NEXTCLINIC IVF Zentren Prof. Zech - Bregenz

Pregnancy and Childbirth



1. We will support you throughout pregnancy
2. Range of available information leaflets


1. We will support you throughout pregnancy

In order to provide "our" couples with information on the development of their baby in its mother's womb, we have compiled a couple of valuable tips on topics such as medical check-ups, nutrition, healthy lifestyle and many more. Please request the information pack in writing, by e-mail or by telephone while, at the same time, informing us about the exact stage of your pregnancy. To give you more details on the course of your pregnancy, prenatal care (by referring/co-treating gynecologist) and to provide you with valuable advice, we would be pleased to send you upon request detailed information (leaflets) on the recommended schedule of prenatal visits. Personal medical care will be provided by your local gynecologist. You may receive additional information on pregnancy and birth during the personal conversations at our centers, from your gynecologist, in antenatal classes or from the abundant literature on the subject of pregnancy.

2. Range of available information leaflets

Some examples of frequently asked questions during pregnancy:

  • Can I use hair dye? To date, limited scientific evidence is available on this subject.
  • Can I still exercise? Of course, sport and exercise are also HEALTHY during pregnancy, provided that the following rules are observed...
  • Is it safe to fly while I'm pregnant? The greatest risk is an unplanned delivery under unfavorable conditions!

Household remedies against common complaints during pregnancy:

  • Sickness, vomiting: avoid smoking, drinking alcohol or carbonated drinks...
  • Vaginal discharge: hip baths with chamomile, marigold or lady's mantle tea... (note: a whitish-opaque and liquid discharge that is neither itching nor smelling can be regarded as normal during pregnancy)
  • Low blood pressure: signs are tiredness, listlessness, dizziness, headaches, cold feet and hands. Regular, moderate exercise in the fresh air is highly recommended ...
  • Heartburn: Take a soup spoon of olive or sunflower oil prior to your meals ...

Products that can facilitate the daily life of pregnant women:

  • Baths ...
  • Creams ...
  • Other products such as algae water-ampoules which are regarded as natural diuretics ...
  • Compression stockings to prevent venous disorders during pregnancy ...

Chorionic villus sampling, placental biopsy and amniocentesis:

  • The purpose of chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis ...
  • Performance of chorionic villus sampling and placental biopsy ...
  • Performance of amniocentesis ...
  • Potential complications associated with chorionic villus sampling (CVS), placental biopsy and amniocentesis ...

Here are some points to consider in your first 12 weeks (first trimester) of pregnancy:

  • Duration of pregnancy – due date: A pregnancy is considered full term at 10 lunar months (= 40 weeks or 280 days) ...
  • How is your baby developing ...
  • Changes in well-being, mood and behavior: Low blood levels in the morning are often responsible for morning sickness. However, sickness may also occur in the early afternoon ...
  • When should I start taking food supplements? (vitamins, folic acid, iron, calcium, etc. ) ...
  • What should I do next? ...
  • Important dates ...

What you need to know about your pregnancy between 12 - 20 weeks
What you need to know about your pregnancy between 20 - 26 weeks
What you need to know about your pregnancy between 26 - 32 weeks
What you need to know about your pregnancy between 32 - 37 weeks
What you need to know about your pregnancy between 37 weeks and term
Information on childbirth pre-registration at the hospital and on childbed:

  • Lochia discharge (post-birth vaginal discharge) usually lasts for 4-6 weeks after delivery ...
  • Proper care of your episiotomy stitches...
  • Breast care ...
  • Postnatal workout ...
  • Postpartum periods and conception ...