Pregnant at last? Now it's getting exciting! When the wish to have a child is fulfilled, expectant mothers and fathers are in for some exciting months. It's good that there is still some time before the birth. Because there is a lot to clarify as soon as the pregnancy test is positive.

Determined move you many topics to which you want to know more: How does pregnancy proceed? What preventive examinations are the woman entitled to? When should we announce the pregnancy to the employer and what will change soon in the job for the expectant mother? What does the baby mean for our partnership? Is the hospital the safest place to give birth? And many, many more questions.

We have summarized the most important things for you on the Familienportal.NRW. Here you will find information about financial assistance and state family benefits for parents, as well as initial practical tips, support services and ideas. This also includes useful checklists to help you with planning: For example, on baby equipment, a packing list for the clinic bag or financial support for infertility treatment in NRW.
And if not everything goes as hoped? Pregnant women in distress are not alone in NRW. There are counseling services for mothers and parents-to-be in every city. You can find out where to get advice and help with just a few clicks.




Subsidized loan "Home ownership for families"

Families with children will receive the "Home ownership for families" loan with improved conditions from 16.10.2023. The income limits and maximum loan amounts have been raised to support housing construction.


Apply for parental allowance online

On the Familienportal.NRW you will find everything important to plan your parental allowance well. In many municipalities, by the way, you can already apply for parental allowance online. Learn more!


Familienportal.NRW: Available in 8 languages!

From now on, all content on the Familienportal.NRW is also available in English, French, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Romanian and Ukrainian with just one click.

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