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Important preparation for the birth

Important preparation for the birth

Antenatal exercise is the perfect complement to sport during pregnancy. Unless advised otherwise on medical grounds, every expectant mother should do antenatal exercises. You can start at any time. The exercises are adapted to suit each stage of pregnancy.

In addition to strengthening exercises designed to promote blood circulation and strengthen muscles, antenatal exercise classes also teach breathing and relaxation techniques in preparation for the birth. These classes are also helpful for couples. For example, they’ll help you decide how and where you’d like to give birth.

What costs are covered by health insurance?

Antenatal and postnatal exercise classes are not covered under basic insurance. If you value comprehensive yet low-cost care during your pregnancy, it would make sense to take out a supplementary insurance plan.

Benefits Jump Family/Classic
Maternity
80%, max. CHF 500 e.g. antenatal and postnatal exercises classes, additional ultrasound scans
80% from benefits account / max. CHF 1,000 towards e.g. antenatal and postnatal exercise classes, an additional ultrasound or milk substitute
Fitness centre
membership

CHF 200 towards membership at Qualitop-certified fitness centres
CHF 200 towards membership at Qualitop-certified fitness centres

Tip: If you’re pregnant and are already a member of a fitness centre, check if your centre offers suitable courses. If not, ask if you can suspend your membership until after the birth of your baby. Your fitness centre can advise you.

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Sport and pregnancy
Free antenatal courses

At buggyfit.ch you’ll find courses (some free of charge) for exercise during and after pregnancy.

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Standing properly during pregnancy

As your pregnancy progresses you’ll find standing for extended periods increasingly difficult. Here are a few exercises and tips to help.

If you have any questions on your insurance cover or aren't sure which supplementary insurance plan is best for you, we’ll be happy to help. Just call our advice hotline free of charge or complete the contact form.

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