Pregnancy & Lactation Support

Before Your Baby Arrives

Managing your pregnancy and preparing for childbirth can be a challenging time in your life. To ease stress over job-related issues, the following topics should be reviewed before the birth of your child.

Leave Information

  • FMLA
    For eligible employees, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave (up to 26 weeks for military caregiver leave), job protection and insurance premium sharing (if eligible) for medical conditions affecting you or a family member.
  • Parental Leave

If you are not eligible for leave for the birth of your child under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you may be eligible for leave under State Parental Leave.

Nursing and Lactation Support

To support nursing mothers, lactation rooms for expressing milk during the workday are available across the UTSW campus.

How to use a lactation room

  1. Find a lactation room below.
  2. Make a reservation online (unless noted otherwise).
    Reserve a Lactation Room Online
  3. Look for an email confirmation with instructions and room access code (where applicable).
  4. Discuss with your supervisor the time needed to express your milk.

Find a Lactation Room

All lactation rooms are equipped with two stations and one pump, unless noted below.

  • North Campus

    Reserve a Lactation Room Online

  • South Campus
    • F Building: F4.302
    • L Building: L1.202
    • ZL Building: (contact Rosa Garza | 214-644-6640)

    Reserve a Lactation Room Online

  • East Campus
    • EB Building: EB3.120

    Reserve a Lactation Room Online

  • West Campus
    • WCB3: 806
    • POB1: HQ2.300

    Reserve a Lactation Room Online

    • CUH Building (Blue): 1st Floor 373; sink; refrigerator; PC
      Entry contact: Administrative Supervisor, 214-633-5246
      Maintenance contact: Women’s Resource Center, 214-633-6640
    • CUH Building (Blue): 3rd Floor 0374; refrigerator
      Entry contact: Administrative Supervisor, 214-633-5246
      Maintenance contact: Women’s Resource Center, 214-633-6640
    • CUH Building (Green): 5th Floor 424; sink
      Entry contact: Administrative Supervisor, 214-633-5246
      Maintenance contact: Women’s Resource Center, 214-633-6640
    • CUH (Orange):
      • 4th Floor 04.676; sink; refrigerator
      • 4th Floor 04.677; sink; refrigerator
      • 6th Floor 06.1618; sink; refrigerator
      • 9th Floor 09.1618; sink; refrigerator

    Entry contact: Administrative Supervisor, 214-633-5246
    Maintenance contact: Women’s Resource Center, 214-633-6640

  • Other
    • Brookriver South Building, Level 1: LBS109A; sink

    Reserve a Lactation Room Online

    • Children’s Health: Reserve on Children’s Medical Center intranet: Childnet > Departments > Clinical > Lactation
    • VA North Texas Health System (contact Leslie Snowden-Crawford | leslie.snowden-crawford@va.gov | 214-857-1938)
    • Callier Center (for moms of enrollees only; call 214-905-3099)
    • First Step Learning Centre (for moms of enrollees only; call 214-352-8608; on-site nursing permitted)
    • Parkland Memorial Hospital
      • For Access:
        • Go to Parkland Self-Service Portal > Information Technologies > Request IT > InfoSec/Access >ePAR. Complete the form with Application Category "Door Badge Access", Application "Lactation Rooms", and Role Name Box "Lactation Rooms".
        • Contact Shaleese Thomas at 469-419-3803: she’ll email you detailed instructions on how to have your employment status verified.
        • Or you can email to gain badge access to the lactation rooms (badgeaccess@phhs.org) in NPH at least 1 week before starting back.
        • You can call 77777, Parkland non-emergency for temporary access.
      • Pump Information for Parkland Employees Only
        • Register at the Newborn Follow-Up & Lactation Clinic located on the first floor in the WISH Clinic bldg. (across from Urgent Care) so they can obtain a one-time free pump kit to use with the hospital-grade pump provided in the employee lactation rooms (may check for extra parts also or contact a lactation consultant).
        • The hospital brand pump is Ameda; you may be able to use your pump parts + adaptors, will need to research beforehand
        • Parkland employees have access to using Lactation consultants in the newborn clinic at no cost.

Related Links & Free Resources

Related Policy

  • UT Southwestern Lactation Support Policy (ETH-155)
    Understanding that breastfeeding should be encouraged in the interest of maternal and child health, UT Southwestern will use reasonable efforts to provide work-schedule flexibility for the expression of milk for up to two years after the birth of a child.

Questions about the nursing mothers program?

Nursingmothersprogram@UTSouthwestern.edu