Other useful services and websites
Obstetric emergency - Emergency for pregnant women
List of birthing centres in Switzerland
List of midwives in Geneva
Breastfeeding support La Leche League
Pregnancy support and midwives in Geneva, Arcades Sages-Femmes
Midwives of the Arcade accompany you on the path of parenting, from the beginning of your pregnancy to the first steps of your child (information, pregnancy follow-up, birth preparation, advice, loan of books, support groups before and after birth) ...
They welcome you to their premises (free and without appointment) on Mondays from 14h to 20h (from 17h especially dedicated to information around pregnancy); Tuesday to Friday from 14h to 17h and Saturday morning from 9h to 12h *
Contact a paediatrician
Contact your child’s future paediatrician as early as the end of the second trimester. When your child is born, book an appointment as soon as possible, but no later than the end of the first month.
To find a paediatrician: www.amge.ch
Support programme at HUG - Global accompaniment
The HUG Maternity offers a comprehensive support programme to future mothers presenting no obstetrical risk in particular. The aim is to establish a close and trusted relationship with members of the medical team. From your first appointment to the moment you go back home, you are under the care of a group of midwives. A referent midwife is assigned to you. You will, therefore, be in a familiar environment, conducive to reduce apprehensions related to childbirth. This service is only for women who have no complications during pregnancy.
The midwives who are part of the comprehensive support programme are available 24/7.
Birth Plan discussion at HUG
The HUG Maternity provides you with the option to lay down in writing your wishes and expectations for the birth of your child. On the day, every effort is made to respect your wishes. But, changes to the birth plan sometimes occur for your safety and that of your child. The team of midwives remains available for a one-to-one consulta- tion throughout the pregnancy.
To book a birth plan appointment: 022 372 44 00
Booklet about pregnancy and childbirth from the HUG
Providing independent support and information on maternity and birth choices.
Evidence Based Birth
Their mission is to raise the quality of childbirth care globally, by putting accurate, evidence based research into the hands of families and communities, so they can make informed, empowered choices.
If you work and plan on having your child looked after at the end of your maternity leave? Nurseries and day-care centres are very much sought after. It is recommend that you start registration formalities as early as possible (ideally after your 12 weeks scan). To enrol, contact your local council.
If you reside in Geneva:Geneva Infant Information Bureau (BIPE - Bureau d’Information Petite Enfance)
Registration of birth
Registration office - Rue de la Mairie 37, 1211 Geneva
registrations of births telephone number: 0041 22 418 66 31
acknowledgement of paternity telephone: 0041 22 418 66 32
Dr Tatiana Giraud
Gynaecologist who specialises in breastfeeding
Dr Agnés Dahl Farhoumad
Paediatrician in Geneva
Cabinet de pédiatrie Rue Pedro-Meylan 1 Genève
Rue Pedro-Meylan 1
One of the very few midwives in Geneva who does home births.
Doula and reflexologist
Lu is a personal trainer, specialised in pre and post natal fitness. English is her maternal language.
Fit Pregnancy Method
Fit Pregnancy Method is a Pre&Postnatal online workout program based on Pilates&Barre
The programme is divided into trimesters and based on exercises of Pilates, barre, pelvic floor, balance, toning and stretching. There are also specific lessons for back pain, round ligament pain, sciatic nerve, constipation, circulation, etc.
Social Media: instagram @fitpregnancymethod
Squeezy is the multi-award winning app supporting people with their pelvic floor muscle exercise programmes.
Parent-Infant Counselling, psychological counsellor
Drugs and breastfeeding
You can check if the medication you are using or are just about to start is safe for breastfeeding.
SuperMamans, a network of volunteers from French-speaking Switzerland, ready to support new mothers after their newcomer (s) arrive with a home-made and healthy meal as well as a discussion time.