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My gynecologist prescribed me X medicine - is it safe for my baby?
Your gynecologist prescribes your medication with full knowledge of the facts.
If you have any doubts, you can always ask for a more detailed explanation.
For fifteen years, the HUG Maternity hospital has held the label of Baby Friendly Hospital, awarded by UNICEF and the WHO. This label has allowed some 50,000 babies to enjoy the benefits of breastfeeding.
2015 marked the end of the structural work on the third stage of the new Maternity hospital. This final phase marks the end of the expansion of this Geneva Maternity hospital, which started in 2006, financed by investment funds voted by the Grand Council.
The vaccination for whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease, is recommended as part of children’s routine immunisation. Unfortunately, immunity weakens over time. Which is why a booster is recommended for teenagers and adults.
The full opening of the new Maternity hospital is scheduled for September 2017.
After the completion of the structural work in 2015, 2016 was devoted to the interior fittings and delivery of the first equipment. The installation remains to be finalised and tests must be performed before it is put into operation.
On 1 September 2017, the Maternity hospital extension was inaugurated in the presence of the authorities. This date marks the completion of a vast project that began 15 years earlier.
Expanded in stages and modernised, HUG’s Maternity Hospital will have the capacity to meet several challenges: