In experienced hands

The midwife - your contact person

Our midwives are not only your contact persons during childbirth, but also take on a very important function during pregnancy by conducting routine check-ups, courses and prenatal acupuncture.


Pregnant women who are cared for by the team at See-Spital Women’s Clinic come into contact with our midwives – if they wish – already during routine check-ups.

Birth preparation

Midwife consultation
As part of our midwife consultation hours, we are happy to provide you with individual support and advice from pregnancy to birth. We are happy to offer you space for questions, fears and needs in the form of discussions and midwife checks on all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.


  • Comprehensive pregnancy checks alternating with and/or in addition to our medical services (16-18 weeks’ gestation, 26-28 weeks’ gestation and 36-38 weeks’ gestation)
  • Holistic advice on pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding
  • Tips & tricks for pregnancy complaints using acupuncture, homeopathy, taping and other complementary medicine
  • Pre-natal consultation (between 34-36 weeks’ gestation)
  • Consultation if you wish to have a spontaneous birth after a caesarean section
  • Postnatal consultations

Costs: Covered by health insurance

If you are interested, have further questions or would like to make an appointment, please call us under: 044 728 17 02

Prenatal acupuncture
From the 36th week of pregnancy, i.e. around four weeks before the expected date of birth, we also offer you acupuncture for holistic birth preparation. In four sessions, which take place once a week, our trained midwives perform the acupuncture. Pre-birth acupuncture causes the cervix to shorten and soften. Studies show that this can significantly shorten the opening phase during birth. One session costs CHF 50. Check with your health insurance company to see to what extent they are willing to cover the costs of acupuncture by midwives to prepare for childbirth. You can make appointments via the midwife telephone 044 728 17 87.
Naturopathic support
Our midwives have a great knowledge of naturopathy and support you as desired during pregnancy as well as during birth and in the postpartum period with tea, acupuncture, homeopathy, aroma applications or soothing wraps.
Perineum massage
The perineum – the area between the anus and the vagina – is subjected to great stress and stretching during childbirth. As a result, perineal injuries can occur because the tissue under the child’s head passage either tears spontaneously or is deliberately dilated by an episiotomy. The idea of a perineal injury rightly triggers fears. However, perineal tears or incisions are usually free of complications and heal within a short time.


You can also help yourself to minimize the risk of injury. We recommend regular perineal massage. This improves the blood supply to the tissue and makes it more elastic. Although perineal massage is no guarantee for an injury-free birth, it has been proven to reduce the severity of the injury.

Instruction perineal massage
Start the massage 6 weeks before the expected date of birth and perform it regularly. A special perineal massage oil or natural wheat germ or olive oil is suitable for the massage. A bath or shower beforehand will loosen up the tissue, but is not absolutely necessary. Sit down in a relaxed position and put your knees up. A mirror that you place so that the vagina, perineum and anus can be seen is helpful. Warm the massage oil with clean hands and gently massage the tissue between the anus and vagina. Insert first one, soon both thumbs about three centimeters deep into the vagina and press the tissue laterally downward toward the anus until you feel a slight tingling or burning sensation. You should not massage the perineum if you have herpes, thrush or other vaginal infections. The midwife will be happy to advise you and give you more information.
Birth preparation with pelvic floor trainer
In addition to perineal massage, you can also use a pelvic floor trainer to prepare for childbirth. This is a training device that can be used to strengthen or build up the pelvic floor muscles and stretch the muscles. This is done with the help of a balloon that is inserted into the vagina. After birth, this device can also be used for pelvic floor regression.
Vaccination against pertussis (whooping cough)
Pertussis is a disease that can cause life-threatening illness in newborn children. With a maternal vaccination in the last trimester of pregnancy and a vaccination of the close relatives you protect your child against it. Ask your gynecologist or pediatrician for more information.

Baby equipment

Think carefully about what you buy.
Bassinet, cradle, baby hammock, swaddle, etc. may be available for loan. Low-priced opportunities are also offered by children’s exchanges. It is advisable to purchase only the most necessary items at the beginning and to gradually expand the assortment in a targeted manner.
Crib (70 x 140cm), waterproof molletons, cotton fitted sheets, sleeping bags, baby U-pillows (not conventional pillows).
Clothing size 56/62. Cotton bodysuits, rompers, woolen jackets, finches (wool in winter, cotton in summer), headgear (silk or cotton and sun hat in summer, wool in winter), padded romper bag or suit with hood in winter, baby blanket.
Changing table or table top with changing mat, diapers initial size (up to 5 kg), cotton pads or wipes as disposable material, wet wipes for traveling, bath bucket or tub, bath thermometer, rectal, digital baby fever thermometer and Vaseline, soft baby brush, rounded nail scissors.
Care products
In principle, water is enough, no additives are necessary. If, then almond oil or natural products. Important: no perfumed products
For on the road
Stroller (in the large offer a consultation for the individual needs is certainly helpful), baby car seat, possibly sling or baby carrier, possibly diaper bag.
Play blanket or mat on the floor.

For hospital admission


  • Swiss women: Family booklet
  • Foreign women: Identity documents according to the information sheet of the civil registry office (copy of passport and birth certificate of the mother and – if available – marriage certificate)
  • Mother’s passport See-Spital (if available)
  • Blood group card
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Possibly a camera and favorite music

For the puerperium

  • Comfortable clothes for daytime (please remember that the maternity belly usually does not disappear overnight).
  • Pyjamas and nightgown
  • Socks and slippers
  • Necessaire with your own toiletries

For the newborn (discharge)

  • Clothes
  • Baby car seat

Available in the hospital

  • Clothes and diapers for the newborn as well as all other needed care products for the baby
  • Nursing pads
  • Mesh underpants
  • Washing bottles
  • Hair dryer, terry cloths, washcloths
  • Postpartum pads