Things to know about pregnancy
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Over the course of your pregnancy, you will experience nine months of changes. You’re growing a baby and your body changes in the process. Your well-being and emotions may also go through different phases. Fortunately, there are midwives, doctors and nurses who can help you through this intense time. They will look after your health issues and support you with organisational challenges. Even if you encounter financial problems or in psychologically stressful situations, a large network of advisors is at your side if you need help.
To help you support your child growing up healthy, there is a free children’s check-up programme in Germany called the ‘U-Check-Ups’. A paediatrician regularly checks how your child is doing, how they are developing, what progress they are making, and whether that need medical treatment. It's important to find a paediatrician's office before your baby is born. That way the important U-Check-Ups can be done without delay and at the appropriate times.
If you are pregnant and need advice, there is a wide range of support available from the Early Help Network. The people who carry out these services for the Early Help Network, are closely connected and the coordination of their networks can help you establish contacts. Even if you are already a mother or father of a baby or toddler, you can get support from the people who belong to this network. If you need help, you will also be put in touch with early help specialists who can give you advice and support over a longer period of time. Support for young parents should start as soon as possible. This is why there is talk of ‘early’ help. The support and advice is free of charge. You can use the offer during the first years of your child's life.