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Will me delivering the baby by cesarean section affect my parental benefit?

Child Cesarean delivery - Parental Benefits (Original title)

Hi ,
Please I need to know the parental benefits in case i deliver my child with C section ( kejsarsnitt ?  how many days can i get vacation ? can i get sick leave based on this or will i get the normal mammaledig days ? What will my husband get ? will he get extra days off as he needs to take care of me after the delivery operation ?

Thanks .


  • Hi;

    If you are not able to look after your child following the C-section, then you can apply for sickness benefit during parental leave. There is more information about this benefit here. Your husband can then take normal parental benefit if he needs to look after the baby while you are sick, as well as the regular 10 days after the birth of the baby, which have to be taken within 60 days of the birth.

    If the baby is in need of special treatment or observation in hospital after the C-section, the process may be different. In that case you can apply for sickness benefit during parental leave, as mentioned above, but your husband may apply for VAB to look after the child while s/he is in hospital. There is more information about that here, under the heading My child is less than 8 months old. What applies for me?

    For more specific questions about your case and the application process, please call us on 0771-524 524 (choice '8' for English) and we will be happy to help.

    Best regards,

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