Birth preparation courses

Birth preparation courses Zurich

More than birth preparation

In my opinion, birth preparation takes place onthree levels: the physical, the intellectual and the mental. I offer you a course for all three levels to prepare you holistically for the birth of your child.

For the physical level, I recommend my pregnancy yoga classes. For the intellectual level, I offer you practice-oriented birth preparation courses of varying scope. All birth preparation courses take place in Zurich Albisrieden or at your home (private courses only).

Die Hebamme Imke Albrecht zeigt mit einer Puppe die Anatomie bei der Geburt.

In German and English

A practical course

My antenatal classes in Zurich are courses that prepare you in a practical way for the birth, but also forlife with your baby. I offer courses in German and English.

We discuss the following practical topics in the courses:

  • Preparations during the last weeks before the birth
  • Birth process
  • Dealing with contractions
  • Role of the partner
  • Hospitalization
  • Postpartum
  • Breastfeeding

In addition, all course participants receive access to my app with in-depth information and exercises.

Birth preparation courses Zurich

Day course in the group


The day course is a comprehensive birth preparation course for pregnant couples covering all aspects of birth and the days/weeks after the birth.

When & where

  • Course in German | every Sunday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | GZ Bachwiesen Albisrieden

  • Course in English | every Saturday | 10 am – 5 pm | GZ Bachwiesen Albisrieden


CHF 490.-* per pair

*The basic insurance pays CHF 150, supplementary insurances pay up to 70 % of the remaining costs. On presentation of the Kulturlegi you will receive a 50% discount.

Course content

Preparation for the birth:

  • Preparatory measures in the last few weeks
  • Pelvic floor and perineal preparation etc.

Birth process

  • Start of birth at home
  • When should you go to hospital?
  • Natural birth process
  • Anatomy, phases and duration of birth

Dealing with contractions

  • Breathing
  • Positions and movements
  • Handling and strategies for labor

Role of the partner

  • How can I as a partner support my wife?
  • What is my role?


  • What are the hospital routines and procedures like?
  • What options do we have in hospital?
  • What painkillers can we use if necessary?
  • When and how do you perform a caesarean section or a vacuum? Information for a reassuring feeling in all situations!

Your questions

Of course we will answer all your questions!


  • First breastfeeding
  • Stay in the postnatal ward

First weeks at home

  • Detailed case studies from my everyday life as a postpartum midwife

such as:

  • “First nights – sleeping”
  • Breastfeeding: various case studies such as “sore nipples”, “too little milk/too much milk” etc.
  • Role of the father
  • Screaming behavior
  • Basics on care, handling, carrying, postnatal care such as postnatal recovery, wound healing

My app also offers lots of material on all these topics to accompany you through the weeks before and after the birth.

Included in the course


  • Imke war meine Hebamme im Wochenbett und ich habe mich über jeden Besuch gefreut. Sie ist sympathisch, hilfsbereit und betreut professionell. Sehr geholfen hat, dass sie stets per WhatsApp bei... Mehr lesen...

    Suada L. Avatar Suada L.
    28. November 2022

    Wir waren mit dem Geburtsvorbereitungskurs äusserst zufrieden und können Imke nur weiterempfehlen.

    Jeff Schefer Avatar Jeff Schefer
    28. November 2021

    Wir waren begeistert von Imkes kompetenter & herzlicher Betreuung im Wochenbett und fanden auch ihren Geburtsvorbereitungskurs sehr hilfreich und auf den Punkt gebracht. Wir haben Imke schon mehrfach und sehr... Mehr lesen...

    Nadine Bachmann Avatar Nadine Bachmann
    28. November 2020
  • Wir haben bei Imke den Online-Geburtsvorbereitungskurs besucht, welchen ich definitiv weiterempfehlen kann. Imke hat sehr kompetent wie auch anschaulich erklärt und ist auf die einzelnen Teilnehmer eingegangen. Wir fühlen uns... Mehr lesen...

    Fabienne Largey Avatar Fabienne Largey
    28. November 2020

    Mir hat der Geburtsvorbereitungskurs bei Imke sehr gut gefallen. Mit ganz einfachen Mitteln hat sie uns den Ablauf einer Geburt und alles Weitere rund ums Stillen und das Wochenbett erklärt.... Mehr lesen...

    Sophie Jochems Avatar Sophie Jochems
    28. November 2020

    Sehr informativer Geburtsvorbereitungskurs

    Anja Koszuta Avatar Anja Koszuta
    28. November 2020

In Zurich Albisrieden or at your home

Private birth preparation

Private Geburtsvorbereitungskurse in gemütlicher Atmosphäre bei Imke Albrecht


An approx. 3-hour private course with me or at your home.

The content of this course is the same as the crash course, but we focus on your individual wishes and topics . Most couples come to me and I make us comfortable. I would also be happy to pack my projector, birthing stool, dolls and basin and everything else and we can do the course at your place.

When & where

By individual arrangement

Online participation

We are happy to conduct this course via Zoom.


CHF 570.- per pair*

*The basic insurance pays CHF 150, supplementary insurances pay up to 70 % of the remaining costs. On presentation of the Kulturlegi you will receive a 50% discount.

Course content

By individual arrangement

Included in the course

Request private birth preparation course

I will get back to you as soon as possible following your request.

The Giving Birth Together app

Added value with my app

When you book a birth preparation course with me, you get access to my Giving Birth Together app, which gives you lots of other valuable tips and information.