How Old is Baby Now...

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Declaration de Grossesse

I went back to the GP today - with my blood test results in hand - I want to get my paperwork in order so that the Caisse Maladie (CPAM) and CAF (child benefit people) are all informed.

This paper needs to be completed and sent off before the 14 week of pregnancy.

I read on www.magicmaman.fr that the maternity leave minimum in France is 6 weeks before the birth and 10 weeks after - all of which is paid as your full salary, from the social security instead of from your company.

I also nip into the Laboratoire to check on what I need to do for my next blood tests as I am not immune to Toxoplasmosis - I have to be tested each month for this. I'm given a little bottle for the urine test (no eating before) and have to do a blood test too, which I can eat before...

7 comments:

Patricia said...

Im keen to inform all the correct people asap,i have been to my GP who sent me to the lab for the blood tests only a fe days ago but that was all, she hasnt confirmed my pregnancy, is this done once the lab results are back and she will then issue me with a d├ęclaration de grossesse?7

thanks

Wendy Johnson said...

You can ask her to - but it's normally the gyne who does it... Have you got an gyne appointment yet? I need a month's notice to get an appointment with mine...

Patricia said...

Our GP contacted an gyne for us as our french is limited haha, and i have my date for scan in March and the next appt with the gyne is in April and by then i will be over the 14 weeks mark to inform the authorities so i will have go back to my GP when i get the blood results and see what she says.

Wendy Johnson said...

Where do you live Patricia?

Shravan and Jaya said...

Hi wendy

Thanks for your website!i ts soo useful for people like me who have absolutely no clue how and what to do going about having a baby in France. SO I just found out I am pregnant and now have started with the paper work and stuff. Whats worse is that I am a student and so my assurance is through a private agent which means I end up shelling out the money first and then sending it to me bourse agent for reimbursement. Thats all super when the amount is low but looking at some of the costs you've shelled out, I better have a cushion amount ready!

BTW I just wanted to ask you this - If my husband's salary is more than thr 44000€, are we eligible for any CAF at all? I just received that form from the GP today and should be sending this. Do lemme know if you have any idea.

Thanks a bunch!
JJ

Shravan and Jaya said...

Hi wendy

Thanks for your website!i ts soo useful for people like me who have absolutely no clue how and what to do going about having a baby in France. SO I just found out I am pregnant and now have started with the paper work and stuff. Whats worse is that I am a student and so my assurance is through a private agent which means I end up shelling out the money first and then sending it to me bourse agent for reimbursement. Thats all super when the amount is low but looking at some of the costs you've shelled out, I better have a cushion amount ready!

BTW I just wanted to ask you this - If my husband's salary is more than thr 44000€, are we eligible for any CAF at all? I just received that form from the GP today and should be sending this. Do lemme know if you have any idea.

Thanks a bunch!
JJ

Wendy Johnson said...

Hello

Have a look here:
http://vosdroits.service-public.fr/F2550.xhtml

it tells you the 'plafonds' for each of the benefits- prime de la naissance here - but you can click through others - it also depends on how many children in house too.

Good luck and congrats!

Wendy