience I got with this, one way or another. And I am too busy to write a book, hahaha...Really, don't stress. I will also give you a contact if you want for a fab local midwife, a super efficient anglophone, who is really good with the regular lactation routine questions, etc.

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Sure, it's like asking peta if you should become vegetarian.
You sould like you are a nursing expert, Frank.
Comparing Peta to LLL? In case you would like to know more about nursing without any demagogy or pointless selfrighteousness, go to kellymom.com . That's more user friendly than LLL.
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Re: New expecting mum needing some guide lines from "professional mums"!

HI!, how can I find a DOULA student???
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HI!, how can I find a DOULA student???
Ask these folks, I am not sure how old the info is, though.

Doula Association Switzerland
Tel: 0844 789 123
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Re: New expecting mum needing some guide lines from "professional mums"!

If you are already registered with a gynaecologist/OB, they may have a list of local MWs that speak your language - my one did! We attended pre-natal courses organised by an English-speaking MW and she came to visit us at home after we left the hospital. The MWs can visit you free of charge (ie covered by insurance) up to 10 days after the birth (it's not the number of visits but the number of days!), so your days in hospital count towards this. In addition you are entitled to 3 additional breast-feeding consultations (these are for up to 2 years I think after the birth), either by a MW or a BF expert.
I think most hospital have a BF consultant, that you can consult any time. If you find a MW that gives pre-natal classes to foreigners she will prob be able to point you in the direction of paediatricians that speak your language.

It's best to insure your baby before birth, esp if you want to take out complementary insurances as they are not subject to questionnaire. If you will only take basic insurance then prob less of a big deal as by law the baby will have to be insured from birth but you still have the time-frame to do it in.

If you need a place for your baby in a creche then put your name on the lists asap.

You don't need to register the baby with the gemeinde, this will be done by the hospital.

I wanted to BF but unfortunately our baby had other ideas, but I was able to rent a machine from the hospital. It's very hard if you want to do it and it's not possible. In the hospital I had to call the MWs every time for help when I wanted to feed, and at home with every feed turning into a fight, I decided to express my milk and feed with a bottle instead. Although BF is natural, it's not easy to get it right and getting it working is also not just dependent on Mum but on baby as well. My experience has being that we all have ideas about how we want the birth to be and how we will manage the baby after, but things don't always go to plan and so the best is to be informed about every possibility and go with an open mind.
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I will ask you for this doula if the time ever comes, since VBAC it surely will be. A zdravim krajanku. (that's hello in Czipmunk language).
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Thanks a lot !! It is very great info.
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