Midwife in Berlin on finding a midwife in Berlin
The test has just shown you are pregnant. Congratulations. And then you hear that you should contact and find yourself a midwife?Immediately, no actually yesterday.
On one hand the role of the midwife in Germany comes into play here. Her ability to look after you medically, if your even little pregnancy decides not to stay. And on the other hand the shortage of midwifes in Germany in general and the ones still working being fully booked if you leave it too long.
I know, you maybe being 5 weeks pregnant and feeling pretty silly calling a midwife this early. But don’t be. In the end- good for you- in looking out for yourself. And now you can put your mind at ease and focus on other things.
So, please do start your search as early as possible and even though somebody might say you have time…NO, you do not. Just AFTER you peed on the stick, then it’s a brilliant time to get active with your search.
My list on how to find a Midwife in Berlin
- There is a Facebook group called Hebammenvermittlung Berlin, I find this group very effective, and there is an equivalent for other German cities too
- In my opinion every printed list you have is outdated or at least not accurate.Searching for a midwife online is maybe more effective. A simply google search of your neighborhood.
- Search via friends and family if possible, colleagues and maybe even neighbors.
- Contact Hebammenpraxen, Geburtshäuser, the midwifes there will offer care.
- Ask at the birthing place of your choice, the hospitals have lists of midwifes that will offer Wochenbett visits.
- Another search option is Ammely a cooperation between the Deutsche Hebammenverband an an pregnancy APP.
My top tip:
- Contact the midwife personally via phone. As midwifes work more away from their desk, emails and text messages might get simply forgotten.
- If you haven’t been lucky, call your insurance and tell them that you can’t find a midwife. They can not help you but they are, in my opinion, responsible for this mess
- sign this https://www.unsere-hebammen.de/mitmachen/unterversorgung-melden/
Now I wish you good luck on your search.
Go leor de ghrá,