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Old 21.03.2019, 19:13
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

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...So your basic health care covered your elective CS?
I hope docneti will receive a message that you've posted on this thread and come back with more info.

In the meantime, this part of your post caught my eye. Docneti said the C-section was planned. Planned does not necessarily mean elective.

Planned can be because the doctor has determined it's best for mother and/or baby to do a C-section at a specific time rather than waiting for mother to go into labor.

Elective is because the mother wants it for one reason or another.

I don't know what the general feeling is in Switzerland with respect to elective C-sections. Perhaps some other folks will come along and share their experiences as well.
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

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Here's what I did:




1. Print the law and yellow mark those relevant articles.
2. Go to the clinic and speak to someone in the billing department (not to the nurse; one does not know what the other do)
3. They will tell you the same, that they can't change bills because of this and that. What they did in my case (what they need to do) is to send a negative bill with the amount they already charged and a new one stating the pregnancy. So the balance is 0 but the insurance must pay you back.
4. Still they will be reluctant to do so. Just insist in the fact that by law they must do it. Offer them to have a look to the paragraphs you have with you.
5. After like 15 minutes it should be solved and the billing responsible should have realized they need to do this.


Important: Just stay calm and relax. You have the law with you.

Just as a way of update, I managed to get the blood tests and some of the consultations reimbursed (post 8 weeks). The earlier consultation my doctor decided it was 'inconclusive' as pregnancy so were rejected.

My doctor has been very helpful, so I didn't want to push too hard for the earlier invoice, better to focus on a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby...
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Brilliant post - thanks for all the helpful information! I'm familiar with the UK system where all costs are pretty much taken care of so good to understand the requirements here.

A friend of mine had a fairly normal pregnancy and was signed off for 50% and 100% in the last two months respectively. Unlike the UK, this time doesn't come out of your maternity leave period.
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Here is a website of the Swiss Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.
It contains various info (also with regard to Corona/Covid-19), some in Swiss languages, and some links to English-language info (scroll down).
https://www.sggg.ch/news/detail/1/co...hwangerschaft/
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Here, there is a special section (scroll down) of FAQs about pregnancy and Covid-19.
https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...te-fragen.html

This is the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

If you go to emergency for pregnancy related issue before the 13th week, it will not be covered by insurance.

I thought I miscarried so I went to Triemli hospital. They checked blood, urine and did ultrasound. I got billed ~700 chf for that. And got a letter ~ 1.5 months late saying that they found some bacteria and I had to use a medication Fortunately that bacteria was nothing serious.
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Dear All,
Does anyone know of prenatal course in Bern or Belp In English or Italian?
Thank you in advance for your help
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

I’ve just found out I’m pregnant and have no idea where to even start with appointments. I live near Nyon and don’t currently speak any French. I am assuming I need to first book an appointment with a gynaecologist and they will sort appointments from there? Can anyone suggest any English speaking contacts I could use?
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

This is my first pregnancy. Currently 21 weeks. What can I expect to be included at the hospital (or not included...) during/after delivery? i.e. Diapers, belly bands, feminine hygiene produts, baby products... should I be packing everything needed for the multiday stay for baby and me or should I bring only the basic clothing stuff and car seat? I have never been in a Swiss hospital in the 3 years I've been here and even coming from Canada I am not close to someone who has given birth recently in either country. Thanks for answers and time. Happy Holidays!
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

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This is my first pregnancy. Currently 21 weeks. What can I expect to be included at the hospital (or not included...) during/after delivery? i.e. Diapers, belly bands, feminine hygiene produts, baby products... should I be packing everything needed for the multiday stay for baby and me or should I bring only the basic clothing stuff and car seat? I have never been in a Swiss hospital in the 3 years I've been here and even coming from Canada I am not close to someone who has given birth recently in either country. Thanks for answers and time. Happy Holidays!
I did bring all of those but you don't need any. Mine was a private hospital. They basically offer things like you were walking on the street and suddenly came for a delivery :-)

I still prefer my products, but did use some of the items they offered as they were imo better than mine (but for most products not). Anyways, there was nothing of bad quality. And they do know what one may need very good!

You do need a car seat though IMO just call the hospital you plan to give birth in and ask if there's something you're unsure about.
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Re: I am pregnant – What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

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This is my first pregnancy. Currently 21 weeks. What can I expect to be included at the hospital (or not included...) during/after delivery? i.e. Diapers, belly bands, feminine hygiene produts, baby products... should I be packing everything needed for the multiday stay for baby and me or should I bring only the basic clothing stuff and car seat? I have never been in a Swiss hospital in the 3 years I've been here and even coming from Canada I am not close to someone who has given birth recently in either country. Thanks for answers and time. Happy Holidays!
I would say take your own feminine hygiene products (I'm really specific about this stuff, but maybe not everyone is like that), the rest are OK. Good luck!

Oh yes, and a car seat!!!!!!! It's worth investing in the best thing you can find, you're gonna use this stuff.
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