Counselling and direct help to women, couples and families who get into serious difficulties due to pregnancy or the birth of a child.

We listen. We help.

We help you! We are a professional advice centre staffed with experts from social and medical professions who are at your service free of charge. We advise you immediately, confidentially and competently. We can also be reached outside office hours, at weekends and on holidays in emergency situations and conflicts concerning abortion. You can receive our counselling by phone 0800 811 100 (free call), by e-mail helpline@samc-foundation.ch or on the spot in personal conversations.

Offers of help

  • Counselling and accompanying during pregnancy and also after childbirth
  • Material and financial support after clarification of the situation
  • Providing local addresses and possibilities for obtaining help where you live
  • Checking on possibilities of income support, help with the preparation of a budget
  •  Cooperation with other help organizations
  • Free legal advice all around motherhood (work, children’s rights, paternity, alimony, etc.)

Is Your Pregnancy Test Positive?

  • Desperate? In conflict about abortion? Questions about work or education? Problems with acceptance of paternity? Financial worries? Questions on alimony, single-parenting? Legal questions?
  • We understand that pregnancy and childbirth are not always accompanied by joy and feelings of happiness. Sometimes questions, anxiety and uncertainty arise.
  • We listen to you. We clarify the situation in personal conversations and plan the next steps together.
  • If you need help and advice – we are here to help you

SAMC helps!

  • Women, couples and families all over Switzerland who get into serious difficulties due to pregnancy and the birth of a child
  • Women (but also fathers) in a conflict about abortion
  • Pregnant women in problematic circumstances
  • Women and couples in a crisis due to prenatal diagnosis
  • Teenagers who unexpectedly become pregnant
  • Parents who are confronted with the pregnancy of their teenager

  1. Because no other word sounds as tender as "Mommy"
  2. Because children say, "I love you" a thousand times
  3. Because I can be proud to be a mother
  4. Because spending time with a child is more exciting than a disco
  5. Because no one can force me to say no to a baby
  6. Because a baby helps to solve many problems
  7. Because even tough men soften up around babies
  8. Because a baby boosts my self-esteem
  9. Because I know I will never be alone, even in old age
  10. Because we can finally celebrate Mother's and Father's Day
  11. Because a baby means having a future
  12. Because the world desperately needs new talent
  13. Because a baby needs me
  14. Because a baby is the most beautiful proof of love
  15. Because God wants babies to live
  16. Because it is so beautiful and fun to find the perfect name
  17. Because children make you happy
  18. Because it is so beautiful, to look into a child’s eyes
  19. Because hearing a baby laughing sounds even better than the most beautiful melody
  20. Because I get back a thousand times the love I give a baby
  21. Because you stay younger longer with children
  22. Because pregnant women become more and more beautiful each day – they shine from the inside out
  23. Because you can finally read fairy tales again
  24. Because hearing a baby laugh releases endorphins in the mother’s system
  25. Because this country needs more love
  26. Because babies smell so good
  27. Because a child asks questions and you have to think to answer them
  28. Because nothing in the world feels more delicate than a baby's skin
  29. Because you can go to the beach and build sand castles
  30. Because a world without babies makes no sense
  31. Because you can dress children up in cute clothes
  32. Because it will be the most beautiful baby in the whole world
  33. Because a child gives new hope and courage