I’m going to give birth and I’ve heard that financial assistance is available.

If you are enrolled in a health insurance scheme and give birth when you are 4 months (85 days) pregnant or later, you will be paid a lump sum birth allowance of ¥420,000 (¥390,000 for births that do not take place at medical institutions enrolled in the Japan Obstetric Compensation System for Cerebral Palsy (¥404,000 for births on or after January 1, 2015)) per infant.