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visit to Hospital before delivery due date

from the hospital authorities....
what to ask ?? ..what to know ?? ..what to check ?? .. what to ensure ?? ...
so many questions in life
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Old 31.07.2011, 19:53
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what to ask..what to know..what to check.. what to ensure...
so many questions in life
Congratulations! Speaking of "What to ask"......whats your question?
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Re: visit to Hospital before delivery due date

Ask perhaps for an appointment with the midwives and visit the facility ?
Ask them about the different kind of birthing possibilities ?
In the Swiss German hospitals, the midwives take note of the mother's preferences, for instance.
Can you have your baby in your room with you or in the nursery ?
How to register the birth (do they do it or do you ?)
Start inquiring and all the subsequent questions will follow quite naturally
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Re: visit to Hospital before delivery due date

Congratulations!

Check out http://www.thestork.ch/ which will give you some ideas of things that may be important to you! For example, what kind of birth you want to have and whether the hospital would be supportive of this?
Many hospitals offer also an open day where they cover the most important aspects of child birth (at least as far as hospital births are concerned). Alternatively, you can arrange a personal visit where a midwife will show you around and explain the most important things to you.
Think about insurance too and what is covered for you.

All the best during your pregnancy!
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Re: visit to Hospital before delivery due date

thank you so much for the reply..i actually do not want to go for any experiment during delivery...all i want is a normal delivery...
yes here in the hospital they have given us an appointment for the hospital visit...so preparing a questionnaire....
definitely birth certificate and passport are big issues....although i am quiet confident of the procedures here
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thank you so much for the reply..i actually do not want to go for any experiment during delivery...all i want is a normal delivery...
yes here in the hospital they have given us an appointment for the hospital visit...so preparing a questionnaire....
definitely birth certificate and passport are big issues....although i am quiet confident of the procedures here
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It will be the most beautiful moment of your life
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Re: visit to Hospital before delivery due date

If you google you will find some sites - here is an example of one http://www.ivillage.com/hospital-vis...ist/6-a-144675
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Re: visit to Hospital before delivery due date

I had a visit with one of the midwives in the hospital about 6 weeks before the birth, and I was so glad that I did that. More than the pre-birth course or the hospital info session, this was one of the most helpful things to do. Like you, I prepared a list of questions in advance, and these ranged from basic things like what to do and when to call in once contractions began to odd things like: what if my husband gets hungry during labor? Can we order a meal for him? If it lasts a long time and he gets tired, can he sleep in the labor room? My mind was full of questions and concerns, but it helped so much to have a calm, friendly conversation with someone who had seen it all. I also knew that during the labor I wouldn't have the time or the inclination (or the language ability) to ask many questions, so getting them out of the way in advance proved to be an excellent idea. And in fact during labor I found just gathering the strength to say much of anything - in any language other than groaning - was a real challenge. The contractions took all of my concentration, so I was glad that they had already made note of my language preferences (and abilities) and my pain-relief preferences in advance so we didn't have to cover those issues while I was actually giving birth. So my advice would be: ask them anything you don't want to have to talk about while you're concentrating on birthing your baby when the time comes. They will write down your preferences and also probably remind you repeatedly to bring your blood card (at least that's what they did for me!). If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me. And good luck!!
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from the hospital authorities....
what to ask ?? ..what to know ?? ..what to check ?? .. what to ensure ?? ...
so many questions in life
If you are planning to drive to the hospital once labour commences - ask about where to park the car and parking charges

At our local hospital, during the visit, they gave us a couple of tickets that allowed free parking.

Oh, and after the actual birth, your partner/husband (if you have one) will need to show his passport and residential permit so get him to take those.

Good luck!
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Re: visit to Hospital before delivery due date

Congratulations!

I'm not in CH yet, so these questions/suggestions may not be completely transferable... but they are really big for me in the States:

- If you have more than 1 hospital/birthing center near you, visit them all. Having an environment where you feel comfortable is so important!!
- If you want to go drug free (more common there than here... so maybe not so hard to get these things there):
  • what are their regulations for IV/Hep lock
  • can you snack/drink during labor
  • can you labor/push in any position that feels right, both in and OUT of the bed
  • is there any where to walk during labor (in case you get there a bit early)
  • is there access to water? shower/bath for labor/birth - sitting in warm (not hot) water during labor can be a HUGE relief
  • do they have birth balls, etc
  • can you bring a birth plan
  • can you lower the lights for labor and birth?
- in the US, I also ask about C-Section and breastfeeding rates, may be less of an issue there.
- what are the rooming in vs nursery policies
- what kind of breastfeeding help do they have
- what happens when you arrive? how many rooms do you have to go to? (separate labor/delivery rooms?)
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If you are planning to drive to the hospital once labour commences - ask about where to park the car and parking charges

At our local hospital, during the visit, they gave us a couple of tickets that allowed free parking.

Oh, and after the actual birth, your partner/husband (if you have one) will need to show his passport and residential permit so get him to take those.

Good luck!
We should have asked about where to leave the car in an emergency. Hubby didn't use the emergency entrance, thinking it was for ambulances only. We ended up ditching the car at the taxi rank and moved it after the baby was born - she was too quick for a ticket to be issued
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Re: visit to Hospital before delivery due date

thanks to you all.....really very nice and useful information...going to make a consolidated list now..will definitely post once it is ready
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vowwwww......
had an awesome visit to the hospital..really nice one and very educative. they really provided very good information and answered all my questions very patiently..so would like to share my list of questions with you all...might be useful for few of you
LIST OF PERSONAL QUESTIONS:-
1. what to carry with me when coming to the hospital. for self and for baby.
2. choice of independent English speaking mid-wife (who gives you a birth preparation course and comes to visit you at home once you are back from hospital. keeps a check on your's and baby's health). do i have to choose one by myself or the hospital is going to provide me one.
3. availability of wireless connection in the hospital.
4. can your family member get home made food for you in the hospital.
5. what are the visiting hours for the friends.
6. help line number for any further query.
7. emergency parking in case of one.
8. when do i have to provide details of pediatrician for the baby.
9. i need the foot print of the baby in my baby book too.
10. any suggestion for the photographer for the birth certificate.

LIST OF OFFICIAL QUESTIONS:-
1. documents to be carried to hospital at the time of admission
2. documents required for the registration for the baby
3. how many days does it take to get the birth certificate of the baby
4.what is the role of "etat civil"


i hope it helps. and if you need answer to any of the question mentioned above, please feel free to contact. i will be happy to reply.
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