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Old 02.07.2012, 13:53
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Re: Cross Border Baby :) ???

I dont think its clinical.

I think its realistic.

Yes, baby making is about love and all that crap ... but there are so many practicalities. These wouldnt be an issue if i was in my own country but i am not. So, i think its best to educate yourself first... instead of stressing myself
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Old 02.07.2012, 15:24
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Re: Cross Border Baby :) ???

Why are you so against having the baby in France since that's where you actually live?
It would seem like by far the easiest option to me.
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Old 02.07.2012, 15:42
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Re: Cross Border Baby :) ???

Our twins were born in Switzerland, my partner lived here and had BUPA, cost for a C section and delivery of twins plus a week in hospital was CHF16K (9 years ago). BUPA paid and it wasn't a problem. The Gemeinde then got onto us about not having Swiss Insurance!
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.... just dont want to go to France!
I'm sure you have your reasons, and it's fine. But France has a birth rate of 2,01 in 2010. That means 802 224 babies survived French doctors that year. Not bad for a third world country.

The only experience I have is also with illness, I had to do the translation work for a friend: The French insurance are very experienced in that transborder field, just ask them directly, they'll tell you. Just remember to write down the names of people you talk to for further reference. Not only in France.
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Old 02.07.2012, 22:48
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Re: Cross Border Baby :) ???

Good advise! Thanks for that.

I have a couple friends here who had their babies in France and well honestly... the staff in the hospital (that i would have to use) sound ... unplesent. . . .

Also, like a said before, (i dont drive) the swiss hospital is one i would be able to get to if i had to on my own and am much more comfortable with the language... plus.... i just like switzerland the most!!!!! lol
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Re: Cross Border Baby :) ???

Hi, sorry I cannot help with the insurance technicalities. I am not trying to make your life more complicated, but have you considered how you will be travelling across the border with your baby when returning back home? I fear getting a passport and/or ID card issued might take some time and technically the baby will need travel documents to be able to travel with you.

It might be advisable to check whether the birth certificate is a viable substitute document. But again, it took more then a week to get ours when our baby was born in CH so you will need to calculate some time in.
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Hi, sorry I cannot help with the insurance technicalities. I am not trying to make your life more complicated, but have you considered how you will be travelling across the border with your baby when returning back home? I fear getting a passport and/or ID card issued might take some time and technically the baby will need travel documents to be able to travel with you.

It might be advisable to check whether the birth certificate is a viable substitute document. But again, it took more then a week to get ours when our baby was born in CH so you will need to calculate some time in.
That's a good point but you do get quite a bit of time in the maternity wing of the hospital after the baby is born. In Switzerland they call it the "Wochenbett" (Bed week) and if you have a C-section it's common to stay there for up to 10 days so if she needed to arrange a passport for the baby, although it would be a bit of a mad scramble, it would probably be do-able.
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Old 03.07.2012, 10:16
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Hi, sorry I cannot help with the insurance technicalities. I am not trying to make your life more complicated, but have you considered how you will be travelling across the border with your baby when returning back home? I fear getting a passport and/or ID card issued might take some time and technically the baby will need travel documents to be able to travel with you.

It might be advisable to check whether the birth certificate is a viable substitute document. But again, it took more then a week to get ours when our baby was born in CH so you will need to calculate some time in.
1) France-CH are in the Schengen zone, so technically you don't really need ID to cross borders

2) the hospital give you an abbreviated birth certificate when you leave which can act as ID until the real one arrives - at least they did for us the last 3 times - it is just a scrap of coloured card and I nearly threw it away until I realised what it was!
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Re: Cross Border Baby :) ???

All I can contribute to the topic is this: When we had our baby at Bruderholz, there were a lot of German women (from even as far away as Freiburg), who wanted to have and had their babies delivered in Basel. So, it should be possible and even common to do so.
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Old 03.07.2012, 19:12
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Re: Cross Border Baby :) ???

The hospital i want in Basel has an open day in September. So will go speak with them

As for the whole passport thing... i think I have been asked a total of 4 times for my passport over the last 6 years and that was when sitting on a bus. I have never been asked coming from Switzerland into France.

I know it would probably be wasier to have aa baby in France but.... i love the Swiss way of doing things, their effeciency and ..... top class health care!
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