Coverage of costs associated with pregnancy
Pregnant women are not required to contribute (excess and deductible) to the costs of maternity-related services. This concerns checkups during and after the pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding support and the care provided to new-born babies in good health as well as the mother’s hospitalization.
Declaration to the registration office
All births must be registered with the Geneva registration office. To help register births, an office is located within the Maternity.
HUG birth registration office : +41 (0)22 372 63 92
The Maternity may also carry out this formality providing you supply all the required documents. An envelope containing all relevant information is given to you at your first appointment.
Vaccination and pregnancy
It is always better to prevent than to treat. Some infectious diseases can be avoided through vaccination. Influenza and whooping cough are particularly dangerous during pregnancy. Vaccination against these two diseases remains possible during the pregnancy and even during the post-partum period. The vaccine is useful as it avoids maternal and fetal complications while preserving your baby’s health up to a few weeks after his/her birth.
A healthy lifestyle is important both for you and your baby. Here are a few essential precautions you can take.
Consuming alcohol, even on an occasional or moderate basis, carries high risks for the baby. “Zero” consumption is recommended during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.
Tobacco is toxic both for you and your baby. Quitting smoking at any stage of the pregnancy is beneficial and reduces the risk of complications both for the fetus and the new-born baby.