Pregnancy

Check-ups during pregnancy

«I've made an appointment with my gynaecologist for my first antenatal check-up. Will everything be okay? I can't wait to find out whether the first ultrasound will already show something.»

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You'll have regular appointments with your gynaecologist during your pregnancy, around every four to six weeks. If it's your first child and you suffer no complications during your pregnancy, it is reasonable to have around eight antenatal check-ups leading up to the birth. Should you have a sudden, uneasy feeling, arrange for an interim check-up. Better to have one check-up too many than one too few. You should expect the first doctor's appointment to take a little more time as the initial examinations are particularly thorough.

Watching the embryo grow

From the ultrasound pictures you can watch the tiny embryo developing into a little person. You'll find that you're building up a close relationship with your baby even at this early stage. Did you know that the baby's heart starts to beat around the fourth week of pregnancy?

What can Helsana do for you?

Your basic insurance covers eight antenatal check-ups and two ultrasound tests. Once you have given birth, you are entitled to three breastfeeding consultations with your midwife under your basic insurance.

Problems with varicose veins in your legs can arise during pregnancy. Around 30% of expectant mothers suffer from them in their first pregnancy. This number rises to 55% for women who have had several pregnancies. Wearing supportive or compression stockings can be an effective remedy. You'll receive a contribution to these from your basic insurance.

Pregnancy

Basic insurance
Examinations and consultations
Check-ups and ultrasound examinations
  • For a regular pregnancy, you are entitled to seven check-ups carried out by a doctor or six examinations by a midwife.
  • We will also reimburse you for two ultrasound examinations carried out by a doctor.
  • For a high-risk pregnancy, you will receive the costs of all necessary check-ups and ultrasound examinations.
Breastfeeding guidance
  • You receive 3 sessions of breastfeeding guidance from a midwife or specially trained nursing staff. In case of multiple births, you receive up to 2 additional guidance sessions.
  • Breastfeeding guidance replaces the breastfeeding allowance. This was abolished with the 1996 revision of the Health Insurance Act.

SANA
75% up to CHF 500.–

CHF 500 is the total amount payable to cover all preventative treatment measures.

In addition to the pregnancy-related benefits included in the basic insurance, you will 75% of the costs of additional ultrasound examinations up to CHF 500 per calendar year .


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COMPLETA
90% up to CHF 750.–

CHF 750 is the total amount payable to cover all preventative treatment measures.

In addition to the pregnancy-related benefits included in the basic insurance, you will 90% of the costs of additional ultrasound examinations up to a maximum of CHF 750 per calendar year .


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COMPLETA

Medical aids and equipment

Basic insurance
According to list

You receive the costs of medically prescribed aids and apparatus, such as crutches, blood-sugar measuring devices, inhalation/respiration therapy equipment and compression stockings, up to the maximum amount specified by law.

This is on condition that the medical aids are listed in the aids and equipment list and that you obtain them from an authorised provider.


TOP
90% up to CHF 1,000 / Fixed amount

You receive 90% of the costs of medically prescribed aids and equipment that improve restricted body functions, such as blood pressure monitors and orthopaedic shoe inserts, up to CHF 1,000 per year.

This is on condition that the aids and equipment are recognised by us.

For reusable aids, you receive costs up to the fixed amount. You can find these in the list of reusable aids and equipment.


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COMPLETA
90% up to CHF 1,500 / Fixed amount

You receive 90% of the costs of medically prescribed aids and equipment that improve restricted body functions, such as blood pressure monitors and orthopaedic shoe inserts, up to CHF 1,500 per year.

This is on condition that the aids and equipment are recognised by us.

For reusable aids, you receive costs up to the fixed amount. You can find these in the list of reusable aids and equipment.


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COMPLETA
PRIMEO
Excess amount

Applies if you also receive a contribution from basic insurance.

You do not receive any contributions for excesses of other social insurance institutions such as AHV or disability insurance.

If the benefits you receive for medical aids from your basic insurance are not enough to cover the entire cost, you receive up to CHF 5,000 per year towards the uncovered part of the cost.


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OMNIA
90% up to CHF 1,000 / Fixed amount

You receive 90% of the costs of medically prescribed aids and equipment that improve restricted body functions, such as blood pressure monitors and orthopaedic shoe inserts, up to CHF 1,000 per year.

This is on condition that the aids and equipment are recognised by us.

For reusable aids, you receive costs up to the fixed amount. You can find these in the list of reusable aids and equipment.


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OMNIA