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Childbirth
in Slovenia

Slovenia is among the most favorable countries for organizing a childbirth. There are parents' schools (Šola za starše) and courses for moms organized by the maternity hospitals in Slovenia. There you will receive a lot of useful information on pregnancy and childbirth. Pregnancy and birth in Slovenia are fully covered by compulsory medical insurance of the mother.

According to current Slovenian legislation, the physician is responsible for the organization of childbirth. After preliminary diagnostic, a doctor is assigned to a future mother. Upon the positive Ultrasound examination results the baby delivery is attended by a midwife, otherwise the chief doctor and pediatrician are necessarily present.

Choosing maternity hospital
in Slovenia

Hospital Room

14 maternity hospitals are available for your choice in Slovenia, where you can choose among different types of deliveries. The classic natural delivery is still the most prevalent in Slovenia.

Ljubljana maternity hospital is one of the largest in Slovenia. Maternity hospital is also one of two diagnostic centers in Slovenia, where diagnostic tests such as amniocentesis and CVS are performed, identifying any chromosomal defects, and also perform diagnostic tests - occipital scanning.

Ljubljana maternity hospital is one of the largest in Slovenia. Maternity hospital is also one of two diagnostic centers in Slovenia, where diagnostic tests such as amniocentesis and CVS are performed, identifying any chromosomal defects, and also perform diagnostic tests - occipital scanning.

Advantages of childbirth
in Slovenia

Prenatal and post-natal
training programs

Various courses for future parents and physical exercises for pregnant women will prepare you for parenthood. After birth, lactation consultants will help to embark breastfeeding.

Ensuring pregnancy
monitoring

Careful monitoring of mother and child health allows doctors to fully control the process and minimize risks. At delivery, the character of the contraction is always fixed, and the baby's heart rate is measured.

Comfortable
conditions

In Slovenian maternity hospitals, you can come on an excursion before the birth giving, see the ward, get to know about the philosophy of the clinic and the directions of its development. After giving birth, you will receive a separate cozy room with an extra sofa for your relatives. An extensive menu of three meals a day, a full bathroom, TV and internet will be available for you.

Qualified
staff

All doctors and nurses receive specialized licenses and certificates. Individual approach to the parents allows you to successfully prepare and conduct childbirth. The first days after the newborn is taken care of by the nurses.

Receive specialist support throughout pregnancy and childbirth!

STATE SUPPORT FOR SLOVENIA
CITIZEN PARENTS

Maternity leave
for mother

Duration – 105 days

A pregnant woman begins maternity leave 28 days before the appointed time. During this period, she receives a maternity allowance.

Paternity
leave

Duration – 90 days

The first 15 days should be used by the time the child reaches the end of the sixth month; the remainder can be used in the form of a full leave until the child reaches the age of three. The amount of paternity allowance within 15 days of the child's birth is 100% of the average salary of the father. The father does not receive benefits for the remaining 75 days, but his social security contributions in the amount of the minimum wage are paid for the period of paternity leave.

Child-care
allowances

Duration – 260 days

One of the parents has the right to go on a leave and take care of the child or to extend the pregnancy decree for 260 days immediately after the term expires. The amount of parental compensation depends on the average salaries, earned during the previous 12 months. Still, the allowance can not be higher than 2.5 times the average gross wage.

Child
allowance

Duration – 360 days

Child allowance is an additional benefit for the maintenance, upbringing and education of a child. The amount of payments depends on the classification of the family within certain category of income, based on the average monthly income per family member in the preceding calendar year. To receive benefits, you must submit an application to the Social Welfare Office with territorial jurisdiction with regard to habitual residence of the child.

Additional
family allowances

Duration – set individually

Includes a childbirth allowance, a large family allowance, a partial payment for loss of income

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