Gynaecology - obstetrics


Maternity hospital extension

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:

Duration of stay

Your stay will usually be 2 to 3 days following a vaginal delivery and 4 to 5 days after a caesarean section. It depends on your state of health and that of your child. Following a delivery without complications, you may be able to return home after only 48 hours.

In the case of an outpatient birth without complications, you can return home a few hours after the birth of your baby, with the appropriate help and support at home of an independent midwife.

In the maternity ward

Congratulations, you’ve had a baby! You are entering a new stage of life during which you will get to know yourself better.

At birth and during your stay in the maternity ward, your baby will undergo various examinations and medical check-ups to make sure the baby is in good health.

The baby's weight

A newborn baby may lose up to 10% of its birth weight, which is normal. In the following weeks, the baby gradually regains weight and continues to grow. This development is subject to regular monitoring.