What is midwifery aid?Every woman is entitled to midwifery care during pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period and breastfeeding.
Midwives offer comprehensive and holistic care during this time and are competent contact persons until the end of the breastfeeding period.
In order to get to know each other better and to build up a relationship of trust, it is best to contact the Midwifery Centre as early as possible, but at the latest in the second half of pregnancy.
The midwives of the Midwifery Centre care for you during pregnancy, the postpartum period and breastfeeding. They do not attend births. The clinics and birth centres are available for this.
The costs for midwifery services are regulated by the the salary agreement for midwives. Statutory health insurance completely covers these services. Billing is done directly with the health insurance company.
Many private insurances also cover these services. The catalogue of benefits depends on the contract concluded.
Therefore, it is useful to have the health insurance company confirm in writing that the costs will be covered before you make use of midwifery help.
Midwife services during pregnancy
- Preliminary consultation
- Antenatal care with documentation in the maternity passport,
- help with pregnancy complaints,
- care for high-risk pregnancies,
- childbirth preparation in a group
- or individual birth preparation (only possible with a medical certificate).
Midwifery services in the puerperium
- Care of mother and child (in the hospital, in the midwifery centre or visits at home) during the first twelve weeks after birth.
- Postnatal gymnastics in a group
Postpartum care includes:
Guidance and advice regarding the care and nutrition for the baby, guidance and advice while nursing the baby, help with breastfeeding problems, and observation of the puerperal course (which includes involution of the uterus, navel care, family planning, pelvic floor exercises, etc.)
Midwifery services during the breastfeeding period
Several telephone consultations and contacts until the end of the breastfeeding period.
Your midwife will show you the first postnatal exercises. In addition, your health insurance will pay for you to attend a postnatal gymnastics course with a midwife to optimally strengthen your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.
Often, the course also offers some time for common exchange and getting to know other mothers. The course can be started from the eighth week after birth and should be completed by the end of the ninth month of your child’s life. Please register in time.