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Pregnant Student

We recognize that as a student, life outside of college continues to happen while you work to learn and earn your certification or degree. Sometimes this “life” can include pregnancy and parenting! Did you know that according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 4.8 million college undergrads are having and/or raising children? And 3.4 million of those students are women. So, if you're a mom or dad in college, you're not alone, and we have resources and supports to help you work to be a great parent and student.

Clip Image001Title IX is a law that exists to help you by protecting you and your baby while you're in school. Pregnancy supports can include supports during pregnancy, miscarriage, pregnancy termination or abortion, recovery, or post-pregnancy supports. You can find more about your legal rights in the Title IX link below. You can find additional information about pregnancy and parenting in college from The Pregnant Scholar. Another good resource is Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students from the US Department of Education.

Supports Available at TCTC:

Clip Image001The TCTC Accessibility Resources Center (ARC) provides accommodations and supports as you navigate pregnancy and post-pregnancy based on your specific needs, like flexible engagement in your classes, excused absences, use of a lactation space on campus, and more! But please note, accommodations are not retroactive, so be sure to request and connect with the ARC as early as possible.

The TCTC Wellness Services Office provides resource assistance to students, including parents. You can find links to Childcare Assistance Programs below, including our CCAMPIS grant funded childcare program for Pell-eligible students, and SC Thrive, that connects students to state and federal assistance programs.