Pregnancy & Birth

There are different examinations and offer to help and protect the mother and her baby during pregnancy. If a pregnant woman works, there is an additional law. This Law protects pregnant women from dangers and risks in the workplace. Every woman has the right to terminate a pregnancy up to the 12th week. Before that they have to visit a counseling service. Here you will find important information and places for help during and after pregnancy.

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Pregnancy Support - Schwangerschaftsbegleitung

If you are pregnant, you are entitled to preventive care from a gynecologist and a midwife (Hebamme). Please take care of appointments as early as possible so that you are well looked after. The doctor carries out regular examinations to check whether the mother and child are healthy. The midwife (Hebamme) accompanies the woman during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and breastfeeding. She answers all questions about birth and prepares you for your child birth. As you are expecting your baby, you can attend courses to prepare for the childbirth. The midwife (Hebamme) explains the different techniques used in childbirth, for example water birth. The midwife (Hebamme) is also your help during birth. A doctor is only called in if there are problems. After the birth, the midwife (Hebamme) helps the family with the new situation and with the baby. She also takes care of the medical needs of the mother and the baby and checks, for example, whether the navel is healing well and whether the baby is eating enough. Here you can find your midwife (Hebamme):

Klinikum Bamberg
Buger Straße 80
96049 Bamberg
0951 / 50 31 59 42
The Social Foundation will help you find a midwife.

You can also find your midwife (Hebamme) online:

In addition to midwives and gynecologists, there is also the option of private birth and childbed support from a doula.

Consultation Offers

There are various offices in the city and district of Bamberg that provide advice on family planning, pregnancy, life with babies and children and many other topics.

Do you have questions about your pregnancy or need help with different things? With the offices you can also submit joint applications in order to receive financial support. Even if you have problems, you will find advice here. If you want to terminate a pregnancy, you will also get advice here. Everything you discuss is confidential. The information will not be passed on to others.

Antenatal Classes - Geburtsvorbereitungskurse

In childbirth preparation courses, pregnant women and their partners receive information on how pregnancy and childbirth proceed. You can learn to prepare yourself with movement and breathing exercises to help ease the delivery. You will also learn exercises to help you after childbirth. The courses are mostly offered by midwives and paid for by the health insurance. Just type “midwife” / “hebamme” or “Birth preparation course” / “Geburtsvorbereitungskurs” in Bamberg.


As additional preparation for the birth, you can attend events that provide information about the birth. You can also check the labour room in the hospital or the birth center. Here you can see where and how you can bring your child into the world, for example lying down, sitting down or in the water. You will also receive information on how you can have less pain when you have an epidural (epidural anesthesia). You can also give birth to your child at home with the help of the midwife.

Ketschendorfer Straße 33
96450 Coburg
09561 / 22 – 63 81
09561 / 22 – 64 91 Kreißsaal

Hofheimer Straße 69
97437 Haßfurt
09521 / 28 232

Universitätsstraße 21-23
91054 Erlangen
09131 / 85 – 3 49 15
09131 / 85 – 3 49 00 Kreißsaal

After Giving Birth

You are not alone even after giving birth. The first 6-8 weeks (childbed) are important for you and your baby. Your body is changing again and you are building a relationship with your child. Everything is new and sometimes things don’t always work out right away. You will get help from your midwife (Hebamme) and also from other agencies. The costs will be covered by the health insurance. How to change the baby’s diaper properly? Why is the baby crying? How does breastfeeding work? Do I have enough milk? A lot of new questions can be answered. Sometimes a woman does not feel well after childbirth. When the hormones in the body go haywire and everything is just too much and different, it can lead to depression. You can always get help with any problem. In addition to your midwife, you can also get help from the counseling centers (see above).

Breastfeeding Counselling

You can have the hospital and your midwife show you how to breastfeed. In addition, there are other opportunities for information that you can use.

Baby's Supplies

Do you need clothes, a pram, a baby bed or other things and have little money or are you in an emergency? You can get used clothes and other things for your baby for free or for little money at various places. Contact the counseling centers (see above). You can apply for financial aid there. Or you can find help here:

Theatergassen 9
96047 Bamberg
0951 / 2 99 57 50
With an authorization card from Caritas you can get used baby and children’s supplies here.

Neuerbstraße 18
96052 Bamberg
0951 / 91 41 89 35
Please contact us in advance by phone or email.

You can also find what you need at bazaars, e.g. in kindergartens and on the Internet:

Postpartum Crises (Crises after childbirth)

Psychological crisis can easily occur during pregnancy and after childbirth. The body and the whole life is changing and that can be a big burden. If you have any concerns or doubts, talk to your midwife or the counselling centers (see above). You can find here other places:

OASE Beratung und Begegnung
Heiliggrabstraße 16R
96052 Bamberg
0951 / 98 21 00
There is also a self-help group “Crisis after childbirth”. Meeting: Thursdays at 10:30 o’clock

0800 / 111 0 111
0800 / 111 0 222
You can always call here with any problem or concern! People are good at listening.