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18/09/2013 at 10:47
Sooo I recently found out I'm pregnant,only by a few weeks so very early days,got midwife in 2 weeks time would just like some advice really,my first question is about getting help paying for stuff as me husband live with his parents,so we really need are own place,he works,but I'm not at the moment,I'm ment to be starting a job but its abit behind and I'm not sure if il get maternity pay :/ and I'm worried we can't afford are own place, anyone else been in same situation and what help have you got?? Also what foods should I really avoid??? And the as anyone else who finds out they are pregnant I'm worried something will go wrong :/ .
18/09/2013 at 11:31
cant help with the money thing but foods to avoid are- liver,pate,soft cheeses,home made mayonaise,alcahol,to much caffiene,shell fish.im sure there are more but thats the ones i remember
21/09/2013 at 13:15
You wont get maternity pay unless you've been with your employer for over a year, but you get paid maternity pay from the government instead, speak to your midwife when you see her and she will give you all the relevant information. Also if you are claiming income support, jsa, or a few other benefitd you can get a maternity grant at around 30 weeks ago to help buy things for baby - I think its around 500 pounds. After the baby is born you will get child benefit which is 20.80 a week and child tax credits which vary depending on your joint income. You can wait until after the baby is born and get yourself on the council list, they should get you a decent place fairly quickly if only 1 of you is working and you have a child. This is all assuming you live in the uk of course? Xx
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