ALL ABOUT HAVING A BABY IN GERMANY

11/02/2021

Having a baby in Germany so far from home and your loved ones can be very overwhelming that is why Project Femos is here to help. Project Femos supports the social and professional integration of migrant women in Germany.Check out their website for English speakers here and their Facebook page here. We are also sharing their very helpful infographics about pregnancy in Germany.

Pregnant people and their unborn babies are protected by German law and they have rights to ensure this protection. This is not limited to physical protection and well-being, but rather, an expectant mother is offered a considerable level of financial and professional protection too.

Pregnant people and their unborn babies are protected by German law and they have rights to ensure this protection, such as being able to take time of from work to attend doctor's appoinments. In addition, if working poses a threat to them or their pregnancy, they have the right to be freed from their obligation to work with a doctor's certificate, without being negatively impacted. 

Pregnancy and new parenthood is such an exciting time but can be quite overwhelming on many levels. Bureaucratic issues can add an extra layer of stress to new parents- especially if they are new to the country and when there is a language barrier involved. This is why we have decided to make a pregnancy timeline to summarise key dates that new parents shoud make a note of when expecting a baby in Germany, to help break it down!