Pregnancy & Parenting Resources

As part of our mission, the Center strives to make UD as inclusive and supportive as possible for all faculty, staff, and students who are parents. This includes policy recommendations and evaluation of services, among other activities. A list of resources can be found below. 

If you would like a printed version of this resource guide, please use this link: UD Resource Guide>>

Breastfeeding & Lactation Rooms


According to Ohio law (Section 3781.55), “A mother is entitled to breast-feed her baby in any location of a place of public accommodation wherein the mother otherwise is permitted.” “Place of public accommodation” has the same meaning as in section 4112.01 of the Revised Code. In other words, breastfeeding is legal wherever you are allowed access.

The Women's Center works with Facilities Management and Human Resources to provide lactation rooms for mothers to breastfeed or privately express breast milk.

The University of Dayton has five secure, clean, and comfortable spaces for students, faculty, and staff who are nursing mothers. Lactation rooms in Alumni Hall, Fitz Hall, River Campus (1700 Building), and St. Mary's Hall are accessible through card readers. Please contact the Women’s Center to arrange access to the lactation rooms. More information can be found here >>


Women’s Health Care Reform, as of August 2012, covers both manual and mechanical breast pumps. The Women’s Health Care Reform stipulates that women can obtain one pumping device per pregnancy; however, Anthem will administer and cover one pumping device per year. If the member has two pregnancies in one year, the additional purchase of a breast pump will be covered. More information can be found here >>


The Women's Center provides free, personal refrigerators for faculty and staff to keep in their offices to store breast milk. While there are several refrigerators available at any given time, these refrigerators are loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the Women's Center to reserve a personal refrigerator.



Finding quality childcare can be an overwhelming task. The costs for daycare services are based on a child’s age. Please call or visit the center that may fit your family’s needs to inquire more details about the services available, the costs, and any possible discounts you may receive for being a UD student, faculty, or staff. 4C For Children is a search tool that educates and supports parents to make sure all children reach their full potential. Their website is a one stop shop where you can search for child care, read about the benefits and considerations for different types of child care, and find resources about child development.

4C For Children (937) 220-9660


No matter how carefully you plan ahead, you can’t predict everything. For information about backup childcare and a list of locations that offer this type of care, please visit the Backup Childcare page >>

Family Leave Policies

Exempt Staff >>
Non-Exempt Staff >>
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For the most up-to-date information regarding family leave, contact Human Resources at 229-2541.

Pediatricians & OB/GYNS

Pediatricians are medical practitioners that manage the health of children. OB (Obstetricians) are medical practitioners that manage women’s health before, during and after giving birth. GYN (Gynecologists) manage the health of female’s reproductive systems and breasts.

To find the right pediatrician or OB/GYN for your family’s needs, start by asking for recommendations from friends and colleagues you trust. Your health insurance provider can refer you to physicians within their network, and most insurance providers have a physician search tool on their website; two are listed below. You can search for physicians by specific criteria like specialty, location, languages spoken, and more. Through these search tools, you have access to credentials, practice information and contact information of affiliated physicians.

CareFinders 1-866-608-3463
Kettering Physician Network (937) 558-3267

Social Services


Catholic Social Services provides services to individuals and families including pregnancy and parenting educational programs, food pantry, and counseling services, regardless of faith of their clients.

922 West Riverview Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-7217
1046 Brown Street, Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 296-1007

The Montgomery and Greene County Departments of Job and Family Services are comprehensive agencies that provide benefits and services to individuals and families in the areas of children services, child support, public assistance (including cash and food assistance), social services, and workforce development.

Greene County ODJFS
541 Ledbetter Rd. Xenia, Ohio  45385
(937) 562-6000 
Montgomery County ODJFS
1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton, Ohio 45422
(937) 225-4148

Hannah’s Treasure Chest a nonprofit organization which provides new and gently used clothing, furniture, toys, books and other essential items for children in need. Any UD student, faculty, or staff can take advantage of this service through the Women's Center. Please visit the Center in Alumni Hall or call 229-5390 to learn more. More information can be found here >>


Health departments offer a variety of services to increase community awareness and support the health of men, women and children. 

Dayton & Montgomery County
117 S Main Street, Dayton, OH 45422
(937) 225-5700
Health Clinic (Main Line)
(937) 461-6869

Healthy Mommy-Healthy Baby
(937) 496-7718

Help Me Grow
(937) 208-4769

Immunization Clinic
(937) 225-4550

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program
1323 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 225-4491
1320 E 5th Street, Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 225-6166

Greene County Combined Health District
360 Wilson Drive, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 374-5600

Child & Adolescent Health Clinic

Help Me Grow
(937) 562-5600

Immunization Clinic
(937) 374-5600

Prenatal Clinic
(937) 374-5621

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program
360 Wilson Drive, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 374-5641
600 Pierce Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 879-4093

United Way provides resources for the community around education, promoting financial stability and independence, helping children reach their full potential, and community health and wellness.
(937) 225-3000



Car seats are required by law in Ohio for children under 4 years old and under 40 pounds. Booster seats are required by law in Ohio for children 4-8 years old and under 4’9’’ tall. Children and teens 8-15 years old are required by law to wear adult seat belts.


Inspection stations can help you better understand how to use your child’s car seat and some will also install them for you. View the list of local inspection stations >>


The Miami Valley has options for transportation if you do not own a car. The public transportation in the Dayton area is reliable, safe, and cost-effective, and their information is listed below.

Dayton RTA 937-425-8300
Greene CATS 1-877-227-2287

Related Links


Women's Center

Alumni Hall 2nd Floor 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322