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Services of the Department of Obstetrics

Experienced midwives, doctors and nurses with specialist qualifications in obstetrics and neonatology are in the Birth Center day and night. In critical cases the senior obstetrician or his deputy can be on site within 15 minutes. For us, the key lies in good teamwork. Nothing else enables us to act as fast or with such purpose in complex, extreme and potentially life-threatening situations.


We offer: support at every stage

  • in planning your family
  • all through your pregnancy, from outpatient appointments with experienced obstetricians, midwives, breastfeeding consultants and ultrasound experts
  • back-up from a highly specialized antenatal team of midwives, nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists and social workers, should your pregnancy be in any way complicated
  • during the birth itself, from a reassuringly extensive team of midwives, obstetricians, anesthesiologists, surgical assistants and neonatologists, available to you 24/7, 365 days a year
  • after childbirth, from postnatal nursing staff, breastfeeding consultants and physiotherapists
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24/7 Care

Experienced midwives, doctors and nurses with specialist qualifications in obstetrics and neonatology are in the Birth Center day and night. In critical cases the senior obstetrician or his deputy can be on site within 15 minutes. For us, the key lies in good teamwork. Nothing else enables us to act as fast or with such purpose in complex, extreme and potentially life-threatening situations.

Outpatient Clinic

You’re in good hands in our general Outpatient Clinic. It’s where the many women with uncomplicated pregnancies see a doctor or midwife. The Breastfeeding Clinic caters for those with questions about their child’s nutrition or who need feeding advice. We also offer specialist consultations with a range of experts in fetomaternal medicine:

  • Problem Pregnancy Clinic (for expectant mothers with such conditions as diabetes, cancer, or congenital heart disease)
  • Twin and Multiple Pregnancy Clinic
  • Specialist Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnostic Clinic
  • Genetics Clinic

Appointment

Please contact us for an appointment.

Tel. +41 44 255 50 42

Private consultations for women with supplemental insurance

  • Prof. Roland Zimmermann MD, Director, Chief physician, Wednesdays, 8 am through 4 pm
  • Dr. Franziska Krähenmann, Attending Obstetrician, Fridays, 8 am through 4 pm
  • Prof. Dr. Nicole Ochsenbein, Attending Obstetrician, Tuesdays, 8 am through 4 pm
  • PD Dr. Tilo Burkhardt, Attending Obstetrician, Thursdays, 8 am through 1 pm

For an appointment or information about a private consultation, please contact us. Those with supplemental insurance will generally see the same doctor for their delivery.

Tel. +41 44 255 51 02

Infrastructure

Our medical equipment is the best of its kind, whether for ultrasound or for monitoring childbirth.

Our 40-year-old wards could admittedly do with a facelift but every room enjoys magnificent views. Our staff’s professionalism and personal approach are more important than 5-star luxury. At the end of the day they are what count.

For all those for whom their child’s safety is paramount: Our neonatology unit is located right next to the Birth Center and can take care of your child within seconds if necessary.

Individual daily routine and visiting times

We allow for the notorious overlap between day and night in the early postnatal period by providing a breakfast buffet from 7.30 am through 9.45 am. We’ve also introduced a ‘Don’t disturb’ period between 12.15 pm and 1.00 pm to help mother and child recover from the stress of the preceding days free of all staff intervention except if medically indicated.

Visiting times on the labor and postnatal wards are from 1 pm through 8 pm daily. Our private beds welcome visitors 24/7.

Upgrade options

  • Albergo
    Standard insurance cover guarantees you a double-occupancy room or, if available, a single-occupancy room for an additional charge. Those with supplemental cover always take priority in room allocation, while continuing to receive standard medical care. If you are semi-privately insured, you can switch to a single room for an additional charge. Private insurance always ensures priority in room allocation.
  • Medico
    Those with standard cover can opt to be looked after by the senior Birth Center obstetrician or by one of the three attending obstetricians for a booking deposit based on the anticipated private care fee (itself governed by the tax regulations applicable to such fees).

Birth Center office

Information on registration, booking fees, upgrades etc. is available from the Birth Center office.

Tel. +41 44 255 51 03