The standard antenatal care for pregnant woman in Denmark consist of the following elements:

Free standard antenatal care offers

  • Midwife consultations
  • Antenatal and parent preparation classes
  • Nuchal Fold scan with assessment of risk of Down’s Syndrome
  • Scan to dete​rmine any specific congenital anomalies

Other antenatal care offers at Rigshospitalet includes:

  • Smoking cessation programmes

Pregnant women at high risk will also be offered: 

A placenta test or a test of the amniotic fluid: The woman will be offered a placenta test or a test of the amniotic fluid only if there is a heightened risk of severe illness for the child. In 1 out of 100 cases the tests are succeeded by an involuntary abortion – thus the examination is not without risk. It is the woman, herself, who decides whether she wishes to accept the offer of an examina­tion or not.