Caring for the newest member of your family, your baby, is exciting and challenging. The postpartum period is a precious but also very intense time. The birth of your baby is just the beginning of the journey through parenthood. And the adventure of becoming a family begins – a time of getting to know each other and finding your role as mother, father and sibling. Overwhelmed by happiness, love, but also exhaustion, fears and countless questions are part of the postpartum experience.
As a competent midwife, I am happy to accompany you on this journey and coach you through caring for your new baby during your first weeks together.
Monitoring your child’s first weeks of life outside the womb can be vital for preventing complications and making sure that mother and baby are thriving. A postpartum visit usually lasts about 60 minutes. During this visit I will check the weight gain of your baby, the healing process, and screen for possible birth injuries. This visit is also an examination of mom, including breastfeeding support, and continual monitoring of maternal emotional wellbeing. I am also happy to advise and assist you with alternative feeding options for your baby. Infant care rounds up a postpartum visit.
Childbirth preparation course
In a childbirth preparation course at your home, I will review and discuss topics related to pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. The course lasts 2-3 hours depending on your needs.
The compulsory health insurance covers the cost of the postpartum visits.
With regards to the childbirth preparation course, the compulsory health insurance usually covers a partial amount - check with your health insurance for more detailed information.
Areas I serve
I am happy to take care of you if you live in the city of Zurich (Seefeld, Witikon, Fluntern), along the right shore of Lake Zurich or in specific communities in the Zurich Oberland.