I have a fever (above

38°C/100.4°F), what should I do?

If a fever above 38°C/100.4°F persists, we advise you to inform your physician.




I am tired, what should I do?

Tiredness is relatively normal, it is due to the bodily changes and growth of your baby. This process requires a certain amount of energy.

Practical advice:

  • Don't feel guilty
  • Give yourself time to rest
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Keep hydrated



Hand pain

I have a sensation of pins and needles in my hands, is this normal?

Pins and needles, numbness or pain in the fingers and hand is probably due to carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerve within the carpal tunnel can be compressed by water retention. The pain may be greater at night or when waking up.

If it becomes very uncomfortable, talk to your physician.

This discomfort will disappear after the birth.




I have a problem in my mouth (toothache, bleeding gums, etc.), what should I do?

The gums are highly vascularized during pregnancy. They can bleed or become inflamed more easily.

Quick tips:

  • Use a soft toothbrush
  • Have a check-up at your dentist

If you have toothache, visit your dentist for a check-up. Performing X-rays and/or undergoing local anesthesia, if necessary, is not contraindicated.



CTG (cardiotocogram)

In consultation, the midwife sometimes uses a device called a "cardiotocogram".

This device records the heart sounds of your baby and measures the contractions over a given period of time.

This examination is completely painless and safe for you and your baby.




Whether you have been looked after by a private gynecologist or at the hospital, the Maternity offers you a safe place with cutting-edge technology for your delivery.

Doctors and midwives are available to welcome you 24/7.

The delivery ward has 8 separate rooms, 2 of which provide a “natural childbirth” environment.



Should I wash my nipples before each feeding?

It is not necessary to wash your nipples before breastfeeding; however, it is very important to wash your hands before each feeding. Hand hygiene, one shower per day is enough for breasts. After feeding, spread a drop of milk on the nipples.


Do I need to prepare my nipples during pregnancy?

No preparation of the nipples is recommended



Gynecology and obstetrics


Since January 1, 2019, the Department of Women-Children-Teenagers (FR) regroups the divisions of Gynecology and Obstetrics Department with those of the the Child and Adolescent Department.


Mission of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department

The best service for women

The teams at the HUG gynecology and obstetrics department aim to offer the best medical service to women at every stage of their lives.  With its new OB/GYN emergency rooms, delivery rooms and brand-new operating rooms, comfort, expertise and quality of care are guaranteed.

Welcome, safe and comfortable.

The three words which sum up the treatment offered to women:

  • Our welcome means we will listen carefully, always keep dialog open and keep you fully informed
  • Your safety is assured, thanks to our state-of-the-art technology (medical imaging, laparoscopy, video surgery, ultrasound scanning and fetal monitoring, etc.) and highly qualified specialists
  • You will be comfortable, thanks to our well-appointed, modern premises

The staff teams at the OB/GYN department at HUG rally their strengths and their competencies around these three principles for the benefit of women patients.


The department will stay successful through current revolutions in modern treatment and quality, by: always teaching, always learning from patients and women in childbirth, and by making use of new tools such as simulation


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