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Navigating the many paths and concerns of maternity can be confusing, here we hope to give our UC Davis family members the "first steps" of what and "where" you need to know when entering the world of parenting and the increased responsibilities and challenges of integrating work and life.

We start with UC-specific benefit and policy information, broader policies, and your local contact for Maternity Benefits. We follow-up with some pertinent health and safety issues and then list some UC and local supports. We strongly suggest you peruse our WorkLife and Wellness site as you will find solutions and resources for many issues that will likely become increasingly relevant in this new chapter of life. 

Benefits & Policies


UC Davis Health (SACRAMENTO)

Health and Safety


UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Program

Baby & Me support group welcomes moms, dads and other primary caregivers of infants from birth to 9 months. The goal of the group, led by an expert, is to provide a place where parents can learn from one another while building friendships and creating a support community. Baby & Me meets every Tuesday at 9:00 am beginning February 2, 2016 at Sweet Potato Pie 528 Main Street, Woodland. No reservation is necessary and parents are encouraged to simply stop by and join in. For more information, contact Janelle at 530-662-8000 or

Mother and Baby Source Davis New Parent Group

New Parent Network/Davis Food Coop:  An informal gathering in the COOP Teaching Kitchen (537 G Street) for new and expecting parents and their little ones.  The meetings are free and aimed at fun education and support for eachother.  Every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00.

UC Davis Graduate, Undergraduate and Professional Student Parents Facebook Page

Woodland Healthcare New Parent Support Group: Join Woodland Healthcare lactation consultants and staff, along with other new mothers to answer questions and share the challenges and joys of bringing baby home. You are welcome to bring your baby, significant other and family members to this support group. The support group is bilingual, open to the public and FREE of charge. The support group meets every second and fourth Monday (except holidays) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Woodland Medical Office, Education Classroom, 632 W. Gibson Road. For more information, call 530.669.5420.