Pregnancy and childbirth in Åland

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Here you can read about pregnancy and childbirth in Åland. Here you can find information on prenatal examinations, maternity guidance in Åland, childbirth as well as, for example, applying for maternity grant and maternity allowance.

This article is about pregnancy monitoring and childbirth in Åland. You can find information on family benefits after giving birth on the page Children and families in Åland which also describes what differences there are compared to Finland. Take a look at Kela’s quick guide for families with children, which gives a good overview of what benefits are available if you are expecting a child. Such as going to the maternity clinic and handing in a pregnancy certificate, applying for maternity grant, maternity allowance during maternity leave, among other things.

Monitoring of pregnancy

As a permanent resident of Åland you are entitled to the free antenatal and postnatal care services provided by health centres in the Province. The purpose of the maternity clinic is to promote the health of expectant mothers, foetuses and newborn babies and the child’s family. If you are covered by health insurance in another EU/EEA country or Switzerland and are staying in Åland temporarily, you are entitled to medically necessary treatment in Åland, which includes monitoring of pregnancy.

Giving birth

Childbirth is part of the special healthcare for permanent residents of Åland. A fee is generally charged for visits to health centres and hospitals. On the ÅHS page on maternity wards and childbirth you can read about preparing to give birth, preparing to breastfeed, when is it time to come and give birth?, what do you need to take with you to the hospital?, good to know when you come to give birth, about the birthing room and anaesthetics etc. 

More information

Childbirth in the Nordic countries and regions.

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