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Guide for parents-to-be

Here you get an overview of offers and services during pregnancy and shortly after birth.

Make an appointment and let us examine you.

Registration of the child
at the registry office of the place of birth.

Child benefit & child supplement
You will receive € 250 per month in child benefit for your child. You can apply for child benefit and child supplement at the family benefits office (Familienkasse) of the employment agency (Agentur für Arbeit) in Ahlen.

Child's health insurance cover
Inform your health insurance fund about the birth of your child.

Preventive check-ups
Make an appointment with the paediatrician.

Information about preventive medical examinations

Wage tax reduction/ child allowance
Apply to the tax office.

Contact point for parents with their children
The Mothers' Centre Beckum e. V. offers a baby café, parenting courses, babysitting, counselling and childcare, playgroups, second-hand shop, and much more.