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Pregnancy and the birth of a child

A pregnancy can be long-awaited happy news or a devastating surprise. If you suspect that you are pregnant:

  1. Perform a pregnancy test
  2. If the result of the pregnancy test is positive, you can contact the maternity clinic in your place of residence. 

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During pregnancy

Maternity clinics monitor the wellbeing of the pregnant woman and the foetus during pregnancy.

Birth of a child

Submit a notification on the child’s name and mother tongue within three months of the child’s birth.

Confirming the paternity of a father or the maternity of another mother

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency can confirm a person’s paternity or maternity after acknowledgement of parentage.

Leave and benefits for the parents of small children

As the parent of a small child, you have the right to certain types of family leave, such as parental leave.

Abortion or giving a child up for adoption

If the pregnancy is unwanted, the alternatives may include abortion, or giving the child up for adoption.