FAQs | LSU Pregnancy and Parenting Program

Pregnancy Resources for Students

At LSU, we want to ensure all students have the resources needed in order to succeed and acheive their academic goals. Students who become pregnant while in school may becomed overwhelmed with questions and it is our goal to help those students navigate the resources available to them during their pregnancy journey.

Campus Resources

Resources and Referral - The Student Health Center offers case management services for pregnancy information, referrals and resources. Nutrition counseling is also available. 

Disability Services - Disability Services can provide accommodations when there are special needs or complications that occur during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Testing - The Gynecology (GYN) Clinic at the Student Health Center provides pregnancy testing and counseling, but does not provide prenatal care.

Lactation Spaces

Temporary Medical Parking - Students can apply for temporary medical parking through LSU Parking & Transportation Services if a parking accommodation is approved by a physician.


Community Resources

Baton Rouge has several resources for expecting mothers. View information on community resources or use the links in the right column.

Student FAQs

If you are pregnant and having a pregnancy without complications, but need some additional assistance, Student Advocacy would be the place to begin seeking assistance. Visit: https://www.lsu.edu/deanofstudents/pregnancy/campusresources.php

If you are having complications in your pregnancy and have specific medical limitations, Disability Services can offer accommodations. Visit: https://www.lsu.edu/disability/

Absences related to childbirth and pregnancy are excused absences.  A student experiencing such absences can seek advocacy for communication with faculty about these absences and a reasonable make-up plan. 

Yes.  Student Advocacy has trained pregnancy advocates throughout campus for just this purpose.  If you would like to be assigned to an advocate, please fill out the following form.  Visit: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?LouisianaStateUniv&layout_id=7

The student should be allowed to make up this work without penalty if the absence is excused.

No.  Absences, due to childbirth, pregnancy related issues or medical conditions, should not have an impact on participation grades or in-class assignments.  The faculty should offer reasonable, alternative ways to make up this work.

No.  A student experiencing any concerns with a faculty or staff member of this nature should report this occurrence to our Title IX Office. Visit: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?LouisianaStateUniv&layout_id=40

Yes. If there are any accommodations needs, it is best to address these as early as possible.  Student Advocacy or Disability Services would be involved if there are specific accommodation needs present.

No. We provide the same services to all students free of any form of discrimination. LSU strives to provide resources and options for students who are pregnant and parenting to meet these specific needs.  Student Advocacy has over 48-trained advocates for students who need assistance with pregnancy or parenting related concerns. 

Any such remark or concerning behavior from a faculty or staff member should be reported to the Title IX Office. Visit: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?LouisianaStateUniv&layout_id=40

No. If a student maintains the criteria for their particular scholarship, they cannot lose the scholarship.

 

If negative grades or absences, resulting from pregnancy complications occur, this could be considered if the scholarship has an appeal process.  Student Advocacy can be a support if you are in this situation and are unsure about your options.

 

Yes. Thanks to our Tiny Tigers Program we have several options and lactation spaces on our campus. Our lactation space map includes pictures and room information.  LSU is also a Designated Breastfeeding Workplace Champion. Visit: https://www.lsu.edu/diversity/womens_center/tinytigers/

Yes.  We have many campus and community resources available for students both graduate and undergraduate.  Visit: https://www.lsu.edu/deanofstudents/pregnancy/campusresources.php

Yes. The student should contact Title IX or Student Advocacy to ensure this has been successfully addressed.