Prenatal Doula Care

Individual prenatal care depending on your needs, e.g:

  • Discuss comfort measures, relaxation techniques, breathing exercises
  • Answer any questions and alleviate any concerns
  • Information about pregnancy/birth/postpartum care in Switzerland
  • Assisting in the design of your birth plan for an easier birthing experience
  • Information about breastfeeding and where to get help if problems arise
  • Training in visualization and relaxation techniques
  • Suggestions for a more comfortable pregnancy & birth
  • Telephone and Email support throughout pregnancy

Duration of the meetings (home visits); 1,5 to 2hrs

Costs: CHF 80.00/hour (public transport withing Zurich City included)


Postpartum Doula Care

As a generalist, a doula can provide extra support during the first weeks after birth.

 

Postpartum doulas often:

  • Listen to the birth story
  • Answer parent's questions
  • Give instruction on how to care for the baby
  • Assist with breastfeeding education
  • Assess for problems with basic skills and make recommendations
  • Prepare meals
  • Run errands - and many more, depending on your individual needs

 

Costs: CHF 60.00/hr plus public transportation costs. There is a minimum of 2hrs per visit. Postpartum Package: 5x2hrs CHF 500.00

Birth Doula Care

  • Introductory meeting (1hr)*
  • Two meetings before birth (home visits, approx. 2hrs each)
  • Max. four weeks of stand-by-duty (24hrs/d, starting 14 days before the expected due date)
  • Assistance and care during the whole birth (natural birth or planned/unplanned cesarean)
  • Two postpartum meetings (home visits, approx. 1to2hrs each)
  • Expenses (Tel/Email costs, public transport within Zurich City)

* the amount of CHF 60.00 for the introductory meeting is usually paid directly after the meeting. It will be deducted from the lump sum after contract conclusion.

 

Birth Doula care includes:

  • Being on-call two weeks before and after your due date
  • Helping you in asking the right questions so that you can make informed decisions about the care of you and your baby
  • Massage and other nonmedical alternative pain relief measures during labor
  • Continuous, uninterrupted support throughout labor and birth and immediate postpartum
  • Labor and birth positioning suggestions for comfort and labor progress
  • Providing an environment such that the birth partner is able to focus on the birth experience and can direct his attention to loving and supporting the laboring mother
  • Assisting the partner and family members as needed

Total costs (lump sum): CHF 950.00

 

It is possible to have a partial accompaniment, e.g. only the pre- or postnatal meetings without birth attendance.

 

Birth Doula Care without stand-by-duty

(Hospital, Birthing centre, at home)

  • Assistance and care during the whole birth (natural birth or planned/unplanned cesarean)
  • One postpartum meeting
  • Expenses (Tel/Email costs, public transport within Zurich City)
  • Costs: CHF 80.00/hr, but max. CHF 650.00 totally