When it comes to pregnancy within the context of family planning, it is clear from the Safe Motherhood Report that this is a neglected topic across European health systems.
More than half of women surveyed had not discussed family planning with their doctor, with younger women less likely to be asked about it. Women in France were least likely to discuss this issue (80%), whereas those in Spain, Germany and the UK were most likely. Yet the perceived importance of this issue varies culturally and nationally, thus the failure to discuss it may not be seen as a problem by either woman or doctor.
A very small proportion of those surveyed felt that their pregnancy had had a negative impact on their social relations, whether with their partner, or family and friends. According to the results, the most common negative impact is experienced in terms of psychological well-being/mood (12%) and health (11%).