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Old 05.04.2011, 12:43
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Re: Birth experience in Swiss hospitals/clinics -advice/tips/stories?

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It was only for FUNNY STORIES!
I'm not sure if this counts as a funny story, more a story of teamwork ...

I most comfortable on the birthing ball, with my hubby behind me supporting my weight and massaging my back progressively lower as baby descended. This went on for at least 4 hours, so he was as exhausted as me. I was soooo grateful for that massaging!!

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...... at least not shut the bathroom door. Being a girl of some modesty (well at least back then before all dignity had been lost)......
yep.
thats about the size of it.

I still cant get over them still calling you "Sie" after they've had their hands up your bits..
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Old 05.04.2011, 14:12
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How tall is your ex?
He's not short that's for sure.

I'm not going to go into further details though as how it happened as last time I did something like that I ended up in "EF post of the day"
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Old 02.05.2011, 16:06
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Hirslanden or Bethanien

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if there was anyone out there who has given birth in both(or one) of these hospitals (Bethanien Klinik, Hirslanden Klinik in Bagristl? What made you chose between them/ or the particular hospital? Any advise/comments will be highly appreciated.

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Old 02.05.2011, 16:08
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Re: Hirslanden or Bethanien

I had a choice between these two clinics and chose Hirslanden. I don't remember why though :-) I was very happy with Hirslanden and can warmly recommend it.
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Old 02.05.2011, 16:34
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Re: Hirslanden or Bethanien

Another thumbs up for Hirslanden. Courteous and attentive staff and they let me have a beer after busting a gut in the delivery suite.
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Old 02.05.2011, 17:54
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Another thumbs up for Hirslanden. Courteous and attentive staff and they let me have a beer after busting a gut in the delivery suite.

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Walked in and got immediate attention. Spoke English, 3 staff dealt with me, no waiting times. I could not have asked for better care.
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Old 02.05.2011, 20:14
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Re: Hirslanden or Bethanien

I have experience with Hirslanden and can only but recommend it. The decision point was their neonatology department - so if need be they have it in house. Other hospitals would rely on the one at Unispital, which means a transport in a possible critical condition. Not that I was anticipating something during the birth, but one never knows.
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Old 03.05.2011, 10:21
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Re: Birth experience in Swiss hospitals/clinics -advice/tips/stories?

Thank you all for your replies!
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Re: Birth experience in Swiss hospitals/clinics -advice/tips/stories?

Hello everybody,

This is my first time using this website. I have got a question and hope some of you can offer an answer:

My girlfriend and I are expecting a baby in March next year. We are not married and we intend to remain this way. I live in Switzerland on a B permit and basic health insurance. My girlfriend lives in E.U and she only wants to come here deliver the baby. Do any of you know if in this case she has to pay the expenses on her own? do the government pay anything at all? can my insurance cover anything even though we are not officially married?

I appreciate any kind of suggestions>>

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

I read that in Switzerland you have to ask one year earlier to your insurance to be put into a private warden in the hospital, this is because they want to avoid people willing the private warden only to give birth and then not anymore.

However, I was wondering, if you plan to have a high franchise, is it worth to pay the insurance for 1 year and then get the private warden if and when you get pregnant, or is it less expensive to just pay that when you give birth out of your pocket?
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