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Old 03.01.2011, 23:09
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Thanks for the thoughts.
We also thought about it. I am mean we have no idea but somehow we thought it could be good. It belongs to the story that the some people from the uni spital also recommended the bruderholz. We just do not know if they can deal with the delivery of twins.
By the way, what is the C-Section? Sorry for being blond but I really do not know
I found my doc there who is following me during my pregnancy and she is a lovely woman. I didn't visit the hospital yet beside going to my appointments but I am feeling confident with what my friends told me.

The C-Section is the delivery by surgery, they open the abdomen to release the baby. They usually do that when the mother and baby are at risks and nowadays they do it also for twins delivery. Apparently the old natural method to deliver a baby doesn't fit on the twins delivery anymore....
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I went to Universtity hospital of Basel for my first delivery and I don't want to go there ever again. So this time, I am going to give birth in Bruderholz hospital in Baselland. I can't tell you myself but I have plenty of friends who went there to give birth (naturally or C-Section) and they are all very pleased with their experiences.
Anyway, just congratulation for the next round , wishing you all the best!
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Old 03.01.2011, 23:11
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Anyway, just congratulation for the next round , wishing you all the best!
You too! And best of luck with twins!

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I found my doc there who is following me during my pregnancy and she is a lovely woman. I didn't visit the hospital yet beside going to my appointments but I am feeling confident with what my friends told me.

The C-Section is the delivery by surgery, they open the abdomen to release the baby. They usually do that when the mother and baby are at risks and nowadays they do it also for twins delivery. Apparently the old natural method to deliver a baby doesn't fit on the twins delivery anymore....
If I get it right you have one doc in the bruderholz, and she is going to be your delivering doc too. How is that? Do you chose the doc or you get someone at your first visit?

Re the C-Section, dou you have an idea how they cut the abdomen? Vertically or horizontally(so called bikini-cut).
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If I get it right you have one doc in the bruderholz, and she is going to be your delivering doc too. How is that? Do you chose the doc or you get someone at your first visit?

Re the C-Section, dou you have an idea how they cut the abdomen? Vertically or horizontally(so called bikini-cut).
I had my own gyne and I wasn't really happy with her. For the 12 weeks screening tests, I went to the hospital to have them done there and I was with her. She was very nice, open and warm so I called back later for an other appointment and I asked her to become her patient for the whole pregnancy and delivery. She does both naturally and C-section, so I felt in very good hands.

I believe that the vertical cut isn't made much anymore. They may performed it under very urgent situation but on a planned C-section they do the bikini cut which is pretty small at the end. I heard that they don't cut the muscles anymore but pull them on each side to let the baby pass. Which speed up the recovery process. I have no idea if this method is performed there. They do hospital visits I think once a month, you should call them and ask to come for the next visit, you'll get all the infos you need!
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I had my own gyne and I wasn't really happy with her. For the 12 weeks screening tests, I went to the hospital to have them done there and I was with her. She was very nice, open and warm so I called back later for an other appointment and I asked her to become her patient for the whole pregnancy and delivery. She does both naturally and C-section, so I felt in very good hands.

I believe that the vertical cut isn't made much anymore. They may performed it under very urgent situation but on a planned C-section they do the bikini cut which is pretty small at the end. I heard that they don't cut the muscles anymore but pull them on each side to let the baby pass. Which speed up the recovery process. I have no idea if this method is performed there. They do hospital visits I think once a month, you should call them and ask to come for the next visit, you'll get all the infos you need!
I am also not really convinced by my gyne. I will be in w20 for the next appointment, probably I can make appointment to the BHolz. Would you mind giving me the name of your doc there? Or some helping points to find her between the team members ? I can see not only one women there

I have been so far in the uni spital. They have been very good up to now but after the w12 I must have gone to the convencional gyne and now I do not feel safe anymore. I have already received the advice going to BH, well, now it is time to make this step.
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Old 04.01.2011, 00:03
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I am also not really convinced by my gyne. I will be in w20 for the next appointment, probably I can make appointment to the BHolz. Would you mind giving me the name of your doc there? Or some helping points to find her between the team members ? I can see not only one women there

I have been so far in the uni spital. They have been very good up to now but after the w12 I must have gone to the convencional gyne and now I do not feel safe anymore. I have already received the advice going to BH, well, now it is time to make this step.
Have good night
In the Uni hospital I had a pretty bad birth experience and I heard plenty of other girls like me who had something similar. The after care was great but the birth itself was too long and risky and not taking in hands faster.

I'll pm you my Doc's name.

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Re: Birth experience in Swiss hospitals/clinics -advice/tips/stories?

Homebirth support group

I'm seriously contemplating a home birth and wondered if anyone is interested in forming an informal support group?

It's just too easy to find nay-sayers so I'd like to get in touch with people who have a more open-minded and positive approach and are willing to share their knowledge and experience of homebirthing in Switzerland.
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Old 10.01.2011, 20:07
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Re: Birth experience in Swiss hospitals/clinics -advice/tips/stories?

If you can choose, then I highly recommend Hirslanden in Zurich. My wife did csection there in Sept. Absolutley amazing service all around. I have done 2 surgeries there myself. I would hate to think of going anywhere else. It is a spa of a hospital if ever there was one.
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Old 10.01.2011, 20:32
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Re: Birth experience in Swiss hospitals/clinics -advice/tips/stories?

I had two hospital births and our third was hospital-supported homebirth. There were no serious complications with any of my births, unless you count tearing the ureter by trying to pull a still-inflated catheter out (whilst under epidural so I had no idea how much damage they were doing)..

If anyone wants to talk specifically homebirth, I'm happy to talk about it, but I'm not going to join in on any pro/cons debate, (you are welcome to PM me to ask about it)...

I think most people go into birth making decisions based on the best possible information available to them - my only comment is that birth doesn't automatically require an obstetrician - none of my births were attended by an obstetrician, because at the hospital where my children were born, obstetricians were only involved if the midwives thought surgery might be necessary, or if the woman requested one...and I had no reason for surgery, and felt perfectly confident with my midwives...

actually, just by coincidence, one of the midwives who delivered my first child at the hospital, was the senior midwife who supervised my homebirth, 8 years later...
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Homebirth support group

I'm seriously contemplating a home birth and wondered if anyone is interested in forming an informal support group?

It's just too easy to find nay-sayers so I'd like to get in touch with people who have a more open-minded and positive approach and are willing to share their knowledge and experience of homebirthing in Switzerland.
I would not take the risk of any complications. We will go in to hospital.
However I do not mind if anyone else does it differently
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If you can choose, then I highly recommend Hirslanden in Zurich. My wife did csection there in Sept. Absolutley amazing service all around. I have done 2 surgeries there myself. I would hate to think of going anywhere else. It is a spa of a hospital if ever there was one.
We can't choose, we stay in BL
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I would not take the risk of any complications. We will go in to hospital.
However I do not mind if anyone else does it differently
I hope you got good results with all the informations I gave you via PM.
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Old 05.04.2011, 10:08
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Birth in Switzerland: Your funny story!

We have so many pregnant girls on the forum right now, I was thinking to cheer them up with some funny stories we had in our birth experiences.

We are always ready to tell how hard and difficult it was and I am sure they heard plenty of horrible stories.

I'll start:

My labor began with the lost of the water. It was midnight and lucky me, I was in the bathroom so I didn't have a mess to clean after. When it happened and realised what it was, I was laughing so hard that I couldn't stop. Hubby who was in the living room asked me what was going on and I told him.

Him- Are you sure?
Me- Eh.... I just been into the bathroom, I didn't pee on myself....

I went into the shower. Washed hair, etc. came out and I see him going around like a maniac putting papers together, preparing bag, etc. I told him to relax, go to bed and sleep, it wouldn't start right away anyway.

Didn't take long, he was snoring... I couldn't sleep (no shit) so I was on the forum chatting. When the contractions kicked in, I called the hospital and they told me to take my time, rest, have a breakfast and come in the morning around 6-7 am.

The contractions were on and off so 20 something hours later (from the water loss) they told me to walk as much as possible to help the contractions to kick in since they weren't enough strong to actually progress into ''proper'' labor. So around 10 pm, we left the Uni hospital and walk to Markplatz and Barfi. Stopping every now and then with a :

-Wait..... arrrrg!............Nope, finish, keep walking... kind of contraction.

We met a friend couple in the street and it was so funny to see their face when they asked us what was up with us. I guess it is not what we are used to see about labor, isn't it? My parents on the phone were freaking out to know we were walking in the city while in labor (kind of)!

After, they had to induce and the funny story finish there !

Your turn!
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Old 05.04.2011, 10:14
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Thread merge ahead, watch out!

I am expecting loads of practical tips, too, so let's keep it all at one place.
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Thread merge ahead, watch out!

I am expecting loads of practical tips, too, so let's keep it all at one place.
Oh God! The reason I started a new thread was to avoid it to become pratical tips and bad stories.

It was only for FUNNY STORIES!
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Old 05.04.2011, 10:27
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I have two funny tales of my labour and the rest of it isn't worth mentioning

The first one was when my waters broke. I had started getting contractions 11 hours before (the proper ones and not the mild ones ). I had my ex with me who was happily having a sleep on the bay window in the delivery room. I was in agony and angrily shouted to him to get his butt over to the bedside so I could at least try and break his hand. As he walked past the end of the bed, my waters chose to break covering him from head to toe I was thrilled, he was less so, especially when he realised some had gone in his mouth

The second tale was that I was one of those girls that was horrified at the thought of "doing a number two" during labour. So with my contractions coming every few minutes and at 7cm dilated, I crawled army style (well kind of sideways army style ) across the delivery room floor to get to the bathroom. I could barely stand at this point and had been given no meds so I still have no idea how I did it. The nurses were freaking out and begging me to get back on the bed and at least not shut the bathroom door. Being a girl of some modesty (well at least back then before all dignity had been lost) there was no way I was going to listen to them (and to be fair I am a little headstrong most of the time - oh ok VERY headstrong) but nevertheless I successfully managed to have the bubs with no "accidents" on the bed
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...but nevertheless I successfully managed to have the bubs with no "accidents" on the bed
How many? You had twins?
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How many? You had twins?
No just the one and that is more than enough

Sorry, missed the correct punctuation
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I have two funny tales of my labour and the rest of it isn't worth mentioning

The first one was when my waters broke. I had started getting contractions 11 hours before (the proper ones and not the mild ones ). I had my ex with me who was happily having a sleep on the bay window in the delivery room. I was in agony and angrily shouted to him to get his butt over to the bedside so I could at least try and break his hand. As he walked past the end of the bed, my waters chose to break covering him from head to toe I was thrilled, he was less so, especially when he realised some had gone in his mouth
How tall is your ex?
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