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Preparing for a birth in Switzerland

Hi all, I wonder, what was the most difficult when getting ready for a birth here in Switzerland? What did most surprise you? What should I care about?
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Re: Preparing for a birth in Switzerland

..I never gave birth, however generally speaking, I would suggest that you watch the last series of Grey's Anatomy and always shoot for the middle. Good luck and much success in all your endeavors.
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Re: Preparing for a birth in Switzerland

I gave birth here in Switzerland two weeks ago and had an extremely positive experience with the doctor, midwife, and hospital. In advance it can be helpful to identify a midwife who can visit you at home after the birth through Family Start or similar. You should also think about what you want for delivery - water birth? epidural? so you are ready with an answer when the hospital asks. And, also good to understand the benefits under your insurance policy related to birth because you won't have energy to look into it later!
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Re: Preparing for a birth in Switzerland

Get your paperwork in order for registering the birth, obtaining the passport and whatever else you need for your home country. With our first baby we ran into a small problem that could be only be resolved at the embassy. So I went with our 2 week old kid. It wasn't the end of the world but I would have rather stayed home that day then deal with the embassy.
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Re: Preparing for a birth in Switzerland

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Hi all, I wonder, what was the most difficult when getting ready for a birth here in Switzerland? What did most surprise you? What should I care about?
There are a lot of threads already about this; please have a look using the search function at top right corner of the screen.
To get you started this one by Helm is probably the best as she's kindly gathered together a ton of useful information and tried to cover most aspects of pregnancy and childbirth here.
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