There are many options when it comes to where you can give birth in Munich. Because Germany has a midwife-led birthing system, your birth will be supported by midwives either in a clinic or hospital, at a birth center, or for a birth in the comfort of your own home.
Here’s my first tip: you don’t need to go to the clinic that is the closest to you! This is a common misconception, but birth does not usually go so quickly that you would not have time to travel to your chosen birth location. What is more important is how you personally feel about the location and the people supporting you there.
Although you can ask around for recommendations, the most important thing when it comes to choosing your location for birth is that what the location provides aligns with what you expect for your birth experience. This means that what is the right clinic for one person may not necessarily be the right choice for you, or if you heard negative things about a particular location, that does not mean that you will feel the same way about it.
Here I have created an overview to help you decide which location is right for you. Take a few moments to clinic each category and learn more about each location.
You can learn more about the different types of locations and details about what you can expect from them in my online mini-course “Birthing in Munich,” coming soon in the Fall 2021! Contact me to be informed as soon as the course is available!