Pregnant and your world's upside down?

We are there for you – with confidential and safe advice.

0800 – 40 40 020

Pregnant and nobody must know about it?

Pregnant and all alone?

Pregnant and everything is uncertain?

Pregnant and your world's upside down?

There are few things that change your life as much as being pregnant.
No matter what questions, doubts or fears you have, we are there for you.
Online, over the phone or face to face.

  • Support hotline "pregnant and in need"

    anonymous and secure

    The support hotline 0800/ 40 40 020 is free and available around the clock. The sooner we find out about your difficult situation, the better. We help with advice and active support - in 18 languages*, if necessary. We put you in touch with a pregnancy counselling centre – without mentioning your name. You can then discuss everything in an unhurried setting with a female counsellor near you.

    On request, this meeting is anonymous and absolutely confidential.


    *Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese / Mandarin, German, English, French, Italian, Kurdish, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian / Croatian / Bosnian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

  • Online advice service of the "pregnant and in need" support hotline

    from your PC at home or on the go


    Fast, safe, anonymous and encrypted: use the email and chat advice service of the "pregnant and in need" support hotline. This is as secure as the advice over the phone and you will remain anonymous. All counsellors are by law bound by the duty of confidentiality.

  • Face-to-face advice

    regional counselling centres in your area

    A pregnancy counselling centre in your area is just a click away. Get anonymous and safe advice from one of more than 1,600 counselling centres if you have any questions related to pregnancy.

What is pregnancy counselling?
  • The right to help

    You have an absolute right to seek advice and assistance on any matter to do with pregnancy. You have a legal right to be given comprehensive advice by a recognised pregnancy advice centre. And it can be anonymous if you want.

  • Confidential and, if you choose, anonymous

    We'll help you no matter what questions or fears you might have. You don't have to give your name. And if you contact us online or by telephone, you can be sure: Your data will always be protected.

  • With sympathy and without judging

    Experienced counsellors provide you with tangible assistance and offers of support. They work with you to find the best solution for you. They won't try to influence you and they'll respect your decision.

  • Protected and safe

    All our counsellors have a duty of confidentiality by law. This means that everything that you disclose to them is highly protected. No-one will find out about your conversation – including your relatives, your employer, local authorities or health insurance funds.

  • Open to everyone

    You're welcome to contact us just as you are. Our counsellors will support you regardless of gender, origin, faith, sexual orientation or sexual identity. As a couple or alone.

  • Competent and personal

    All our specialist counsellors are highly trained and very experienced. They work according to professional quality standards and know what help is available in your area. Advice is always provided personally – whether you visit us or call us by phone.

For further information, please use our information websites
You'll find basic information on lots of important questions to do with family planning, pregnancy and birth at, an information service of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA).
(Information available in German only)

Anonymous advice and confidential birth

We offer confidential support and protect you when you don't know what to do. Together with you, we find a safe way out that's right for you and your child.

Rat und Hilfe

Find an advice centre near you

Professional advice and comprehensive help with all questions to do with pregnancy and birth are also available locally near you. Our female counsellors are there to help you in over 1,600 advice centres throughout Germany. Personally, in absolute confidence.

Find an advice centre (information available in German only)

Support Hotline"Pregnant women in distress"

Bundesministerium fuer Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend