Even if you do not live in Denmark or if, for example, you are awaiting a decision on an application for family reunification, you can still get help if you show up at a hospital while you are in active labour.
You can choose to call the maternity reception before you arrive at the hospital.
When you arrive at the hospital, you will be greeted by a midwife. She will examine your stomach on the outside, listen to see if the baby is well, and examine you on the inside to find out how far along you are in giving birth. She can also offer you pain relief if necessary.
In order for the hospital to allow you to give birth without a yellow medical card, they must create a replacement civil registration (CPR) number. They do this in order to complete a hospital record. In order to create a replacement civil registration number, the staff will ask for your date of birth and your name.
During the birth, there will be one midwife (or possibly two) with you in the delivery room. She will continuously help, support and guide you and tell you how the birth is progressing.
Once you have given birth the staff will examine the baby. They will also assign a replacement civil registration number to the child, which is necessary for the birth to be recorded.
Read more about how your child can receive the necessary vaccinations and examinations.
How much does it cost?
To hear more about your options for giving birth in a hospital with the help of healthcare professionals and without it costing you anything, you can contact Holdepunkt’s counselling at skjultgravid.dk. Call + 45 70 26 31 00 or go to the chat here.
You can also contact The Health Clinic for Undocumented Migrants in Aarhus, Odense and Copenhagen. To find the clinics’ address, you can contact project manager Rikke Dalsted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on + 45 31 71 61 64.
If you have applied for asylum, family reunification or are on another procedural basis for residence
If your basis for residence has not been decided but is being processed by the immigration authorities, the hospital may ask to see the receipt you received from the Danish Immigration Service. It is therefore a good idea to bring this with you.