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Family planning is associated with many questions. Expectant parents have a particularly great need for information during pregnancy. In North Rhine-Westphalia, there is a dense network of contact points for pregnant women, fathers-to-be and young families.

You probably have a lot of questions too, perhaps you are unsure or have fears and worries mixed in with your anticipation. The services offered by the recognized pregnancy advice centres provide parents-to-be with comprehensive information and help on all topics - from the desire to have children and financial help for expectant mothers and fathers to prenatal diagnostics or how to deal with abnormal findings. Below you can find out which advice centers you can contact with your questions.

A positive pregnancy test does not always bring joy. Even if you have an unplanned pregnancy or are still very young, you can find information on the Familienportal.NRW about professional advice centers in your area.

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Services on the topicFamily and child

Early aids

The birth of a child is the beginning of a new phase of life for the whole family. It takes time and sometimes nerves of steel to get back into the swing of things. With the "early help" you can be supported with a variety of offers, if you need relief, want advice on certain topics around the child and family and much more.

Infertility treatments

If the desire to have a child remains unfulfilled, this can have many causes. In many cases, treatment is possible. However, this can be associated with significant costs.