Water-based birth preparation

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Water-based birth preparation

Prepare for giving birth in water-based classes led by qualified midwives. This course is a helpful form of birth preparation even if you are not planning a water birth.


Mums-to-be from the 26th week of pregnancy until shortly before birth.

Lesson days

One morning a week for six weeks.

Course length

Six classes of 90 minutes.

What you need to bring

Please bring a swimming costume, bathing shoes and swimming goggles, and a bathrobe and nose clip if desired. These last items can also be hired.


CHF 260, including day admission to the Thermalbad & Spa Zurich.


Thermalbad & Spa Zurich: Tel. 044 205 96 50

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Your body relaxes and lets go

Pregnancy is a period of major change and the prelude to a significant new stage of life. Preparing for giving birth and becoming a parent while in the warm water is a very special experience. When we’re in the water, we’re in the same environment as our unborn child: weightless, supported, safe and enveloped.

Our body lets go and our breathing gets deeper. The 35°C water invites you to relax. Tensions in your back, which are sometimes caused by pregnancy, are released. Entering the water, submerging ourselves, simply floating and listening to the sound of the water as we do so allows us to feel connected with our child in a unique way.



Corina Engel is a qualified midwife and has undergone further training in water-based birth preparation. She works as an independent midwife, and also works with acupuncture during pregnancy and the postpartum period.


Anna-Maria Kalasek is a qualified midwife and has undergone further training in water-based birth preparation. She also practises shiatsu and water shiatsu, and works with hypnosis and dog-assisted therapy.

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