Expecting a child and becoming a new parent is a very exciting time filled with anticipation. To help you a make a successful transition - at home and at work - NYU has information designed to assist you from the beginning of your pregnancy, through your leave of absence, and to your return to work. These materials will help you to:
- Plan for your leave;
- Understand relevant personnel policies and procedures;
- Understand how to access health benefits and health care for your child;
- Know about NYU-sponsored programs and services; and
- Make the transition as you become a working parent.
New York University policies and programs support our employees' growing families, whether through birth or adoption. One form of support is the various "time off" policies covering birth and adoption. Although time off from work for these purposes are often referred to as "maternity leave" this is really a general term encompassing several types of time off. See Work-Family Supports for highlights and links to pertinent policies including FMLA, Bonding Leave, Tenure Clock Stoppage, Work-Load Relief Policy, Child Care Leave, Short-term Disability, and Personal Leave.
- The New York Guide to a Healthy Birth helps families find pre- and post maternity care practitioners, get information about rights and options in childbirth and learn about current obstetrical trends.
- Guidelines from the March of Dimes website offers guidance for pregnant women.
- The Mayo Clinic's Pregnancy Center provides readers with a guide from pre-pregnancy planning to delivery.
Lactation resources and support
- Breastfeeding or Bottle Feeding: an article to help you make the best choice for you.
- Nursing Mother Rooms: NYU campus locations and supports
- Resources and Supports
- New York Family's Top Picks for Baby Bottles and Breast Pumps (2013)
Caring for your baby
- Finding a Pediatrician
- Guidelines from the March of Dimes on caring for your baby from his or her first checkup to their first year.
- The Mayo Clinic offers tips on how to adjust to life with a newborn and more.
- Calling Your Pediatrician
- Visiting Your Pediatrician
- Preventative Pediatric Health Care (newborn to adolescents)
- What to Expect from the author of What to Expect When You're Expecting offers tips for your child's first year including breastfeeding support and more.
- Matching your infant's or toddler's style to the right child care setting (PDF)
- Choosing Quality Child care for infant and toddler
- Child Care section of website