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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

You will need to know the first day of your last period. You can use this: https://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy...ate-calculator

Good luck. I'm on week 38 right now. So just went through the whole process for the first time myself.
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

You can calculate it based on the first day of your last menstrual cycle. I'm guessing you took a pregnancy test because this didn't come this month...

If you are in Wädenswil you are close to Horgen See Spital (this is where I gave birth) you can visit the Frauenklinik there, they have good doctors and most of them do speak English.

I can recommend you my doctor if you would rather have your own OBGYN rather than going to the hospital. He is located in Horgen right next to the Bahnhof, I had a very difficult pregnancy and he was extremely helpful. If you feel comfortable seeing a male I would happily give you his information.
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You can also do a DNA test through the mother's blood, but that one is a) not definitive as the amniocentesis is b) must be paid out of your own pocket (costs between 1600 to 2000 chf, depending on how many syndromes you test for).
Accuracy of the NIPT blood tests for Down syndrome actually is comparable to amniocentesis (over 99%) - you can never get to 100% with either method as in rare cases the chromosomal problem is present only in the placenta (where most of the cells in the mothers' blood, or CVS sampling come from), not fetus/amniotic fluid or vice versa. Sometimes even only in some of the fetal tissues (extremely rarely this could lead to inconclusive results even in amniocentesis). Therefore a positive result should always be confirmed with a different method as that method could potentially identify false positives. I paid less than 1000CHF for the panorama test.

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You can calculate it based on the first day of your last menstrual cycle. I'm guessing you took a pregnancy test because this didn't come this month...

If you are in Wädenswil you are close to Horgen See Spital (this is where I gave birth) you can visit the Frauenklinik there, they have good doctors and most of them do speak English.

I can recommend you my doctor if you would rather have your own OBGYN rather than going to the hospital. He is located in Horgen right next to the Bahnhof, I had a very difficult pregnancy and he was extremely helpful. If you feel comfortable seeing a male I would happily give you his information.
Yes please, thanks a lot. I don't mind a male doctor. I'm desperate to find one ASAP though, because today I had lower ab pain and blood. I'm not sure if I'm already having a miscarriage. Yes I took a Clear Blue test and a cross was showing.
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Do not wait to find a doctor, go straight to the emergency department at your nearest hospital. Explain your concerns and they'll check you over to make sure everything's okay.
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

The Frauen-Permanence is a walk-in clinic dealing with gynecological issues at Stadelhofen. I would head over there today if you don't want to go to the hospital, and get yourself checked out. All the best.
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https://www.spitalzollikerberg.ch/frauen-permanence
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

I'm waiting for a GP (always a very long queue) at Zürich HB's walk in clinic. OMG I'm going crazy :/ I have to mention that 2 weeks ago due to a viral nerve injection and severe pains I had to take strong pain killers which was prescribed to me by the GP. I did mention I was trying for baby to the GP. But because my pain was so strong and it was worse after a week of no pain killer, she still suggested me to take them.

And now I don't know if the pain killers had anything to do with a false positive test+a delayed period or a miscarriage. I'm gonna wait for the GP here, and if needed go to the emergency department? (I assume there will be many hours wait there too?)
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I'm waiting for a GP (always a very long queue) at Zürich HB's walk in clinic. OMG I'm going crazy :/ I have to mention that 2 weeks ago due to a viral nerve injection and severe pains I had to take strong pain killers which was prescribed to me by the GP. I did mention I was trying for baby to the GP. But because my pain was so strong and it was worse after a week of no pain killer, she still suggested me to take them.

And now I don't know if the pain killers had anything to do with a false positive test+a delayed period or a miscarriage. I'm gonna wait for the GP here, and if needed go to the emergency department? (I assume there will be many hours wait there too?)
Hang in there and try not to panic, qomototoro. I know, easier said than done. Unless you're experiencing severe pain or bleeding, there's no need to go to the emergency department. Just wait to see a GP or a gynecologist.

Odds are they will take your blood to test for HCG. If for some reason the pee stick was wrong, the blood will tell the true story. Congratulations and keep us posted.
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

GP's urine test was negative today. I'm devastated

But I still need to find a gynaecologist no matter what
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Sorry to hear that
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

I'm so sorry. But don't go down, you can try again

But yes, do find a gynaecologist for your yearly check ups!
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Thanks all. I ended up going to a local male gynaecologist on that day in urgency. After the blood test results came back, he asked me to go back next week for a re-check. I don't think my insurance coverage allows me to seek medical help in other cantons, so I found a female gynaecology clinic in Zurich which has availability for a first consultation in October, just so that in the future I won't have a long waiting period. I checked everything before I left Australia this year, so I don't really need a Pap smear or anything yet. :/ Not looking forward to all the medical bills...
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Not looking forward to all the medical bills...
I can't promise anything, but last time I had a bill from the gynaecologist (for the whole shebang of tests) I paid about 250 chf. It's not cheap, but still survivable
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I don't think my insurance coverage allows me to seek medical help in other cantons, so I found a female gynaecology clinic in Zurich which has availability for a first consultation in October
Thats in over 6 weeks? Im not sure, maybe someone else could advise on this, but if you had a miscarriage, shouldn't you be checked earlier to check if it is complete? I can recommend my practice medix-gruppenpraxis.ch in Zurich Wipkingen, most doctors there speak English. Maybe they could give you an appointment earlier?
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Thats in over 6 weeks? Im not sure, maybe someone else could advise on this, but if you had a miscarriage, shouldn't you be checked earlier to check if it is complete? I can recommend my practice medix-gruppenpraxis.ch in Zurich Wipkingen, most doctors there speak English. Maybe they could give you an appointment earlier?
I agree with this you must be seen and checked with internal scans/ tests within a week not 6 weeks!!
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Postpartum Recovery Questions

Hi everyone,

I looked on the forum, but I didn't see anything about postpartum / after delivery care.

I was wondering what the hospital/midwife will give you for your postpartum care ?

I've seen that they offer " Materialpauschalen für Schwangerschaft, Geburt und Wochenbett ", but what items are included ? Pads, disposable underwear, cooling packs, ointments and medication, breast feeding items ?

Also, I'm looking for Dermoplast spray or Lidocane cream . What would you recommend buying from the pharmacy here ?

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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

In the hospital - apart from all the diapers, wipes and clothes for the baby - I was given pain relief in the form of pills, treatment for the blood loss, iron infusion, and medicaments related to my situation (placenta collapse). I was also given huge pads and throw away net panties. Also a squirty bottle. I left the hospital with a doctor's prescription for all needed medicaments, and for a change I did not have to pay and demand the money back from the insurance, it actually went directly to the insurance (I felt like I was stealing, and asked the lady 5 times if I could really go without paying...).

Something that they did not provide was showering stuff - I was caught without shower gel, and when I was finally allowed a gorgeous shower (OMG IT WAS HEAVEN), I was given a little sample with a stern "tssk tssk" (fortunately husband got me something when he came to the hospital that evening).

I also got a nipple shield and managed to take the bottles used to feed my new born with me.

During the visit of the midwife, she gave me nipple relief pads, but apart from that nothing else apart from advice and the check ups.

I bought extra pads and net panties in the Migros for the time I was out of the hospital.

Apart from stocking on proper pads (not the usual monthly ones, get them really thick ones - they are actually next to the incontinence section, or ask in the pharmacy for post-partum pads), take some shower supplies and if you intend to breastfeed, get the best cream out there - Lansinoh (got a supply from Amazon. which is much cheaper). Everything else, including pain relief, will be prescribed to you after being assessed by the doctor (if you birth in the hospital, that is).
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Also, just an update on my previous post about insurance billing *

I had a pap smear / cancer screening done during the first trimester appointment with my doctor ( at 10 weeks ).

This was billed to my basic insurance, and the reimbursement was denied by my basic insurance.

I sent the bill to my supplemental insurance as they cover gynecological exams, and reimbursement was also denied by my supplemental insurance.

I asked my supplemental insurance why it was refused, and they said it should have been covered under the basic insurance either for the first trimester test or as a general gynecological exam. They told me that basic insurance is supposed to pay for a gynecological exam (including pap smears) once every three years. If you have an exam done between this time it is covered by supplemental insurance.

I explained that it was refused by basic insurance as they claimed it was a preventative procedure. The supplemental insurance asked for a copy of the refusal letter, and later reimbursed my cost for the exam/pap smear !

So, if your gynecological exam / pap smear is denied , try and appeal the decision with your basic insurance and/or supplemental insurance .

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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Thanks so much Helm !!

Good to know they provide all the things for the baby and to bring shower stuff.

Did you get to keep the squirt bottle ? Or should I buy one ?

Wow, wonderful that they gave you a nipple shield and bottles to take home too !

Where can you get the net panties in Migros ? By the sanitary pads ?
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