Here is a midwife database – you can use various criteria to narrow down your search.
Every pregnant woman in Austria is entitled to a free consultation with a midwife in her 20th week of pregnancy. In addition, every woman who has public health insurance has the right to five home visits by a midwife after the birth. Be aware that you need to make arrangements early on in your pregnancy, and that the visits will only be free of charge if the midwife has a contract with your insurance company. If you want to hire a private midwife, your insurance will reimburse you a certain amount of the midwife’s fee. The exact amount depends on the type of insurance you have. If necessary, the number of the visits can be increased.
A private midwife can also accompany you during the birth. However, it is important to know that every midwife is licensed to work in a particular hospital. This means that you either have to choose a hospital first and then obtain a midwife list from them, or you have to pick a midwife first and register to give birth at the hospital in which she practices. Public insurance will not cover the cost of a private midwife. However, some private insurance companies do.
Doulas in Austria (DIA)
DIA is an organization that provides support and information about doulas in Austria. You can reach out to them through their contact page.
Family Community Centers
There are many family centers where you can join free breastfeeding groups, baby circles and various classes during your pregnancy and after your little one arrives. It is also possible to have your baby weighed and/or consult with a midwife at these centers.