Pregnancy

Preparing for the birth

«My baby bump shows that the tiny being inside me is thriving. I can't really imagine what the birth is going to be like. But I'd like to know exactly what lies ahead of me and how I can prepare for it.»

Geburtsvorbereitung

The birth of a baby is a very personal experience. Every expectant mother experiences this moment in her life differently. And many have mixed feelings about giving birth. A sense of joyful anticipation combined with insecurities. Will everything go well? Will I be able to bear the contractions?

Advice and support from a midwife or gynaecologist

You should already get some support from an experienced midwife or your gynaecologist during your pregnancy. Your trusted person can provide competent answers to most of the questions you have regarding pregnancy and preparing for the birth. They give you a sense of security and confidence and are at hand if you're suffering from pregnancy-related problems. Choose your midwife.

Birth preparation courses and antenatal exercise classes

Also ask your midwife about birth preparation courses. Many of these trained specialists offer such courses themselves. Antenatal exercise classes help to prepare you physically for giving birth. Exercises to loosen up the pelvis, to improve your posture and for relaxation as well as to strengthen your stomach and back muscles are recommended.

As your due date approaches, the tension grows of course. You might be a bit nervous now and then. Talk to mothers in your family or among your friends about what's going through your mind regarding the impending birth. Talking to other women can be very helpful and reassuring.

What can Helsana do for you?

Your midwife accompanies you throughout your pregnancy as well as during the birth in hospital, in the birthing centre or at home. She's there for you after the birth too and looks after you during the immediate postnatal period and breastfeeding. Your basic insurance will cover the costs of the midwife's services up to the tenth day after you have given birth. Choose your midwife yourself or talk to your doctor about it.

You will receive CHF 150 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.

Choice of hospital

Basic insurance
Listed hospitals

You are free to choose among all the hospitals in Switzerland that are included on the cantonal hospital lists (“listed hospitals”), but receive no more than the costs specified by the tariff of your canton of residence.


OMNIA
Free choice of hospital anywhere in Switzerland

You are free to choose the hospital you want anywhere in Switzerland.

Please note that some hospitals do not have a (recognised) general ward; in such cases, you may incur costs for which you alone will be responsible.


Product information:
OMNIA
HOSPITAL ECO
Unrestricted choice of hospital anywhere in Switzerland

You are free to choose the hospital you want anywhere in Switzerland.

Please note that some hospitals do not have a (recognised) general ward; in such cases, you may incur costs for which you alone will be responsible.


Product information:
HOSPITAL ECO
HOSPITAL PLUS
Unrestricted choice of hospital anywhere in Switzerland

You are free to choose the hospital you want anywhere in Switzerland.

Please note that some hospitals do not have a (recognised) semi-private ward; in such cases, you may incur costs for which you alone will be responsible.


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

You are free to choose the hospital you want anywhere in Switzerland.

Please note that some hospitals do not have a (recognised) private ward; in such cases, you may incur costs for which you alone will be responsible.


Product information:
HOSPITAL COMFORT
HOSPITAL FLEX
Unrestricted choice of hospital anywhere in Switzerland

You are free to choose the hospital you want anywhere in Switzerland.

Please note that some hospitals do not have a (recognised) general, half-privat and privat ward; in such cases, you may incur costs for which you alone will be responsible.


Product information:
HOSPITAL FLEX

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