Parents and caregivers, pregnancy support

If you are seeking support or options due to pregnancy, parenting, or caregiving, know that resources are available to you. Some resources and policies differ for students and employees. On this page, you can jump to:

Resources for all students (including graduate student resources) | Resources for all employees, including postdocs | Non-academic staff resources | Faculty-only resources

Resources for all

  • University Health Services provides a list of Breastfeeding Support resources, including a map of lactation rooms. 
  • The University’s Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP) is a year-round program that provides early childhood services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers not yet eligible for Pre-K or Kindergarten. Children of UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff have first priority in enrollment.

Resources for all students

  • University Health Services (UHS) provides a variety of services related to pregnancy and can help students navigate their options. For emotional and resource support around pregnancy, please contact the Social Services unit within UHS by calling (510) 642-6074.
  • The Student Parent Centeris a centralized multi-purpose campus resource committed to the holistic support and success of undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged scholars, as well as devoted parents, at UC Berkeley.
  • Back-Up Child Care is highly-subsidized in-home and center-based back-up child care for UC Berkeley student parents

Graduate/professional student-specific resources

University Village Albany (UVA) resources

Resources for all employees, including postdocs (academic and non-academic)

Faculty resources