Maternity

Inaugurated in 1995, the maternity of the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu has undergone a complete overhaul in 2018 to offer expectant mothers a warm, secure and even more comfortable environment.

It provides scheduled and emergency consultations, prenatal hospitalisation, deliveries from the 34th week of pregnancy and post-partum support for parents and their babies.

In 2022, in an serene atmosphere, more than 630 babies were born here.

Why choose the maternity at Générale-Beaulieu?

Our philosophy: to personalise your care by adapting to your needs and those of your baby.

Care, follow-up and support

  • Comprehensive mother-child care
  • Tests on your baby
  • Breastfeeding consultations
  • Wellness posture session
  • Possible interview with a psychologist
  • Discharge meetings to prepare the return home
  • Follow-up at home

Star4neo certified staff

Because every parent has the right to expect the best possible care when their child is born, the maternity ward's specialist staff and the paediatricians on duty have completed the Start4neo neonatal training course recommended by the Swiss Neonatal Society. They all obtained the Startneo - Basic Skills Course certificate. The Clinic thus becomes the first private establishment in French-speaking Switzerland to benefit from certified personnel, which enables it to maintain its level of excellence.

Optimal comfort

Optimal comfort in a warm environment for mothers.

A wide range of courses for mothers and babies

The clinic offers you pre-birth courses to prepare you for the birth, but also post-birth courses: services for the baby and services for the mother (hypnosis, gymnastics, etc.).

Find out more about all the courses.

Free parking for the spouse for the duration of the stay.

Accompanying bed

Accompanying bed and breakfast on the first night.

Personalised

Clinique Générale-Beaulieu and its partner MotherStories offer you the opportunity to share this wonderful news:
On the new online Baby Gallery but also by creating a personalised digital announcement, by visiting
https://motherstories.ch/naissances-beaulieu/

A free photo session

A photo session by a professional photographer is offered during your stay. The first photo is offered to you in digital format. You can then decide whether or not you want it to be published on:

http://motherstories.ch/naissances-beaulieu/

One-on-one meal offered

To celebrate the birth of your child, the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu is pleased to offer parents a one-on-one meal prepared with care by our Chef and his team.

First-class catering

  • A la carte menus
  • Dieticians at your disposal
  • A Café-Brasserie with a terrace on the ground floor of the clinic.
  • A cafeteria on the 5th floor with a panoramic view.

My Baby Cells

With the My Baby Cells, we offer future parents the possibility of collecting stem cells during the delivery of their unborn child.

Delivery rooms

The maternity ward of the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu has 3 comfortable delivery rooms equipped with the latest technology.

In each room, the mother-to-be has:

  • A bed with variable positions
  • A physiotherapy ball
  • A suspension bar


Two rooms have a bathtub to create ideal conditions for relaxation.
In order to provide you with the best possible conditions for relaxation, the rooms are also all equipped so that you can listen to the music of your choice via Bluetooth (or USB cable) with your telephone or with a CD.
For your safety and that of your baby, the maternity unit has an operating theatre in the birth room area and a neonatal resuscitation unit with two specific reception posts for the care of newborns requiring it.

The nursery

Our nursery area has all the equipment necessary for the care of newborn babies:

  • Bathtubs
  • Changing tables
  • Necessary monitoring equipment, etc.


A nurse or midwife will accompany you during the first care of your baby and will teach you the necessary gestures.
The baby can also be placed in the nursery under supervision at any time of the day or night.
A consultation room has been set up so that you can make birth and discharge visits with your paediatrician in complete confidentiality.

Neonatology

Our team of nurses welcomes babies in the neonatology unit from 34 weeks of age or as soon as a baby requires special care.
This unit is equipped with modern, state-of-the-art technology:

  • incubators
  • Reanimation tables
  • Phototherapy equipment
  • Monitoring equipment


In partnership with the HUG for the care of our little patients with special needs, this allows us to guarantee the best possible care with their care protocols.
The proximity of our neonatology to the nursery allows us to promote the parent-child relationship.

The rooms

We offer modern and comfortable private rooms, some with a terrace. They are all equipped with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi internet access and digital television. A changing table is available in each room to allow parents to care for their baby in their room.

Possibility to install an accompanying bed free of charge the first night (breakfast included).

The suites

We also have modern and comfortable suites with a separate living room, some with a terrace. They are all equipped with air conditioning, minibar, coffee machine, free Wi-Fi, two digital televisions and room service. In order to provide in-room baby care for parents who wish to do so, the bathrooms are equipped with a baby bathtub and a changing table.

Before the birth

Visits

A visit to the clinic with a professional midwife or experienced childcare nurse is available on request and will also ensure that one of the birthing rooms is available. This will enable us to answer any questions you may have on the day of your visit to the clinic.

The prenatal interview

Our midwives offer you a free prenatal consultation by appointment as soon as you have made your reservation.

This individual and personalised interview allows you to discuss your wishes, fears and needs with a professional. The midwives will help you to draw up your birth plan or to read it if you have already written it.

Let's make an appointment at your convenience!

You can contact us to make an appointment according to your availability:

Information and registration:

+41 22 839 57 07
maternite@beaulieu.ch

Outpatient and/or inpatient activity

The team of midwives provides a 24-hour emergency consultation service for patients giving birth at the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu. At the request of the gynaecologist-obstetrician, they also carry out outpatient check-ups before the birth. In the event of hospitalisation during pregnancy, the maternity team also takes care of the mother-to-be.

Administrative procedures

After receiving your registration from your doctor, our booking department will take care of your insurance claim.
You will then receive by post a complete file containing the following documents

  • the admission questionnaire for expectant mothers
  • the anaesthesia questionnaire, to be completed and brought with you on the day of your admission
  • the «Baby's insurance details» form, to be returned duly completed by post in order to facilitate your care

The clinic's reservations department is of course at your disposal to answer any questions you may have concerning your admission to the clinic:

+ 41 22 839 55 65

Declaration of birth of your child
The nursing secretariat will take care of the registration of your child's birth with the Civil Registry, and we invite you to consult the list of original documents required by the Civil Registry.

How to pack your suitcase?

You will need:

  • Your identity document in order to proceed with your admission
  • The administrative documents necessary to register your baby
  • Your toiletry kit with your usual cosmetics
  • An outfit adapted to the season for your baby when you return home.

The clinic provides mothers and their babies with:

  • Hospital nightgowns and slippers for the mother
  • A welcome kit with the usual toiletries, sanitary pads, nursing pads, etc.
  • Clothing for the baby during the stay
  • Nappies and toiletries for the baby (high quality natural Weleda® products)
  • Possibly bottles, breast pump, depending on your needs.

Feel free to bring your own clothes to feel more comfortable during your stay. Of course, if you wish, you can dress your newborn with his or her own outfit. However, we advise you to always wash the new clothes beforehand.

The birth

Arrival at the maternity ward


Our team of experienced midwives will welcome you in the delivery room 24 hours a day.
If you have any concerns, or before coming to the maternity ward, please do not hesitate to call:

+41 22 839 57 01

+41 22 839 57 02


A midwife will be with you throughout your labour and delivery. She will be attentive to your expectations, so do not hesitate to tell her about your wishes as you go along. Your gynaecologist will be informed of your arrival and will be present during the birth. He will remain in permanent contact with the midwife who is taking care of you.


Optimum monitoring of your baby's heart rate and contractions is possible thanks to our central monitoring system. If you wish to be mobilised, we can continue the monitoring thanks to the telemetry system (wireless monitoring).

Delivery


Our maternity hospital has created a calm and comfortable environment to accompany you in this wonderful adventure that is the birth of your child.


We share with you the joy and wonder of childbirth and do our utmost to make these unique moments special throughout your stay.


A nurse or midwife will welcome your baby, assess their adaptation and encourage skin-to-skin contact from the moment they are born. They are also trained in neonatal resuscitation according to the recommendations of the Swiss Society of Neonatology in order to provide first aid in case of need.

An anaesthetist is on call 24 hours a day. He intervenes if necessary or at your request.

The paediatrician of your choice or, if necessary, the paediatrician on duty, will be informed and will come to examine your baby. They will follow up your baby during your stay.

After the birth

We do our utmost to ensure that the birth of your child is a unique experience and that your stay meets your expectations. A nurse or a midwife will take care of you and your baby.

Comprehensive mother-child care

Every day, a midwife or a nurse will assess the effects of your delivery or caesarean section and provide you with the necessary care.

She will check on the physiological development of your baby after your delivery (vaginal or caesarean), carry out the usual monitoring of your baby, help you with his daily care (changing, washing, etc.) and assist you with his feeding (maternal or artificial). She will accompany you for your hygiene care according to your needs.

Your baby's care is carried out in the morning so that the care can be adapted according to the parameters (weight, temperature, bilirubin (blood test), etc.).

During your stay, your baby will have


- a hearing test (painless)
- a Guthrie-test from the third day onwards (taking a few drops of blood from the heel)

By listening to you and being available, she will accompany you in your new role as a mother while respecting your needs, as well as those of your baby.

A first class hotel service

A care assistant takes care of your meal orders, organises your one-to-one meal, and takes care of your environment (making up the bed, changing the towels, supplying the necessary equipment, etc.). They also answer your calls as often as possible in order to limit your waiting time.

The hotel team is responsible for the maintenance of your room and the serving of your meals, and also responds to your requests for snacks during the day. You can call them directly using the dedicated bell on the telephone.

A photo session with your baby

During your stay, we offer you a free photo session with a professional photographer (no obligation to buy). A photo is offered to you in digital format. You can then decide whether or not you want the photo to be published in our Baby Gallery.

Two professional photographers work with the Maternity and are present on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

Personalised

The Clinique Générale-Beaulieu and its partner MotherStories offer you the opportunity to share this wonderful news:

  • On the new online Baby Gallery
  • By creating a personalised digital announcement

By visiting https://motherstories.ch/naissances-beaulieu/ without further delay

A wellness posture session

During your stay, you will have the opportunity to benefit from a one-to-one session with a midwife to advise you and help you find an adequate body well-being through gentle postural exercises, relaxation and breathing.

Interview with a psychologist

A psychologist is available in the maternity ward for individual consultations with parents who wish to do so.

Lactation consultations

Whether you want to breastfeed your baby or choose bottle-feeding, our consultants are there to support you.

Breastfeeding: the importance of consultants

Whether you choose to breastfeed or formula feed, lactation consultants are available to advise you and answer your questions. The consultants are present 3 days a week in the maternity ward of the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu to help you with your breastfeeding, both during your stay and after your return home. Indeed, outpatient consultations are also organised throughout the breastfeeding period. They provide individualised and personalised breastfeeding care, taking into account the wishes and plans of each mother. The lactation consultants are also there to reassure you, comfort you and help your family find its balance and autonomy.

The consultations are covered by your insurance for three times during the breastfeeding period.

Prenatal and postpartum consultations are available by appointment.

Breastfeeding consultations
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 08:00 to 15:30.
Information and booking on :
+41 22 839 56 17

Maternity discharge meeting

An information session led by a midwife or a nursery nurse will be offered to answer all your questions. In small groups of parents, this allows you to share your experiences and concerns in order to envisage your return home with serenity.

Follow-up at home

Our maternity works in collaboration with independent midwives. Whether for medical reasons or to reassure you, these health professionals will accompany you in the first days after your discharge.