About the University of Leicester

Pregnancy and maternity

Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context. We offer the following support:

  • Maternity and pregnancy policy
  • Parental leave policy
  • Paternity leave policy
  • Student pregnancy, maternity, paternity and adoption policy
  • Carers and Parents Network
  • Infant feeding rooms - the University provides facilities to support students, staff and visitors who wish to express milk in the workplace. There are two breastfeeding/milk expressing/infant feeding rooms on campus. These are available to all staff, students and visitors.
  • The University of Leicester Nursery caters for children aged from six weeks to five years and is open to all University of Leicester staff and students.

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