Make a Plan | LSU Pregnancy and Parenting Program

Make a Plan

The Office of the Dean of Students can assist you with making a plan for the semester, contacting faculty, connecting to resources and developing a strong support system on campus during your pregnancy. Please let us know if you would like someone from our office to contact you to discuss plans and resources. You can email dossaa@lsu.edu, call 225-578-4307 or submit a Pregnancy Needs report through the LSU Cares online reporting system. 

LSU Cares about students and the Office of the Dean of Students is committed to assisting students with pregnancy needs. Below are resources to help answer questions you may have during your pregnancy journey.

Campus Resources

  • Disability Services
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Temporary Medical Parking

Community Resources

Nutrition, Counseling, Education & Financial Support 

Family Road Healthy Start 

Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge offers the Healthy Start program, which is a community-based program designed to give babies the best possible start in life, by improving families’ access to healthcare, social services and information in East Baton Rouge. The program is free and open to any pregnant woman in EBR parish. New parenting classes and specific classes for new fathers are also available. For more information, call 225-201-8888 or visit the office at the address below.

Family Road Healthy Start

323 East Airport Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

La MOMS

LaMOMS will pay for pregnancy-related services, including doctor visits, lab work, prescription medicines, delivery, and hospital care. It may provide coverage for up to 60 days following the end of your pregnancy. International students may also utilize La Moms for additional financial assistance for prenatal care.

Nurse Family Partnership

The Nurse Family Partnership provides support and resources during pregnancy and until the 2nd birthday. Expectant mothers must be enrolled before 29 weeks and must qualify for medical, WIC, SNAP, TANF, SSI.

SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, provides monthly benefits that help low-income households buy the food they need for good health.

Women Infants & Children (WIC)

  • Three locations in Baton Rouge Area
  • Provides Nutrition support
  • Income guidelines to qualify

YWCA Greater Baton Rouge - Early Head Start

  • Services for pregnant women
  • Education child care and family support 6 weeks-3 years
     

Additional Resources and Special Needs:

LA CAFÉ - Department of Child and Family Services

  • Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) - Provides cash assistance for eligible children who reside with qualified relatives other than parents.
  • Child Support Enforcement Services - Provides parent locator and paternity establishment services, as well as assistance to establish and enforce child and/or medical support orders and collection and distribution of child support payments.