Help for pregnant women Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you receive social assistance or basic security, you will be supported during pregnancy and maternity leave.

As a beneficiary of social assistance or basic security, you will be supported by the social welfare office during pregnancy and maternity if you do not have health insurance. You will receive the normal health insurance benefits:

  • Medical treatment and care,
  • support from midwives,
  • Medicines, bandages and remedies.

If needed, you will receive care in inpatient facilities. If you need care at home and the family cannot take over the care, the costs for home care are also covered proportionately. However, this depends on the level of care.

  • Application for health assistance
  • Identity card or passport (or other documents that can identify the person beyond doubt)

The competent social assistance institution shall provide information on the documents required in individual cases.


Health assistance is provided to persons who do not have statutory or sufficient private health insurance, who are not eligible to provide the benefits via the health insurance fund (§ 264 para. 4 SGB V) and for whom it is not reasonable to raise the funds for the necessary assistance from income and assets.


Eine Liste der anerkannten Schwangeren- und Schwangerschaftskonfliktberatungsstellen sowie weitere Informationen bezüglich Hilfen für Schwangere und Beratungsangeboten für Familien finden Sie auf den Internetseiten der Landesregierung Schleswig-Holstein.

Details zur Bundesstiftung erhalten Sie auf den Internetseiten des Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSFJ).

  • Federal Foundation for Mother and Child Protection of Unborn Life
  • Information for families

Related Links

  • § 50 Twelfth Book of the Social Code (SGB XII)
  • Statutes of the Foundation Family in Need

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

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