The matter was recently addressed by MP Jeff Engelen (ADR) in the context of a parliamentary enquiry.

In its official response, the Ministry of Health explained that the decision if a father may join the mother during an ultrasound examination lies with the doctor. Naturally, the ongoing pandemic and its respective protocols still require that only few people accompany the mother to the hospital or doctor's office.

Nevertheless, as long as sanitary measures are being respected, fathers are still allowed to accompany the mother during this important milestone, the ministry confirms.