Helpful resources for
Optimizing Natural Fertility
Learn about Optimizing Natural Fertility and the importance of a preconception visit, how to increase the chance of pregnancy, how long it should take to get pregnant, when to seek help from a professional, and more.
Life Events Video: Having a Baby
To help you prepare for the arrival of your baby, watch a short video from the Office of Human Resources - Having a Baby.
Review a Quick Start Guide to your breastfeeding journey.
The Ohio State Child Care Program provides quality child care that allows parents in the university community to participate in and fulfill their responsibilities to the university. Space is limited, so apply as soon as possible to take advantage of this program.
Take a Maternity Unit Virtual Tour to see what you can expect during your stay at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Learn about all the types of parental leaves, work schedule options, and other medical benefits available to you in the Parental Care Guidebook.
Is your due date near? Print a copy of your labor and delivery pre-registration form and mail it in along with a copy of your health insurance card. Check-in at registration is still required, but doing this ahead of time will speed the check-in process.
Need to find a pediatrician? Search the provider directory.
Having a baby is both exciting and overwhelming. It’s normal to feel happy and sad, to cry for no reason or to feel anxious. Learn more about your emotions after delivery and review the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.
Increase the chances for a healthy life for you and your child. Review the Preventive Care Guidelines for Children, Ages Birth-18 Years and Preventive Care Guidelines for Adults.
Looking to shed those extra pounds you gained during pregnancy and need some extra support? Learn about Personal Heath Coaching.