Which Hospital to Choose for Birth in Berlin?

19 September 2022 | Before Your Baby is Born | By Lisa H

Now that you have reviewed the general criteria for how to choose a hospital to give birth, it's time to look at the specific hospitals in Berlin and their deadlines.

Here's an overview with detailed information on information sessions for expecting parents, pre-registration and specialties for each hospital.

Please note that some hospitals have moved their information sessions online or have paused them due to the ongoing pandemic. Some have recently started running in-person events again but do check the requirements (masks, tests, partner allowed or not, etc.).

We will update this article regularly with any changes.

Berlin Central

(Friedrichshain - Kreuzberg - Mitte - Tiergarten - Wedding)

Charité Universitätsklinikum Mitte (Mitte)

Info session

Pre-registration

  • You can register for an appointment in advance via this link. The appointment will take place in weeks 32 to 35. A referral slip from your OBGYN is needed!

What Else to Know?

  • Suitable for high-risk pregnancies.

  • Neo-natal unit (level 1).

  • Specialized in:

    - prenatal screenings

    - pregnancy diabetes

    - preeclampsia 

    - breech position

    - multiples

    - infections during pregnancy

    - maternal ailments during pregnancy

    - addiction and pregnancy


Charité Universitätsklinikum Virchow (Wedding)

Info session

Pre-registration

  • Call or email as early as pregnancy week 32 to make an appointment:

    +49 30 450 616 444 (Monday - Friday 09:00 to 13:00 Uhr) or sb-cvk(at)charite.de.

  • Include the following information: your due date, your phone number and email address, anything noteworthy about your pregnancy, any questions you may have.

What Else to Know?

  • Suitable for high-risk pregnancies.

  • Neo-natal unit (level 1).


Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain (Friedrichshain)

Info session

Pre-registration

  • Book an appointment as early as pregnancy week 32 at this link.

  • The appointment will take place 4-6 weeks before your due date.

  • On the day of your appointment, you can ask if it is possible to see (one of) the delivery room(s).

What Else to Know?

  • Suitable for high-risk pregnancies.

  • Neo-natal unit (level 1).

  • Registration of birth (Standesamt on site): Monday - Friday (08:00-12:00).

  • Specialized in:

    - prenatal screenings

    - pregnancy diabetes

    - blood clotting

    - multiples

    - premature births

    - infections during pregnancy

    - internal diseases during pregnancy


Vivantes Klinikum am Urban (Kreuzberg)

Info session

In person: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 18:00. Register online as soon as you can as spots fill up quickly.

Pre-registration

Book an appointment as early as pregnancy week 35 at this link.

The appointment will take place 4-6 weeks before your due date.


Berlin North

(Reinickendorf - Pankow - Prenzlauer Berg - Weißensee)

Vivantes Humboldt-Klinikum (Reinickendorf)

Info session

In person: Every 1st Tuesday of the month at 17:00. Call to register (030 130 12 3510) and bring a negative rapid test result.

Online: Every Jeden 3rd Tuesday of the month at 17:00 on Instagram: @geburtshilfe_berlin_nord

Pre-registration

Call in week 30: 030-130 12 1851 or 030-130 12 3510.

What Else to Know?

Certified "baby friendly" by WHO and UNICEF


Caritas-Klinik Maria Heimsuchung (Pankow)

Info session

Currently not offered. Here’s an information video (in German)

Pre-registration

Register by phone when you have reached 28+0.

If that day falls on a weekend, call the Friday before. Do call on that day as spots for pre-registrations fill up quickly!

Call Monday through Friday between 12pm and 2pm: 030-47517/443.

What Else to Know?

Suitable for high-risk pregnancies.

Certified "baby friendly" by WHO and UNICEF.


Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch (Pankow)

Info session

Online: Every 1st Tuesday of the month at 17:30 via Instagram und Facebook.

Pre-registration

Register by phone when you have reached 28+0.

If that day falls on a weekend, call the Friday before. Do call on that day as spots for pre-registrations fill up quickly!

Call Monday through Friday between 12pm and 2pm: 030-47517/443.

What Else to Know?

Certified "baby friendly" by WHO and UNICEF.


Berlin East

(Lichtenberg - Hohenschönhausen - Marzahn - Hellersdorf)

Sana Klinikum Lichtenberg (Lichtenberg)

Info session

Currently not offered. Here's a video and brochure.

Pre-registration

Call 8 weeks before the due date (week 32).

030-5518-4127 (Monday through Friday between 8:00 and 15:00)


Vivantes Klinikum Kaulsdorf (Marzahn-Hellersdorf)

Info session

Online: Every 1st and 3rd Monday via Zoom.

Request link via email to [email protected]

Pre-registration

Call 8 weeks before your due date (week 32) to schedule an appointment for pre-registration: 030-130 17 2171.

The appointment will take place from the 35th week of pregnancy.

What Else to Know?

Certified suitable for diabetics.


Berlin South-East

(Treptow, Köpenick, Neukölln)

DRK-Kliniken Köpenick (Köpenick)

Info session

In person: Regularly on Tuesdays and Thursday. Early online registration required!

Pre-registration

Call around week 34 (030-3035 -3170) and you will be given an appointment to pre-register.

What Else to Know?

Certified "baby friendly" by WHO and UNICEF.


Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln (Neukölln)

Info session

Online: Every 1st Tuesday of the month at 19:00 via Zoom.

Meeting-ID: 697 6775 9186, Pass code: 56X+TX.

Pre-registration

You have to register and do so early if you want to give birth here.

Call as early as week 12 to receive your personal registration number and a date when to reconfirm.

Monday through Friday (10:00 – 15:00): 030 130 14 8339 (it's easiest to reach them later in the week and/or between 12:00 and 15:00).


Berlin Southwest

(Tempelhof - Schöneberg - Steglitz - Zehlendorf)

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria-Klinikum (Schöneberg)

Info session

Online: Every 1st Wednesday of the month on Instagram.

Pre-registration

Register early (between weeks 14 and 20)!

Make an appointment online.

The registration will take place 4-6 weeks before your due date.


St. Joseph Krankenhaus (Tempelhof)

Info session

Online: Every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month at 18:00 (except public holidays).

Online session link.

Pre-registration

Register early. Make an appointment from week 13 by calling or via your smart phone.

See the numbers for each option as well as for for publicly and privately insured: https://www.sjk.de/kliniken/klinik-geburtshilfe/anmeldung-zur-geburt.html

What Else to Know?

Suitable for high-risk pregnancies.

Neo-natal unit (level 1).

Specialized in pregnancy diabetes.


Krankenhaus Waldfriede (Zehlendorf)

Info session

Once a month online.

See upcoming dates, then register via email to [email protected].

Pre-registration

Call or email from week 30 to register: 030 -81 810-245 or geburtshilfe(at)waldfriede.de.


Berlin West

(Charlottenburg - Wilmersdorf - Spandau - Kladow)

Martin-Luther-Krankenhaus (Wilmersdorf)

Info session

Every two weeks, alternating on Mondays and Thursdays at 18:00.

In-person with registration to veranstaltung.martin-luther(at)jsd.de

Or online via Instagram.

See upcoming dates.

Pre-registration

Register online by giving your due date or call: 030-89 55 33 37 (Monday through Friday 12:00-14:00)

The appointment will take place between weeks 32 and 35.

What Else to Know?

Neo-natal unit (level 3).


DRK-Kliniken Westend (Charlottenburg)

Info session

Currently, no info sessions are offered.

Pre-registration

Register early, from week 12.

Call (030) 3035 - 4425 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 14:00).

What Else to Know?

Suitable for high-risk pregnancies and multiples.

Neo-natal unit (level 1).

Certified "baby friendly."

Pregnancy diabetes.


Sankt Gertrauden Krankenhaus (Wilmersdorf)

Info session

In person: Every last Wednesday of the month (except in December, where it is usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month).

Call to register: 030 8272 2917.

Currently, a negative test (no older than 24 hours) and an FFPs masks are required to attend.

Pre-registration

Call in early pregnancy to make an appointment: 030 8272 2917 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 13:00) or email [email protected]

The appointment will take place around week 30.


Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus Spandau (Spandau)

Info session

Online: First Wednesday of the month at 18:30 on Instagram.

Pre-registration

Register online for an appointment to take place in week 28-32. (Appointment availability seemed good but it's still good to not too leave it too late.)

If there are no more appointments left, call 030 3702 2202 (Monday thru Friday, 12:00-16:00).

What Else to Know?

Suitable for high-risk pregnancies and multiples.

Neo-natal unit (level 1).

Delivery of multiples.


Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe

Info session

Online: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month via Zoom. Meeting-ID: 941 5336 1419, Kenncode: 177214

You may also watch this pre-recorded video.

Pre-registration

You can register online once you heave reached the 24th week of pregnancy (23+0).

Please note that this hospital is very popular and slots go quickly, so try immediately once you reach 23+0!

The appointment would take place around 6 weeks before your due date.

If you are expecting twins, call 030-365 01-652 (Monday through Friday, 10:00–12:00) or email [email protected].

If Havelhöhe is your "backup" hospital for a home birth or birth at a birthing center, you do not need to pre-register. Do fill in this questionnaire and bring it. Your midwife will contact the hospital for you.

What Else to Know?

Anthroposophical approach.

Natural birth.

External turning for breech presentation of the child

Vaginal birth of the child from breech presentation

Vaginal birth of twins

Certified "baby friendly" by WHO and UNICEF

(If you are expecting more than two babies, conceived via egg donation or have pregnancy diabetes that needs to be treated with insulin, you will be unable to give birth at this hospital.)

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