Press Release: Health in Pregnancy Grant for mums-to-be

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Issued 7 April 09

Health in Pregnancy Grant for mums-to-be


From this month onwards 64,000 expectant women per month will be eligible to benefit from a new, one off, tax free payment being introduced by the Government as part of its ongoing plans to improve the well-being of mums and their children.

This Health in Pregnancy Grant of £190 will encourage pregnant women to improve their fitness levels and stay healthy in their final weeks before delivery.  To be eligible for the £190 Health and Pregnancy Grant, they should visit their midwife or doctor to obtain a claim form which when completed should be sent to HM Revenue and Customs who will make the £190 deposit into a nominated account. Forms have to be returned within 31 days to be eligible. This single requirement is designed to encourage even those small numbers of women who don’t seek final health advice prior to birth, to do so.

Joe Luong of says, ‘The good news is that the money can be spent on anything at all! Any pregnant woman is eligible for the grant. They just need to make an antenatal appointment as soon as possible after the 25th week of pregnancy. This way they’ll get the claim form completed, which means not only will they be £190 better off but they’ll be assured they’re in tip top condition.’

For full information on the Health in Pregnancy Grant visit