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I am considering getting pregnant in Zurich this year. Any advice on where to start first, who to see or recommendations around Zurich would be much appreciated. (English only speaking)

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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

Um... are you looking for a sperm donor? Is that your question?
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No. I am in a long-term relationship and it would be our first time.
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Soooo many possibilities for the direction of this thread
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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

1. Make sure your finances and job prospects are in order
2. Discuss with your partner
3. See a gynocologist to make sure you're ready to go.
4. Try to predict your ovulation times using whatever is on the market nowadays.
5. Have sex
6. Have more sex
7. If you feel tenderness in your breasts, you may be pregnant.
8. If you miss your period, get a pregnancy test.

By the way, this procedure can be used in Germany too.
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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

I'd start in bed, set a decent baseline and then try in different places in the apartment. For the who to see, I suppose from the balcony you could see your neighbours or some randoms people passing by. I can't promise they'd be english speaking though.

I suppose you could also try a doctor if you're looking for some pointers. They call it a doctors practice for multiple reasons.
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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

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1. Make sure your finances and job prospects are in order
2. Discuss with your partner
3. See a gynocologist to make sure you're ready to go.
4. Try to predict your ovulation times using whatever is on the market nowadays.
5. Have sex
6. Have more sex
7. If you feel tenderness in your breasts, you may be pregnant.
8. If you miss your period, get a pregnancy test.

By the way, this procedure can be used in Germany too.
All of the above and make sure you have good medical cover in place, pregnancy care and birth is expensive here, also once you are pregnant set up health care for the unborn child.

I think this procedure can be applied globally(except the health care maybe)
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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

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All of the above and make sure you have good medical cover in place, pregnancy care and birth is expensive here
All covered under the required basic insurance.

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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

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No. I am in a long-term relationship and it would be our first time.
Okay, good. I'm not sure what your question is.

There is, however, a bumper thread about pregancy, over here:
I am pregnant: What to expect when expecting in Switzerland.
https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...itzerland.html

Also, a recent thread called: Health insurance for a newborn? (to which the answer is very definitely "Yes!")
https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...e-newborn.html
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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

Start with taking folic acid immediately.
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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

Don't try to figure out if you can afford to have children. You can't. But somehow you manage. If you have sex once a day there's no point in trying to find an optimal time in your cycle. In fact such things can lead to stress - just enjoy the sex.

Folic acid yes. I understand finding a suitable doctor can take some time, so probably that needs to be done up front.

But the main thing is plenty of sex. If you're reasonably young and healthy I can't see any point in doing anything else. If you're still not pregnant in a year, then may get an ovultion kit, talk to a doctor etc.
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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

I'd suggest first - check if you in the right country - it's very common mistake
a) Switzerland
b) Sweden

See the difference below & reconsider
- having children
- changing country

as mix you to have may be quite explosive in terms of budget deficit.
Childcare costs :

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child

Sweden - 1,357.79 kr. (146.34 Fr)
Switzerland - 20,936.53 kr (2,256.57 Fr)
Difference. : +1,441.96 %

International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

Sweden - 23,584.13 kr kr. (2,541.93 Fr.)
Switzerland - 258,666.21 krkr (27,879.39 Fr.)
Difference. : +996.78 %

So it's could be expensive to mistake Switzerland for Sweden.
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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

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No. I am in a long-term relationship and it would be our first time.

in which case the method is the same here - it doesn't really matter where you live.
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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

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I'd suggest first - check if you in the right country - it's very common mistake
a) Switzerland
b) Sweden

See the difference below & reconsider
- having children
- changing country

as mix you to have may be quite explosive in terms of budget deficit.
Childcare costs :

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child

Sweden - 1,357.79 kr. (146.34 Fr)
Switzerland - 20,936.53 kr (2,256.57 Fr)
Difference. : +1,441.96 %

International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

Sweden - 23,584.13 kr kr. (2,541.93 Fr.)
Switzerland - 258,666.21 krkr (27,879.39 Fr.)
Difference. : +996.78 %

So it's could be expensive to mistake Switzerland for Sweden.
Is the OP based in Sweden?
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Is the OP based in Sweden?
The poster was using sWITzerland as amusement.
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No. I am in a long-term relationship and it would be our first time.
Since you're not married, look into the various rules for your home country(ies) - things like parental rights, citizenship rights, etc. In Switzerland there are also rather specific rules about the child's last name. Do a search here on the Forum, you'll see it's quite an interesting topic.
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Re: Getting pregnant in Switzerland ...

There is also something to check about additional health insurance that would cover your baby after birth. Of course it's covered off standard health insurance and that is sufficient however there is cases where you may want to consider additional insurance prior you get pregnant.

Have a fun making baby - it be something to remember forever

Quote - not translated on purpose - please allow for exception here

"Zusatzversicherungen – wenn möglich vor der Geburt
Für die Aufnahme in eine gewünschte Zusatzversicherung können die Krankenkassen auch bei Babys die Aufnahme verweigern (z.B. wenn ab Geburt eine Krankheit vorliegt). Wenn Sie Zusatzversicherungen abschliessen wollen, sollte dies also vorgeburtlich geschehen – sofern Ihre Krankenkasse dies anbietet."

https://www.ch.ch/de/krankenversicherung-baby/
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