Das Anstrengendste war, nicht mehr durchschlafen zu können. Ich war sehr froh um die Unterstützung der Grosseltern, so dass ich mich zwischendurch erholen konnte.
Today, mothers and their babies are discharged from hospital just a few days after the birth. Without follow-up care, the early discharge can lead to complications, as indicated in studies from the USA. Familystart fills this care gap: the pioneering project guarantees professional care through midwives for all families with newborn babies - including families who don't speak German. Consultations during pregnancy and a helpline staffed by midwives 365 days a year are also available. Familystart offers families comprehensive care before and after birth.
Familystart is a network of independent midwives and is registered as an association. Our contractual partnerships with maternity clinics pave a novel path to ensure postnatal care in the home. Familystart makes sure that the helpline is available daily and offers high-quality guidance and advice. We work closely with the Basel section of the Swiss Federation of Midwives.
A healthy start in life
Familystart helps to give children a healthy start in life. Our experienced midwives ensure the provision of primary health care, enhance the babies' healthy development and are able to recognize possible risks early on.
Familystart supports families at a sensitive time in their lives. The midwives assist parents with advice and care in the eventful days before and after birth. They make sure the mother gets the care she needs and help the parents feel more confident in looking after their baby.
Our goal is integrated care
Prospective parents are in touch with many different people and organizations and often don't know who is in charge of what. Postnatal care in particular is fragmented. Familystart is committed to creating a coherent, connected system of care. Because the midwives have close contact with the families, a coordinating role comes naturally to them.
Learn more about the goals and values of Familystart in our mission statement: