Pregnancy

First signs of pregnancy

«I feel different to normal today. Tired, a bit dizzy. Sometimes I feel a bit sick. My period is also a few days late. What's wrong with me?»

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There are various early signs of pregnancy. However, feeling tired or sick doesn't necessarily mean that you're pregnant. You may also miss a period for other reasons. For example, if you're stressed or taking certain medications.

Typical signs of pregnancy are:

  • Missed period
  • Changes to the nipples
  • Sickness and vomiting
  • Food cravings
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Increased urination
  • Circulatory problems and tiredness
  • Raised basal temperature

It's best to find out for certain as quickly as possible. Modern pregnancy tests are fairly reliable. If the test turns out to be positive, you should make an appointment with your gynaecologist.

What can Helsana do for you?

You can obtain a pregnancy test from a pharmacy of your choice or order one online from the Zur Rose online pharmacy with a 10% discount.

You can contact your gynaecologist directly.

If you've concluded the basic insurance BeneFit PLUS Telemedicine, please contact the Medgate Telemedicine Centre on the toll-free number 0800 800 090 before consulting a doctor.

If you've concluded PREMED-24, please call the toll-free number 0800 773 633 before consulting a doctor.

Choice of doctor

Basic insurance
Free choice of doctor in canton of residence.

If you have selected an alternative insurance model, the following applies instead:

  • BeneFit PLUS Family Doctor option: You always contact your selected family doctor (or group practice). If necessary, your family doctor or group practice will refer you to a specialist or hospital.
  • BeneFit PLUS Telemedicine option: You always contact the doctors of the Medgate Centre for Telemedicine. If necessary, the Medgate doctor will refer you to a doctor, specialist or hospital for a physical consultation.
  • PREMED-24: You always contact Medgate by telephone first to receive non-binding health advice. If necessary, you can then consult a doctor of your choice in your canton of residence.

You can freely choose a doctor to treat you within your canton of residence from case to case and consult him or her directly, if necessary.


PRIMEO
Free choice of doctor at recognised institutions

If you have selected an alternative insurance model, please note the following:

  • BeneFit PLUS Family Doctor option: Please contact your family doctor or group practice first.
  • BeneFit PLUS Telemedicine option: Please contact the Medgate Telemedicine Centre first.
  • PREMED-24: Please contact Medgate's telephone medical advice service first.

You have an unrestricted choice of doctor in the hospital for outpatient procedures or operations (e.g. eye cataract, bunion, tendonitis, tennis elbow, knee arthroscopy, etc.) or for an outpatient birth. For example, you can even choose to be operated on by the head physician.

Conditions:

  • The outpatient surgery is performed at an institution recognised by us.
  • The selected doctor is on the list of specialists (senior physician, head physician, professor) at the hospital in question.

Product information:
PRIMEO
HOSPITAL PLUS
Unrestricted choice of doctor anywhere in Switzerland

You have an unrestricted choice of doctor in any hospital in Switzerland. For example, you can even choose to be operated on by the head physician.


Product information:
HOSPITAL PLUS
HOSPITAL COMFORT
Unrestricted choice of doctor anywhere in Switzerland

You have an unrestricted choice of doctor in any hospital in Switzerland. For example, you can even choose to be operated on by the head physician.


Product information:
HOSPITAL COMFORT
HOSPITAL FLEX
Unrestricted choice of doctor anywhere in Switzerland (semi-private & private)

You have an unrestricted choice of doctor in any hospital in Switzerland if you stay in a semi-private or private ward. For example, you can even choose to be operated on by the head physician.


Product information:
HOSPITAL FLEX