By Martin Lewis, April 7, 2009
It is not just a bulge you get if you are pregnant. There is now a financial boon too.
Expectant mums can claim a new Health in Pregnancy Grant (HipG) worth £190. The idea is that you must be having regular check-ups with a midwife or doctor to get it, and they need to sign a form to confirm this.
Its aim is to keep people fit and healthy in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Anyone with a due date on or after 6 April 2009 can claim it once they are 25 weeks’ pregnant.