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Pregnancy counseling

Pregnancy counseling

The pregnancy counseling informs and advises usually free of charge and on request anonymously about all issues related to pregnancy. It is offered in Waldeck-Frankenberg by the Diakonisches Werk Waldeck-Frankenberg Even if you are in an emergency situation, you can get help and support there. Topics are:

  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Counseling before, during and after prenatal diagnostics
  • Parenthood and life with infant/toddler
  • Counseling for expectant parents with impairments
  • Social and early support for expectant mothers, expectant fathers and families
  • Financial aid from the Federal Foundation "Mother and Child
  • Legal rights and benefits, assistance with applications and enforcement of legal claims
  • Family planning, partnership, sexuality and contraception
  • Desire for children and fertility
  • Adoption, foster care and confidential birth
  • Abortion
  • Accompaniment after an abortion or loss of a child

Conflict consulting

Pregnancy conflict counseling helps if you are unintentionally pregnant or your current life circumstances are not compatible with having a child. The counseling is open-ended and anonymous upon request. Regardless of the outcome of the conflict counseling, the completion of the counseling is confirmed by a counseling certificate, which is necessary for a penalty-free abortion. Further consultations are possible in the decision-making process, in case of psychological problems after an abortion, or even if you decide to continue the pregnancy.

Confidential birth

Confidential birth is a birth in which the woman gives birth to her child under a pseudonym in a medically safe manner in a clinic or with a midwife. Confidential birth is intended to prevent births without professional medical care. It is also intended to prevent newborns from being anonymously surrendered, abandoned, or killed. Throughout the confidential birth procedure, the woman is supervised and accompanied by a counselor from the on-site pregnancy counseling center. Children born in confidence have the right to inquire about the identity of their biological mother and thus their own parentage after 16 years.

The free, nationwide help hotline "Pregnant women in distress - anonymous and safe" can be reached around the clock and every day of the year at 0800/40 40 020. Experienced counselors are available as your first point of contact for any worries, doubts or fears related to pregnancy and, if you wish, will refer you to a local pregnancy counseling center. The counseling is confidential and anonymous. It is offered in 18 languages - also as sign language.

Counseling opportunities are available in the Waldeck-Frankenberg district in all four mid-sized centers: