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Frequently asked questions relating to childbirth and confinement at the Dritter Orden Clinic

Here you will find detailed information to childbirth and confinement.
  • When and how do I have to register for childbirth?

    As early as possible, i.e. as soon as it is certain you are pregnant. Ideally in the 8th week of pregnancy. Since more women wish to give birth at our Clinic than we can cope with (in terms of space and staff), we keep a registration list for the birth, as we want every woman to have the best possible midwife assistance during the birth to enable her to give birth in the way she wishes in a calm atmosphere. Register by telephone for our midwife consultation session, every Wednesday from 14.00 to 16.00 hours.

    Telephone number: +49 89 1795-1395


  • Should I present at the Clinic before the birth?

    If you have registered with us to give birth you should arrange an appointment for a personal interview about 6 to 8 weeks before the due date – likewise via the midwife consultation session. During this visit we enter you in the Patient Management computer at the Paediatric Clinic entrance door. Besides that you will have a medical history chat with the midwife, during which your previous medical history is cleared up. Here you will have the opportunity to ask questions relating to procedures and express your wishes. Please bring your pregnancy record with you.

  • Can I visit the delivery room before giving birth?

    Our delivery rooms can be visited on Wednesdays from 19.30 hours. Telephone just before 18.00 hours to see whether it is possible to visit.

    Telephone number: +49 89 1795-1365

  • What do I have to bring with me to the Clinic?

    Apart from personal items you should have the following in your Clinic bag: your pregnancy record, your European Health Insurance Card or provisional confirmation from your health insurer (replacement certificate), pyjamas, bathrobe, personal laundry, bathing shoes, toilet bag, an outfit for the child, a few snacks – and patience.

  • Am I allowed to bring a companion along for the birth?

    We generally welcome the father-to-be or another person of confidence being there when the baby is born.

  • Can I have my baby by water birth?

    In our Maternity Department we have three bathtubs available for a relaxation birth during labour and – depending on the mother-to-be – for the birth as well.

  • Do you also administer homoeopathic medicines?

    Our midwives are familiar with homoeopathy and use the most important remedies that can help during a birth, as and when required.

  • Will the baby be breastfed right after the birth?

    To give the mother and child as good a “breastfeeding start” as possible the newborn baby is breastfed right after birth. In the confinement period the young mother receives expert assistance in taking care of her child. There is an experienced team of paediatric nurses, nurses, midwives and doctors on hand for every question.