It's not exactly unplanned, but Rahel is over the moon when her pregnancy test turns out to be positive.
An initial appointment with a gynaecologist is arranged for a few days later and she confirms that Rahel is indeed pregnant. She talks through the next steps with Rahel and gives her some information brochures. As soon as Rahel gets home, she takes time to read everything through.
SWICA supports you through informative courses and preventive check-ups prior to the birth.
SWICA also supports you after the birth through courses and services which aim to ensure that mother and child continue to thrive.
Did you know that?
Breastfeeding brings numerous health benefits and intensifies the relationship between mother and child. Studies have shown that breast milk contains all the nutrients that babies need in the first four to six months. In addition, breast milk strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of a range of illnesses – for both the child and the mother. Under the COMPLETA TOP supplementary insurance plan SWICA pays out CHF 200.– if breastfeeding is sustained for at least 10 weeks.
One Sunday, Rahel becomes anxious about a slight pain in her abdomen. So she calls the santé24 telemedicine service. The medical specialist asks Rahel detailed questions about the symptoms and arranges for a doctor to call her back. The callback comes through a short time later. The santé24 doctor asks Rahel more specific questions. It turns out that the symptoms indicate a simple stomach upset, which means that Rahel can relax. The doctor recommends a herbal medicine that is safe for Rahel to take during pregnancy and arranges to call back to see how the symptoms develop. The next day Rahel is back to normal. Rahel can use the herbal remedy again during the pregnancy if she has an upset stomach.
A few days before the baby is due to be born, Rahel goes into labour and alerts the hospital. Finally the time has come, and after a few hours her son comes into the world.
The doctors and medical specialists at santé24 are available 24 hours a day to provide advice on all questions relating to maternity, prevention and health and can also arrange appointments about vaccinations for children.
Vaccination is a simple and extremely efficient way of preventing infection. But at what age should a child be vaccinated? And which vaccinations? Make an appointment and let santé24 advise you by phone.