Birth in a clinic
Parents-to-be, you can visit various maternity clinics before birth to familiarise yourselves and determine delivery options. Either at an information evening or in conversation with the midwife on-site, you can clarify any questions you may have regarding the options of your birth plan. Medical clinics each offer their own unique services and will welcome any enquiries.
During labour you will be competently looked after by the midwife on duty.
After the birth, mother and child usually stay for two to three days on the weekly ward.
Outpatient births are also possible in every maternity clinic. If mother and child are well and birth was without complications, you can go home four to six hours after the birth. Your midwife during postnatal care should be informed in advance about the outpatient discharge.
Some clinics offer self-employed midwives. They can be organized in a shift team so that the midwife on duty will be called during labour. Some midwives offer on-call duty to accompany and care for "their" women in the clinic completely. Here, too, you can stay in hospital after birth or go home on an outpatient basis.
Birth in the birth house:
In birth houses expectant mothers with uncomplicated pregnancies have the opportunity to experience the birth of their child in a trusting atmosphere, independently and without routine interventions. Individual support by the midwife ensures the safety of the childbearing mother and her child. Register early for a birth in the birth house.
Homebirth can be planned if there are no risks.
The home environment has a relaxing effect on the expectant mother and therefore facilitates the birth process. Individual support by the midwife ensures the safety of the childbearing mother and her child. If you are considering a home birth, contact a homebirth midwife as soon as possible.