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Zollikerberg Hospital launches birth centre

April 24, 2023

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On 1 September 2023, Zollikerberg Hospital will open a birthing centre, expanding its range of services to include an out-of-hospital alternative to hospital births.

With the "Zollikerberg Birth Centre", Zollikerberg Hospital is responding to the need of pregnant women to experience a midwife-led birth in a family environment. From 1 September 2023, expectant mothers will be able to immerse themselves in the calm atmosphere of a birth centre and benefit from holistic, midwife-led care before, during and after the birth. Thanks to the birth centre's close proximity to Zollikerberg Hospital, the use of the medical infrastructure, including neonatology, is guaranteed for mother and child if necessary.

"We want to offer families who can choose between a birth centre and a hospital a good alternative and make midwife-led birth possible," says Pia Schnitzler, Head of the Women's Clinic at Zollikerberg Hospital. "The birthing centre creates a safe and peaceful arrival for expectant mothers and their families - adjacent to the hospital park and far away from clinical operations."

Christian Etter, Director of Zollikerberg Hospital, adds: "The demand for midwife-led births in the canton of Zurich has increased in recent years. We are delighted to be able to meet this demand with the Zollikerberg birthing centre and complete our already extensive range of obstetrics services."

The future birth centre at Neuweg 8 on the grounds of Zollikerberg Hospital is currently being completely renovated. It is open to expectant mothers who want a self-determined, natural and low-intervention birth in a relaxed atmosphere and close to the hospital, and has bright, spacious family rooms in a warm atmosphere. The rooms are complemented by a communal kitchen, a room for courses and events and a beautiful outdoor area with a seating area.

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