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My partner and I plan to welcome our first child next year. How can I learn about parental leave and other support for new parents?

Baby benefits are always a hot topic. And, while there’s no one-size-fits-all answer (some policies vary by campus), UC offers many resources for expectant parents — including helpful roadmaps to navigate having a baby or adopting a child. Contact your campus benefits representative for location-specific policies.

Having a baby

Read our having a baby roadmap for advice on:

  • Using sick time, vacation and family medical leave
  • Applying for disability benefits, if you’re giving birth
  • Support through your UC medical plan
  • Benefits coverage during your leave, and reenrollment upon return
  • Enrolling your baby in benefits
  • Finding childcare
  • Nursing resources

Adopting a child

Read our adopting a child roadmap for advice on:

  • Taking time off to bond with your child
  • Benefits coverage during your leave, and reenrollment upon return
  • Enrolling your child in benefits
  • Finding childcare

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