Birth Preparation Courses

Warning: Make sure that you register for the appropriate courses based on the stage of your pregnancy. Refer to the specific instructions for each course.

The Maternity at the HUG offers courses that can be selected individually, aimed at women who are pregnant, as part of the preparation for birth and for couples, both to prepare to become parents and to organize their return home with their child (or children), under the best conditions possible.

Starting at the 4th month of pregnancy, mothers-to-be can register directly online on this website, to participate in the courses that interest them, alone or accompanied by a person of their choice.

It is essential that women register for the appropriate courses based on the stage of their pregnancy.
Instructions are provided for each course.  

All courses are led by a midwife (specialized in lactation, with a diploma in the Brazelton method, etc.); sometimes a physician or anesthesiologist will accompany them. Furthermore, all courses will take place in the Maternity (Boulevard de la Cluse 30, 1205 Genève) except for the pool birth preparation course, which will take place at Bains de Cressy (FR) (Route de Loëx 99, 1232 Confignon).

Any absences not notified at least 24 hours before the course will not be refunded.

For your information, LAMal covers up to CHF 150.- of the expenses for the birth preparation course; information about epidurals does not fall into this category. 

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Traditional preparation

Duration: 1.5 hrs/CHF 50.-
This course is for those of you who are between 18 and 32 week of pregnancy

What are the small discomforts and changes that women who are pregnant experience? During this course, midwives explain the changes that [...]

Duration: 1.5 hrs/CHF 50.-
This course is for those of you who are between 25 and 32 week of pregnancy

This course is performed without partners, with the goal of making the mother-to-be aware of her body’s capabilities [...]

Duration: 3 hrs/CHF 100.-
This course is for those of you who are between 32 and 39 week of pregnancy

This course covers the discovery of the normal birth process, with both a theoretical and practical approach. The first signs [...]

Duration: 1.5 hrs/CHF 50.-
This course is for those of you who are between 35 and 39 week of pregnancy

In addition to information about what will happen during the first few days at the Maternity, this course is aimed at preparing mothers-to-be and their partners [...]

Duration: 1.5 hrs/CHF 50.-
This course is for those of you who are between 34 and 39 week of pregnancy

This course prepares parents to understand their future baby, its “language”, its “capabilities” and its emotional well-being, in order to allow them [...]

Duration: 1.5 hrs/CHF 50.-
This course is for those of you who are between 34 and 39 week of pregnancy

Inform, exchange and advise mothers-to-be on how to feed their newborn: breastfeeding, bottle feeding or artificial milk [...]

Duration: 1 hr/CHF 50.-
This course is for those of you who are between 30 and 39 week of pregnancy

One hour of information in a group about epidural anesthesia during labor. This explanation is provided by an anesthesiologist [...]

specialized preparation

Duration: 1.5 hrs/CHF 50.-

This course provides specific care and early support...

Duration: 1.5 hrs/CHF 50.-
This course is for those of you who are between 37 and 39 week of pregnancy

This course is for women who will have a scheduled Cesarean section. Care for both mother [...]

Additional preparation

Duration: 4 hrs/CHF 200.-
This course is for those of you who are between 35 and 39 week of pregnancy

This course lasts four hours and covers all of the previous courses and is for mothers-to-be or couples [...]

Duration: 1.5 hrs/CHF 200.- (for 4 sessions)
This course is for those of you who are between 22 and 32 week of pregnancy
This course covers pregnancy and birth by combining preparation for birth and self-hypnosis training [...]

 

Duration: Duration: 90 minutes / CHF 200.- (4 continuous sessions)
This course is for those of you who are between 26 and 29 week of pregnancy

The course lasts 90 minutes and starts with a prenatal yoga session (Hatha yoga) of 45 minutes. You do not need to be familiar with yoga or be sporty.

Duration: 5 x 45 mins/CHF 200.– (for 5 sessions) / entry to the Bains de Cressy at a special price
This course is for those of you who are between 16 and 39 week of pregnancy

At the Bains de Cressy, in 34°C/93.2°F water, mothers-to-be discover the movements that will help during birth, acquiring good [...]

postpartum course

Duration: 2 hrs/CHF 50.-

Ideal course to take during the month following birth, this course teaches parents - with their baby - the different techniques for carrying their baby [...]

Last update : 18/06/2020