Pregnancy screening Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The health insurance company covers the costs of early detection examinations and tests necessary during pregnancy.

The statutory pregnancy prevention includes a detailed consultation in which your doctor asks you about personal and family illnesses, your current condition and your life situation. The physical examination also measures weight and blood pressure and a blood and urine sample is taken.

After the initial examination, the doctor issues the mother's passport. It records all the data that is important for pregnancy and childbirth.

After the initial examination, further checks are carried out at intervals of four weeks. In the last two months of pregnancy, the gap is shortened to about two weeks. The doctor checks the heart tones of the child and your weight at each appointment. In addition, the hemoglobin content of your blood is monitored. In the course of pregnancy, tests are also followed for infection with hepatitis B (HBs antigen) and screening for gestational diabetes (glucose tolerance test).

Other services include an ultrasound examination in the first, second and third thirds of pregnancy and a screening for gestational diabetes.

  • Electronic health card,
  • Mother's passport (issued at the initial examination)

Related Links

  • Section 73 paragraph 2 point 4 Social Code Fifth Book (SGB V)
  • Guidelines of the Federal Committee of Physicians and Health Insurance Funds on medical care during pregnancy and after childbirth (maternity guidelines)
  • Section 24c Social Code Fifth Book (SGB V)

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