Child Care Information - Expecting Parent Resources
Tips for Pregnant Employees
Sometimes walking long distances can be difficult and dangerous when you are pregnant. If you are experiencing a difficult pregnancy that impedes you walking long distances, consider a temporary disabled parking permit. For more information, go to the UK Parking & Transportation Services Disabled Permits page.
Note: When completing the application, be sure that your physician provides a detailed description of your medical condition. Simply writing "pregnant" is cause for automatic denial by PTS, as pregnancy is not viewed as a medical condition. Upon submission of your request, you will be given a permit until your application has been reviewed by the PTS.
To avoid driving and parking, you might want to share a ride to work. For finding a ride-sharing match, check out AlterNetRides.
Depending upon the nature of your work, you might want a more flexible work arrangement for the duration of your pregnancy. To find out more about flexible work arrangement guidelines, visit the Workplace Flexibility page or speak to a Work-Life Specialist. Flexible work arrangements must be approved by your supervisor.
Once you are pregnant, it is never too early to get on day care centers' waiting lists for childcare. There are three on-site child care centers at UK: the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass, the UK Early Childhood Lab and the Woodland Early Learning Center (formerly KinderCare). For more informatio, visit the Childcare & Parenting page.
Working Mothers Support Group
Having a baby is a life-changing event that will dramatically alter how you live and work. For first hand knowledge and advice, join other UK moms each month from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. For more information including meeting dates, contact Maria Fischer-Boothe at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Working Moms page.
UK Healthcare Offerings
UK Hospital Birthing Center:
- Birthing Center, UK Chandler Hospital
Third Floor, Room HA-302
1000 South Limestone
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40536-0293
- Call (859) 257- 1000 to schedule a tour of the facility
Additional Pregnancy Resources
- Womens Health - Pregnancy from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services
- American Pregnancy Association
- Childbirth Connection