Coaching: Baby Bureaucracy


The thrill of pregnancy and the uncertainty of knowing you’ll be giving birth in a foreign country. Oh, how I know it well! My daughters were born in 2014 and 2018 in Berlin, and since becoming a mum myself I’ve helped many other Mamas find their way through the pile of papers. In this coaching, I’ll go through the things that need to be done when you’re going to have a baby in Germany, in the right order.

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    I can cover (as required):

    • Paternity declaration (if you’re not married)
    • Custody declaration (if you’re not married)
    • Kindergeld (child allowance)
    • Elterngeld (parental allowance)
    • Baby’s birth certificate
    • Kitas (childcare places): how it all works

    This coaching is more about paperwork and procedures and less about things like finding a midwife, choosing a hospital, writing a birth plan or working with a doula. I’ll put you in touch with fabulous English-speaking colleagues in Germany that can help you with all of that.