Pregnancy and birth

An new and exiting stage in one‘s life starts with a pregnancy. Immediately, many questions arise. Where can I give birth to my child? Which midwife or doctor can help me with the preparations and birth? What fees does the health insurance cover? What else do I have to pay attention to?

Do not be afraid: pregnant women have a right for sufficient medical examinations and advice by law. The cost is covered by statutory health insurance.

Surgery fee does not apply for medical check-ups

Regular medical diagnostic investigations are very important for mother and baby. This is why no surgery fee has to be paid for pregnancy check-ups. The medical check-ups for the child are also free of surgery fee.

There are many contact points and persons who can help with the various questions during and after pregnancy in Bonn. A good overview is provided by the guide for pregnant women and single parents, which can be ordered at the „Gleichstellungsstelle der Stadt Bonn“, the equal opportunity office of the city of Bonn.

Risk by tobacco and alcohol

During pregnancy, tobacco and alcohol put the development of the child at risk. Smoking during pregnancy can have severe implications for the baby before and after birth, because the toxic substances of cigarettes invade the placenta. Smoking raises the risk of premature delivery and miscarriage. These dangers are also in place if the pregnant woman is around other people who smoke.

Unwanted pregnancy?

Some girls and young women experience an unwanted pregnancy as a great misfortune. The one who does not see a way out of this, does not have to stress out. The city of Bonn offers a free hotline: At the number 90 900 999 young women can get free counseling without leaving their name. This hotline is also confidential. Further offerings for pregnant girls can be found at the site „pregnant under 20“. The addresses of the pregnancy counseling in Bonn can be found in the menu under „Advice and help“.

Further information:
Sexuality and family planning

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