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Every year, about 60,000 children are born in Denmark. The Danish Health Authority imparts health-related advice to pregnant women and guidance on the health of their children.

Information for pregnant women

Healthy habits are important both before, during and after pregnancy. So please eat healthy, exercise regularly and abstain from smoking, alcohol and drugs. You should also take the recommended vitamins and dietary supplements. 

Learn more about healthy habits

Healthy habits – before, during and after pregnancy

(Also available in Arabic, French, Pashto, Polish, Somali, Turkish and Urdu via this page)


Learn more about pregnancy and childbirth

This publication gives you a brief overview of pregnancy and childbirth and introduces you to the examinations and tests and other types of pregnancy care that are available. 

New in Denmark – pregnancy and birth

(Also available in Arabic, Farsi and Somali via this page)


In Denmark, we offer all pregnant women two ultrasounds during pregnancy free of charge. Learn more about fetal testing during pregnancy

Pregnancy – Fetal testing – web version

Pregnancy -  Fetal testing – print version

(Also available in Arabic, Farsi, Polish and Somali via this page)



The Danish Health Authority recommends that you take advantage of the free offer to get vaccinated against whooping cough (in the third trimester) and influenza. The vaccination protects both mother and child. Please call your doctor to make an appointment.

Updated 27 JAN 2021