Category Archives : Pregnancy & Birth

Maternity Rights in CH

In June of 2013, the Swiss parliament adopted a new law with regards to insurance costs in case of pregnancy.   This new law came into force on the first of this month (01 March 2014).   Essentially, there was a modification to the federal law on health insurance (LAMal).  The law now stipulates that from the 13th week of pregnancy until 8 weeks postpartum, ALL women will be exempt from paying costs (deductible, expenses, etc.), in case of recourse to health services in case of illness.

The text of this law can be read in French: ordonnance sur l’assurance-maladie (OAMal).

This change means that all pregnant women, whether or not their pregnancy is deemed high risk or not, can take advantage of this exemption (up until the end of February, only women whose pregnancies were deemed low-risk were exempt from costs, complications were considered “illnesses” and so were not covered by LAMal).


Intro to Breastfeeding Workshop

BreastfeedingHand_EnglishFINALIt’s time to announce this month’s workshop!  To be held during the week over lunchhour so that you don’t miss a meal or work! “Introduction to Breastfeeding for Bumps” to be held in Nyon.

The basics:
Want to learn about breastfeeding and meet other mothers-to-be? Don’t want to miss a meal? Don’t want to miss too much work? Not able, now that you are pregnant, to start early in the day? Try this Lunch event!

  • 30CHF/each (45chf/couple) with food, workshop & printed materials
  • 50CHF/each with food, workshop, printed materials AND a breastfeeding book

RSVP via facebook or Meetup.    Prepayment required.