Medical treatment during your pregnancy
Receive extra health checks during pregnancy with SBK.
Will it be a boy or a girl? This question is certainly exciting for parents-to-be. The most important thing, however, is that you and your baby are well taken care of.
Comprehensive antenatal medical care is intended to ensure that health risks to the mother or child are detected early on. With the very first health checks, you are laying the most important foundations for ensuring you and your baby are both doing well.
Medical care during pregnancy includes a big check-up at the beginning of the pregnancy as well as regular check-ups with three ultrasound examinations for a medically unremarkable pregnancy.
Of course, we take care of all other health checks, too, provided that these are medically necessary. Your doctor will decide which additional examinations are important for you. Your doctor can then invoice us directly for these additional check-ups via your SBK healthcare card. In particular, women with high-risk pregnancies are likely to need additional check-ups, such as extra ultrasound screenings, as the doctor sees fit. You can find more information about which additional check-ups are possible with SBK on the SBK-Babyglück page.
So that you know which examinations are due when during your pregnancy, our preventive care plan gives you an overview from the first day until the birth.
Preventative care plan during pregnancy
|When?||What examination will be conducted?||What will be investigated?|
|At the beginning of pregnancy||General anamnesis and consultation|| Discussion of general questions concerning the health status of the pregnant woman, the vaccination status and, for example, family burdens, as well as advice on important issues in pregnancy such as|
|In the first few weeks of pregnancy||Blood test and urine test|| In the first few weeks of pregnancy, various blood tests will be carried out, most importantly: |
|9th to 12th week of pregnancy|
19th to 22nd week of pregnancy
29th to 32nd week of pregnancy
|Ultrasound examinations||Check of the development and position of the child and the placenta and assessment of the amount of amniotic fluid.|
|At regular intervals of about four weeks and in the last two months of pregnancy every two weeks||Medical documentation of the course of pregnancy|| The following values are determined during the medical documentation of the course of pregnancy (‘gravidogram’ in the maternity log):|
|Between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy||Screening for gestational diabetes||Determination of the blood sugar value after drinking a solution containing sugar.|
|Between the 24th and 27th week of pregnancy||Antibody screening test||The antibody screening test, which is performed at the beginning of the pregnancy, is repeated again.|
|From the 32nd week of pregnancy||HBs antigen detection||Hepatitis B is a form of infectious liver inflammation with which even newborns can be seriously infected. If the result is positive, the newborn should be immunised against hepatitis B immediately after birth.|
|In the 26th and 27th week of pregnancy with imminent premature birth, from the 28th week of pregnancy if premature labour is suspected or if changes in heartbeat are detected||CTG (cardiotocography)||The CTG is used to detect premature labour and changes in the baby’s heart.|
Prenatal care – your SBK benefits:
- Your health knows no office hours – our medical experts on our SBK Health Telephone for Expectant Mothers and Children are there for you around the clock, including at weekends and on public holidays. Call 0800 072 572 570 01 (free of charge within Germany).
- Are you looking for a good gynaecologist? Your personal consultant will find you gynaecologists in your area who have been highly rated by patients and recommended by doctors.
- We want you to feel safe – that’s why we support you financially within the framework of our SBK-Babyglück with additional, selected check-ups worth €150.
- For all prescription medication and treatments (e.g. physiotherapy) that your doctor prescribes for you due to pregnancy, we cover 100% of the costs – you do not need to make any co-payments.
This is how you get prenatal care:
- Simply present your SBK healthcare card to your gynaecologist or midwife. We’ll take care of everything else. Once your pregnancy has been determined, your gynaecologist will give you a maternity log directly. All forthcoming examinations and results are recorded in the maternity log, so you should always carry it with you.
- Please always bring your maternity log with you to all examination appointments so that the gynaecologist or midwife can find out about all previous examinations and knows which billing options to use with the health insurance company.
- The regular check-ups take place every four weeks until the eighth month, then every two weeks.
- It is so important for you to feel like you’re in good hands with your gynaecologist or midwife. A change of gynaecologist or midwife is of course also possible during pregnancy.
- Your employer is obligated to allow you to attend all check-ups without loss of earnings.