Childbirth

From the onset of labour, the woman should contact her midwife, who will make an evaluation, and if necessary, will invite the woman to the birth center (or join her at her home for homebirth).
Your midwife will remain by your side and support you until birth and beyond. We will leave no stone unturned to follow your wishes and desires for this exceptional moment.

During the late stages of labour, and more specifically prior to the birth itself, your midwife might call upon a colleague to assist her.
After delivery, the midwife will gently proceed to the usual health checks and and assure comfort of mother and baby. She will also help with the very first latch-on for breastfeeding, and if needed, will do a ssuture. A warm meal will be served afterwards.

Parents have the possibility to stay one or several nights at the birthing center, depending of their wish. Their midwife will assure continued care, and quality meals will be offered for a moderate fee. A kitchen it at your disposal for fathers wanting to be in charge of the meal preparation. Costs of the stay are on top.

Even tough in the overwhelming majority of cases, everything happens the best way possible, it is possible that a transfer to the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) becomes necessary during birth. Reasons are various and can be medical or for comfort (fatigue due to prolonged labour, necessitating an epidural, baby in distress, stalled labour, excessive blood loss following the birth, etc.). The decision, made in consultation with the woman/couple is the ultimate responsibility of the midwife. Transfers are usually done in private cars, but in case of emergency, by ambulance. You can find more on this matter in our FAQ.