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Expecting? You might be interested in this!

Get the details of paid parental leave and find classes and services offered through the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.


Learn about family, parenting, and relationships on the F/EAP site.

Paid Parental Leave Benefit

  • Birth mothers are entitled to eight weeks of paid leave time.
  • Employees (non faculty, non-union) who are spouses, partners, and adoptive parents are also eligible for two weeks of paid parental leave.
  • The two-week paid leave may be taken immediately following birth or adoption or at any time during the first year of becoming a parent. Leave time can be taken all at once, intermittently, or incrementally (e.g., mother easing back into work on a part-time basis), with prior approval from the supervisor.
  • In order to be eligible for paid parental leave, the employee must be employed at the college at the time of the birth or adoption.

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Pregnancy and Parenting Classes

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center offers plenty of classes and support groups for the expectant Mom, Dad, or sibling.

Register by the fifth month of pregnancy to reserve a spot in the popular classes about labor and birth so that you can attend during the last trimester. For help in selecting the best class for you, call (603) 650-2600

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Pregnancy Check-up

OB/GYN: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Nurse Midwifery

Dartmouth-Hitchcock obstetricians, nurse-midwives, nurses, and counselors provide care for every aspect of women's health care. Genetic counseling, prenatal testing, and specialty high-risk obstetrical care are all available. Mothers can give birth in Lebanon or at hospitals near other locations in Concord, Keene, Manchester and Bedford, Nashua, and southwestern Vermont.

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DHMC Nurse-Midwife Service Team

A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is a health care professional who specializes in caring for healthy women throughout pregnancy and child-bearing. Educated and qualified in both midwifery and nursing, nurse-midwives also provide well-woman gynecologic services.

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Check out the helplines listed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

External Resources:

  • Fit Pregnancy magazine includes recipes, nutrition tips, and advice on prenatal fitness.
  • Childbirth Connection, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about childbirth, features online information, how-to articles, and programs, all aimed at making information about effective maternity care available.
  • Sponsored by the National Women's Health Resource Center, Healthy Women's Pregnancy and Parenting section focuses on topics related to health during pregnancy, including fertility, prenatal testing, choosing an obstetrician, and more.
  • To track what is happening to your body and your baby week by week, check American Pregnancy. The site also explains common discomforts and how to minimize them, what to expect during labor, types of delivery, and even keeping twins and other multiples healthy before birth.
  • Consumer Reports cautions expectant parents about 10 procedures over-used in American births. 

Last Updated: 9/8/12