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As soon as there is certainty that a baby is on the way, everything revolves around the healthy pregnancy. From week to week, the anticipation of the offspring grows. The online service on the Familienportal.NRW supports you with information on prenatal care and valuable tips on other health issues.

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Midwifery Aid

The midwife is a valuable companion during pregnancy and the postpartum period. (Expectant) mothers who have statutory health insurance are entitled to the support of a midwife before and after birth. The costs are covered by the health insurance.

Maternity benefits

During the maternity protection periods, (expectant) mothers are under special legal protection. Before and after the birth, they are not allowed to work for a certain period of time. The Maternity Protection Act ensures that mothers do not suffer any financial disadvantage during this time. Employees receive up to 100 percent of their previous net income, consisting of maternity pay and an employer allowance.