Prenatal Diagnosis.

"I am pregnant will my child be healthy?" That is the question posed by expectant mothers and fathers for generations. Prenatal diagnosis seems to offer, on one hand, a reassurance for women and couples and, on the other hand, they also raise a variety of questions:

  • What does it mean if I decide for a prenatal diagnosis, and what happens if I decide against it?
  • How will prenatal diagnosis change my pregnancy experience?
  • What does it mean for my life, if my child is handicapped, or a handicap was diagnosed?

As part of the medical prenatal care, women are routinely offered ultrasound scans. Ultrasound and CTG (EFM heart sound) are usually not seen as methods of prenatal diagnostics. But they are. Even more, they can trigger a variety of other prenatal tests.

In practice, prenatal, diagnostic measures and their possible consequences are usually not discussed. If question about the health of the child suddenly arise due to an ultrasound examination, which require additional examinations, the pregnant women suddenly and unexpected faces the conflict of having to make a decision. First, whether or not to pursue further diagnostics, then - as a possible consequence - for or against her unborn child.

Women should be informed about risks and significance and possible consequences before each prenatal examination.

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Midwives contacts for special care and counseling for prenatal diagnostics (in alphabetical order)

Anna Bohde
Telefon: 0176 / 621 57 364
Kreuzberg und Neukölln

Charlotte Eberwein
Telefon: 030 / 916 52 47
Pankow

Judith Eichhorn
Telefon: 030 / 486 25 020
Prenzlauer Berg, Pankow und Wedding

Doris Hofstetter
Telefon: 030 / 475 99 603
Reinickendorf, Pankow, Prenzlauer Berg und Mitte

Astrid Ihmann
Telefon: 030 / 844 18 540

Susanne Lein
Telefon: 0170 / 986 14 40
Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Pankow und Friedrichshain

Doris Nußbaum
Telefon: 030 / 753 95 33
Tempelhof und Schöneberg

Birgit Rotter
Telefon: 030/ 695 18 850
Kreuzberg und Friedrichshain

Petra Schönberner
Telefon: 030 / 817 32 83
E-Mail: petra.schoenberner@t-online.de

Angela Simon
Telefon: 0176 / 482 60 235
Mariendorf, Marienfelde, Lichtenrade und Steglitz

Hildegund Stärk
Telefon: 030 / 823 17 97
westliche Bezirke

Dorothee Welker
Telefon: 030/ 694 37 47
Kreuzberg

Other agencies:

  • Interdisziplinäres Forum Pränataldiagnostik Berlin e.V.
    Beratungsstelle bei Entscheidungskonflikten vor, während und nach Pränataldiagnostik
    www.infopd.de
  • Bundesverband für körper- und mehrfachbehinderte Menschen e.V.
    Organisation zur Selbsthilfe bei Behinderung
    www.bvkm.de
  • AG Down-Syndrom e.V.
    Selbsthilfeorganisation - Eltern von Kindern mit Down-Syndrom
    www.down-syndrom.de
  • pro Familia
    Beratungsstellen und medizinisches Zentrum
    www.profamilia.de
  • Familienzelt
    Beratungen in Krisezeiten und Kurse rund um die Geburt
    www.familienzelt-berlin.de
  • EJF gAG - Beratungsstelle "Familie im Zentrum"
    kostenlose und unabhängige Schwangerschaftskonfliktberatung
    http://www.familieimzentrum.de