The midwife will advise you on where and how your child should be born: Delivery room, birth center or home birth.
Midwives can determine pregnancy and issue the maternity passport. If there is no high-risk pregnancy and the pregnant woman is healthy, midwives can perform almost all the preventive examinations specified in the maternity passport. For example, they check your child’s weight and blood pressure and determine their position and size. In addition, they check whether the heart sounds are okay and regularly examine urine and blood values. Only ultrasound examinations are reserved for female or male physicians. Midwives are also the first point of contact for pregnancy complaints and preterm labor.
In addition to all these activities, midwives also offer various childbirth preparation courses. These can be, among others: Birth Preparation, Fit in Pregnancy or Yoga for Pregnant Women.