General midwife services
Midwives are professionals who specialise in pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal care and lactation consultancy.
For the expectant mother, the midwife is the contact person for all questions regarding pregnancy. She can perform antenatal care, help with pregnancy problems, offer pre-parental and parenting courses, and help pregnant women in choosing the place of birth. During labour, the midwife will be right by the woman’s side throughout the entire birthing process with competent support and empathy, wherever needed. During postnatal care the midwife observes the adaptation of the newborn to the new environment and the recovery and healing processes of the mother. Questions and concerns regarding nursing and nutrition are addressed at his time.
The midwife accompanies the whole family through the pregnancy and the first year of the child’s life. The aim is to optimally promote the growing relationship between parents and newborns.
Please contact a midwife early so that she can accompany you competently and comprehensively during pregnancy. If you are unable to find a midwife, please indicate this at https://www.unsere-hebammen.de/mitmachen/unterversorgung-melden/.
Midwives are usually remunerated by health insurance companies. The provision of midwife assistance is regulated in §134 a SGB V. Delivered services are settled by the midwife directly after receipt by the policyholder with the statutory health insurance. If you are privately insured, please contact your health insurance and assistance center to find out which services will be provided. By concluding a treatment contract, the details of legal care with midwife help are regulated. If the midwife offers additional services, the costs of which are not covered by the health insurance, they must be informed.
Further information on the profession of midwife and her work can be found at www.hebammen-sh.de.