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In the UAE, when it comes to reproductive and sexual healthcare, there are comprehensive digital services available. Check out these eServices provided by Emirates Health Services:
1. Pre-pregnancy care
2. Antenatal care
3. Postnatal care
4. Breastfeeding counseling
For expectant mothers, it's crucial to open a file at a maternity hospital before the seventh month of pregnancy. Required documents include passports, marriage certificate, residence visas, Emirates ID, insurance card, and family book (for UAE nationals). The baby's citizenship is based on the father.
Maternity and pediatric healthcare facilities can be found using online resources such as the Medical facility engine by EHS, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), Tamm for Abu Dhabi, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and Ras Al Khaimah Government portal.
The UAE’s Federal Law No. 7 for the year 2019 Concerning Medically Assisted Reproduction governs the use of Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART). The law outlines terms and conditions, prohibits certain practices, and allows specific procedures.
Regarding abortion, it is generally considered a crime unless it endangers the woman's life or there is evidence of fatal deformities in the baby. If the abortion is approved, it must be done before the foetus is 120 days old, during the 17th week of pregnancy and one week into the second trimester.
For more details or specific inquiries, you can contact the Ministry of Health and Prevention. If you have further questions or need assistance, feel free to ask!