Schwangerschaft und Mutterschutz in der Kardiologie und in der Kinder- und Jugendkardiologie: Konsensuspapier der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie (DGK), der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Kardiologie und Angeborene Herzfehler (DGPK) und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Arbeitsmedizin und Umweltmedizin (DGAUM)

Translated title of the contribution: Pregnancy and maternity protection in cardiology and in pediatric and adolescent cardiology: Consensus paper of the German Cardiac Society (DGK), the German Society for Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects (DGPK) and the German Society for Occupational Medicine and Environmental Medicine (DGAUM)

Gülmisal Güder*, Jana Boer, Sonia Busch, Luise Gaede, Tobias Graf, Ulrike Herberg, Angela Kretschmer, Martina Krüger, Carolin Lerchenmüller, Moritz Merbecks, Katja Nebe, Mirja Neizel-Wittke, Uta Ochmann, Tanja K. Rudolph, Stefan Sack, Maria Isabel Körber*

*Corresponding author for this work

Abstract

Women in cardiology and pediatric cardiology are exposed to special health risks that may call into question their continued employment during the protected time and may result in company employment bans. Pregnant, breastfeeding and recently postpartum women are subject to special legal protection to protect themselves and their children from irresponsible endangerment and occupational discrimination. The aim of this consensus paper of the German Cardiac Society, the German Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects and the German Society for Occupational Medicine and Environmental Medicine is to present the legal framework of the Maternity Protection Act and to discuss adaptation and redesign options of the working conditions during pregnancy and breastfeeding to enable unrestricted occupational participation and avoid blanket employment bans and the resulting career losses and delays in further training.

Translated title of the contributionPregnancy and maternity protection in cardiology and in pediatric and adolescent cardiology: Consensus paper of the German Cardiac Society (DGK), the German Society for Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects (DGPK) and the German Society for Occupational Medicine and Environmental Medicine (DGAUM)
Original languageGerman
JournalKardiologie
Volume18
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)200-212
Number of pages13
ISSN2731-7129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03.2024

Research Areas and Centers

  • Centers: Cardiological Center Luebeck (UHZL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-12 Cardiology, Angiology
  • 205-21 Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 205-20 Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  • 205-10 Toxicology, Occupational Medicine, Clinical Chemistry

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