Well prepared and informed for the birth
Antenatal check-up at 16, 24 and 32 weeks gestation
Antenatal appointments with an experienced midwife
Antenatal appointments with an experienced midwife are possible with low risk pregnancies at 16, 24 and 32 weeks. If at one of the midwife consultations any deviation from normal is detected a doctor would be asked to review the situation. The midwife clinic runs on a Thursday morning from 08:00 until 12:00. These appointments are only available to those who are registered with the hospital Gynecology Obstetric Team.
From 16 weeks gestation you are very welcome to book yourself on line onto one of our Information Evenings. There will be a presentation and one of our lead Obstetricians will be present as well as our lead midwife and the postnatal ward team leader. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions. This is held in German spoken language.
For further information and to make an appointment, please call +41 44 922 21 26
Birth suite appointment from 30 weeks gestation
Individual maternity room tour and preparatory talk
If you and your birthing partner would like a more in-depth conversation regarding the birth and a viewing of the birth suite. At this stage in pregnancy we highly recommend that you book yourselves onto one of our prenatal English spoken courses from 28 weeks gestation.
For further information and to make an appointment, please call +41 44 922 21 30
From 36 weeks onwards
Appointment with the midwives
If you haven’t already, you may take this opportunity to make an appointment with the midwives in the birthing suite should you still have any questions, concerns, wishes for the birth.
This is also the ideal time to make an appointment with our Lactation Consultants should you have any concerns around breastfeeding or wish to learn how to express Colostrum (first milk) due to diabetes or having a planned cesarean section or induction of labor.
Acupuncture belongs to the traditional Chinese medicine. This therapy is based on stimulation of various energy points within the body. As part of birth preparation, acupuncture may shorten the duration of labor and improve birth process. It is recommended from 36 weeks gestation onwards, weekly until birth.
Our experienced midwife offers this service to all mothers who are registered to give birth in Männedorf Hospital.
Cost: first session costs 60 CHF (must be paid in cash), additional appointments 50 CHF. Booked appointments must be cancelled 24 hours prior to appointment otherwise they will be charged.
For further information and to make an appointment, please call +41 44 922 21 55
Monday to Friday 8-10.30 a.m.
Breastfeeding Outpatient Clinic
You can self refer to the Breastfeeding clinic at any time during pregnancy or after the birth. You may wish to discuss previous poor experience, certain breast/nipple conditions, past breast surgery, or need further advise if breastfeeding is not your chosen method of feeding. Our Lactation Consultant can answer any questions and guide and support you which ever path you choose. The following topics may also be an issue for which you require breastfeeding counselling:
- Correct positioning and attachment, laser therapy for sore cracked nipples
- Nipple and breast thrush
- Breast engorgement and breast lumps
- Mastitis (breast infection)
- Increasing milk supply, or reducing milk supply
- Breastfeeding and returning to work, stopping breastfeeding
- Learning how to express colostrum prior to birth
- Learning to breastfeed on discharge from the neonatal unit
You may also contact us in case your baby looses weight again
Appointments by arrangement +41 44 922 21 55
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
In case of emergency, we are available on +41 44 922 21 60
Courses and events for expectant parents
Unsere Hebammen und Ärztinnen freuen sich auf die Gelegenheit, Ihnen unsere vielfältigen Möglichkeiten und Leistungen rund um die Geburt persönlich näher bringen zu dürfen. Sie beantworten an diesem Abend all Ihre Fragen rund um das grosse Ereignis.
Zudem besteht die Möglichkeit, die Räumlichkeiten der Gebär- und Wochenbettabteilung zu besichtigen.
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Prenatal Classes in English
Our English spoken prenatal classes are held on a weekend. Our experienced midwives will lead you through what to expect during pregnancy and how to manage birth. They will explain the postnatal period and how to look after your newborn as well as how to get breastfeeding off to a good start and cope with different scenarios.
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Im dreiteiligen Kurs vermitteln Ihnen unsere diplomierten Hebammen und Stillberaterinnen fundiertes Fachwissen über Schwangerschaft, Geburt, das Wochenbett, den Umgang mit dem Neugeborenen sowie Kniffs und Tricks rund ums Stillen.