Pregnancy / Maternity

You are expecting a child. What exciting news! You know the baby will turn your life upside down, especially if it's your first. But what other changes will this new life situation bring? With your health insurance, for example, the focus will be on completely different things, some of which you may never have thought about before.

What's worth knowing about pregnancy and maternity

Pregnancy brings about physical changes and raises many questions about becoming a mother, being parents, working, etc. You can find answers to many of these questions in prenatal classes, from your doctor or on our website.

Prenatal testing

Before opting for prenatal tests, you should ask your gynaecologist for advice. He or she can arrange for the tests if they seem reasonable.


Your midwife accompanies and cares for you during pregnancy, birth and the immediate postnatal period and while you are breastfeeding, either at home, in a birthing centre or a hospital. She does check-ups, often provides prenatal courses and postnatal exercise instruction, guides the birth and supports you during your first days at home.


There are various options for giving birth:

  • home birth
  • outpatient birth in a birthing centre or hospital
  • inpatient birth in a birthing centre or hospital

Look into the different options in advance and decide where you will feel most comfortable. If you experience complications during pregnancy, providing the right care for you and your baby is the top priority.


After giving birth, you have plenty of time to get to know your baby. Enjoy this beautiful and precious time. Did you know that you can register your baby even before you give birth? Take a look at our brochure (PDF, 256KB) .