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Birth – optimum protection from day one

Are you ready for the birth of your child and those incredibly special first few weeks of motherhood? Find out everything you need to know about insurance cover for expectant mothers and their babies.

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Free choice of hospital
Choose a hospital where you know you’ll feel well looked after.
Giving birth in a birth centre
CSS covers the cost of delivery in a recognised birth centre.
Giving birth at home
For home births, CSS contributes CHF 1,000.
Adjust insurance
Think about your accident cover if you’re not going back to work at the end of your maternity leave.
Rooming-in
Would you like your partner to stay overnight in hospital beside you? Choose a form of supplementary insurance that allows rooming-in.
Postnatal exercise classes
Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles after giving birth. CSS shares in the cost of your postnatal exercise class.

What does CSS pay?

The cost of giving birth and the recovery period are covered by mandatory basic insurance. If you take out supplementary insurance one year ahead of the birth, you’ll enjoy further benefits such as a breastfeeding allowance or home help.

Breastfeeding – for a healthy start in life

Children who are breastfed as babies are less prone to allergies and obesity. In other words, breastfeeding makes an important contribution to the child’s future health.

Breastfeeding is not always easy. Get help and support from a midwife or specially trained adviser. Basic insurance covers three sessions. If you have the CSS Health Account, you’ll get half the cost of any additional breastfeeding advice refunded, but no more than CHF 700.

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Generous benefits

Like you, we are looking forward to the arrival of your baby. We pay for a variety of services.

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Cleverly combined

Enjoy contributions to antenatal courses or postnatal exercise classes.

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