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Department of obstetrics

Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Henrich
gynaecology and obstetrics

About the department

The department of obstetrics at the University Hospital Charite Berlin specialises in performing medical care during the prenatal period and childbirth. It offers a wide range of services at two campuses of Charite Hospital. The qualified doctors provide special consultations, courses and educational hours for pregnant women. In addition, midwives' consultations and support are available on a department basis. In addition, the department carries out scientific and clinical research in obstetric and perinatal medicine, including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and prenatal diagnostics. Furthermore, the unit cooperates closely with the hospital's gynaecology, neonatology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery and anesthesiology departments. It is worth mentioning that the team accepted the certificate "Best Recommendation" at the official award ceremony for the Tagesspiegel "Best Clinics 2022". Moreover, the experienced doctor of the department received an award from the German Society for Perinatal Medicine in recognition of his many years of work in the field of fetal programming.

The primary focus includes the diagnosis and treatment of maternal and child diseases, as well as high-quality prenatal care. In addition, women with severe pregnancy complications get medical help at the department. The main focal point of the obstetrics department is a safe birth of a healthy child with minimal risks for the mother.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Prenatal diagnostics:

  • ultrasound examination
  • amniocentesis
  • cordocentesis
  • maternal serum tests
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • malformation diagnosis
  • screening tests

Delivery room:

  • vaginal birth
  • ambulatory birth
  • water birth
  • C-section
  • birth stimulation
  • spinal anaesthesia 
  • epidural anaesthesia 
  • complex anaesthesia 

Pregnancy complications control:

  • preeclampsia
  • hypertension
  • thyroid disorders
  • gestational diabetes
  • anaemia
  • infections during pregnancy
  • addictions
  • breech position of the fetus

Consultation hours:

  • diabetes consultation
  • infection consultation
  • addiction consultation
  • psychosomatic consultation
  • risk consultation
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Doctor profile


  • 1983 – 1989 Medical studies at the Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg, San Diego (USA), Zurich (Switzerland)
  • 1990 Approval and promotion
  • 1990-1997 Clinical Education at the Charité, Virchow-Clinic, Berlin
  • 1997 Board Certification for Obstetrics & Gynecology 
  • 1999 Board Certification in Feto-Maternal Medicine 
  • 1999 optional further training in perinatal medicine and special obstetrics
  • 2000 Diploma in Fetal Medicine (Fetal Medicine Foundation London UK) 
  • 2009 Board member German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine


  • 1990 - 1997 Specialist training at the Charité, Virchow-Klinik, Berlin
  • 1997 Specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics
  • 2003 Habilitation and Venia Legendi
  • since 2011 Director of the Clinic for Obstetrics, Charité Campus Virchow Clinic and Campus Mitte, Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Diploma in Fetal Medicine (Fetal Medicine Foundation UK)
  • Appointment to Level III of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM)
  • Board member of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM)
  • More than 450 national and international publications
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