Pregnant women are being urged to apply for the new Health in Pregnancy grant of £190.
In order to qualify the baby must be due on or after 6 April 2009.
The one-off payment is intended to help pregnant women â€˜stay fit and healthy in the run up to the birth, and help meet some of the costs as the big day approaches'.
Claim forms are issued by midwives or other health professionals from week 25 of pregnancy and there is a time limit of 31 days in which to claim the grant.
Internet link: Health in pregnancy