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Financial and Health Help is At Hand for Pregnant Women

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Published on Apr 28, 2010

From the website http://www.webchats.tv

If you or any member of your family is expecting a child, you will know how difficult the 9 months leading up to the birth can be. From morning sickness to buying baby clothes and how to look after yourself and your newborn, we all know how stressful, time consuming and financially costly the whole process can become.

But there is some help available and this April the government is introducing the new Health in Pregnancy Grant worth £190. So how does it work?

Weve put together a panel of experts in our studio to help you with any questions you may have about the new grant.

Janet Fyle, Professional Policy Advisor at the Royal College of Midwives, can answer any questions you may have about your health and diet and that of the baby.

Jane Ashton who is 20 weeks pregnant.

The government already offers a variety of support when your child is born, from the Child Trust Fund to Child Benefit and help through Tax Credits but now there is even more financial help aimed specifically at pregnant women which can be claimed during the run up to the big day.

If your baby is due on or after the 6th April 2009 you can apply for the new Health in Pregnancy Grant which offers a single £190 cash payment paid directly into your bank account.

So if you are a mum to be and want to know more, log on to the Web TV show with Yvette Cooper, MP Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Jane Ashton and Janet Fyle to find out how you can benefit.

You can submit any questions you have now using the form above, but they will also be on hand to answer your questions live.

For more information visit www.direct.gov.uk/money4mums2be

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