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A dear friend of mine, who is expecting her second baby, and I were having dinner and at some point we discussed what we or now she would be doing differently with the second baby to come. I guess, everybody who is raising a child has this thought at some point. Are there things I’d do differently?…

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10 Reasons Why It Might Be A Good Idea To Join A Antenatal Class

Is it really important to join an antenatal class? Yes, in my opinion, it is. This is my short answer. So I sat down and put a few points together which shall explain to you why it is a good idea to join an antenatal class.  ( Antenatal class is the medical term for Birth…

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What Does It Mean Going To A Birthing House?

When I meet a pregnant lady the first time I always ask her if she has thought about her birthing place, i.e. if she knows where she wants to give birth. Last week I met a lady who was very clear that she wanted to give birth in a birthing house. Bravo, I thought, she is…

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10 Steps To Save Babies Sleep

SIDS ( Sudden Infant Death Syndrom) is the scariest thing that I can come up with, but so necessary to write and talk about. Since these steps have been promoted the number of sudden deaths has dropped noticeable and I personally think this is all we can do, so let’s do it. The 10 Steps…

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5 Essential Nursery Items

The first question will be if a newborn baby and or a baby in the first few years needs his or her own room. How much time is the baby going to be in there? Not that much I presume; the baby will be where you are, so this list can be a short one.

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Useful Information On How To Receive The Birth Certificate Of Your Baby?

This is an important question, because without the birth certificate you can not get child allowance or parental benefits. (Kindergeld and Elterngeld) So, listen up: The hospital, birthing house is obliged to register the birth of your baby. Your babies birth is being registered in the registry office within the district you give birth in.…

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Sport During Pregnancy

A couple of weeks ago i had this conversation: She: Can I continue doing sports,now that I am pregnant? Me: Of course you can, what do you have in mind? What kind of sport do you do? She: Beach volleyball Me: Okay….mh….we need to talk. I never thought the day would come where i have…

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How To Choose A Hospital?

This is an important question, because without the birth certificate you can not get child allowance or parental benefits. (Kindergeld and Elterngeld) So, listen up: The hospital, birthing house is obliged to register the birth of your baby. Your babies birth is being registered in the registry office within the district you give birth in.…

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Important Facts About Vaterschaftsannerkennung and Sorgerecht

Paternity Statement and Custody If you give birth In Germany and you are not married you have to request a Vaterschaftsannerkennung/paternity statement from your local Jugendamt (youth welfare office) Without this the father of your baby is not appearing in the birthcertificate. As well the father, by german law,of the baby,if not married,has no automatical custody…

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