Pregnancy

Nutrition and exercise during pregnancy

«Now I'm pregnant and don't really know what I should and shouldn't do. I want to do everything right. What can I eat? What about sports? I just don't want to do anything that could harm me or the little person growing inside me.»

Ernährung und Bewegung

The people around you will be inundating you with well-intentioned advice from now on. Don't let it worry you. Pregnancy is the most natural thing in the world and nature has prepared for it well. Nevertheless, it's important for you and your growing baby that you adjust your lifestyle to the new situation.

A healthy diet and a sufficient supply of folic acid

What about eating during pregnancy? Make sure above all that you have a healthy and varied diet. Avoid raw meat and raw fish. You can eat as many vegetables and as much fruit as you like. It's important that you get enough iron, calcium, iodine and vitamin B12. You need to increase your intake of folic acid during pregnancy. This vitamin can be found mainly in a large number of vegetables, potatoes and fruit. It might be advisable to take a vitamin supplement containing folic acid. Talk to your doctor about it.

Exercise and relaxation

Moderate exercise does you good. Make sure you get a lot of exercise in the fresh air. Walking and swimming are ideal. Pilates or yoga are a good idea too. However, try to avoid sports involving a risk of falling or injury.

What you need now more than ever are peace and relaxation. Try to avoid unnecessary stress – also at work if you're employed – and calmly deal with the challenges everyday life presents.

What can Helsana do for you?

Antenatal exercise classes under expert guidance give you just the right kind of exercise you need. Exercises to strengthen your muscles, to improve posture and to relax and eating sensibly are the best things you can do for your body during pregnancy.

You will receive CHF 100 from your basic insurance for birth preparation classes with a recognised midwife either individually or in groups. Up to 75% or CHF 500 of any additional costs will be covered by your SANA or COMPLETA supplementary nursing insurance.

Birth preparation

Basic insurance
CHF 150.–

You can claim CHF 150 per calendar year for ante-natal courses provided by an accredited midwife.


SANA
75% up to CHF 500

Choose a course, that is approved by us.

You receive 75% of the costs of various courses up to CHF 500 per calendar year.

Conditions:

  • The course is approved by us.
  • The course is provided by an accredited midwife, a provider or a physiotherapist recognised by us or takes place in the hospital.

Note: CHF 150 of the costs of childbirth classes provided by midwives are covered by basic insurance.


Product information:
SANA
COMPLETA
75% up to CHF 500

Choose a course, that is approved by us.

You receive 75% of the costs of various courses up to CHF 500 per calendar year.

Conditions:

  • The course is approved by us.
  • The course is provided by an accredited midwife, a provider or a physiotherapist recognised by us or the course takes place in the hospital.

Note: CHF 150 of the costs of childbirth classes provided by midwives are covered by basic insurance.


Product information:
COMPLETA

Pregnancy exercise

SANA
75% up to CHF 500.–

The sum of CHF 500 is to be used in its entirety for health-related measures in connection with the pregnancy, such as birth preparation courses and antenatal and postnatal gymnastics.

You receive 75% of the costs of pregnancy exercise up to CHF 500 per calendar year.

Conditions:

  • The course is recognised by us.
  • The course is carried out by a recognised midwife, by a recognised course instructor or in a hospital.

Product information:
SANA
COMPLETA
75% up to CHF 500.–

The sum of CHF 500 is to be used in its entirety for health-related measures in connection with the pregnancy, such as birth preparation courses and antenatal and postnatal gymnastics.

You receive 75% of the costs of pregnancy exercise up to CHF 500 per calendar year.

Conditions:

  • The course is recognised by us.
  • The course is carried out by a recognised midwife, by a recognised course instructor or in a hospital.

Product information:
COMPLETA