The Maternity Protection Act (Mutterschutzgesetz, MuSchuG) comprises regulations on the protection of pregnant women and mothers. These regulations also include a period of protection, according to which expecting mothers may not be employed six weeks before childbirth and eight, respectively twelve weeks in case of premature or multiple birth, after childbirth (§3, Sect. 2 and §6, Sect. 1 MuSchuG). In accordance with the specifications of the State University Law (LHG), these laws were adopted in the examination rules and regulations and therefore apply to female students as well.
If you get pregnant during a period of examinations we recommend consulting the examination office of your subject. Do also inform the responsible person if you work in a laboratory or the like.