Periods of maternity protection and parental leave have to be respect during examination procedures according to the Higher Education Act from the county Rhineland-Palatinate (§26 Abs.1).
If there would be an exam during your time of maternity protection (six weeks before - and eight weeks after the birth), you are freed of the duty to take place in lectures as well as in the examination. Requirement: you have to reach in medical certification respectively your expectant mother's record of prenatal and natal care. By explicit request you can take part in the exam anyway. The request can be withdrawn at any time.
In §26 of the regulatory for Higher Education Exams (§26 Higher Education Act) is said, that your studying time isn't handled as paused or extended because of pregnancy or parental leave. You should remember this, if you think the maximum of studying time could be exeeded when you want to take place in or repeat an exam.
It is also important to know, that you may not take place in exams during pregnancy, the period of maternal protection or parental leave if you are taking a vacation semester.
Further it is possible for studying parents to withdraw from a exam because of caring for a sick child. You have to reach in a medical certificate for that at the third day latest after the exam took place.
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