Maternity protection

Maternity protection starts with the beginning of a pregnancy and ends with the breastfeeding period. It covers all women in employment, education or training, whatever their nationality or marital status.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please notify TU Braunschweig of your status as early as possible, to ensure the necessary protection measures are put in place (risk assessment of work environment).

The Family Office has further information for students and staff on pregnancy and on combining your work or studies with family life. You can also make an appointment for a personal consultation.

The brochure “Leitfaden zum Mutterschutz” (guide on maternity protection) provides detailed information about the key aspects of maternity protection, including, for instance, the text of the new Act on Maternity Protection. You can access it online at

The Maternity Protection Act can be found at: