Child Care & Babysitting
For a complete listing of child care resources available to Duke employees, please see Child Care & Education.
Lactation Rooms - Duke provides lactation rooms for faculty and staff to support women balancing their return to work with their needs as mothers of young children. Each room offers a clean, secure, and user-friendly environment for women who need to express breast milk during their work shift.
Classes & Support Groups
Prenatal Classes - These classes cover a wide array of topics, including labor and delivery, baby care, breast-feeding, and child/infant safety.
Support Groups - This site offers a listing of support groups for new and expectant parents. Theses groups are sponsored by various departments throughout Duke University Medical Center and the community.
Postpartum Support International - The Postpartum Support International web site provides information on the treatment of postpartum mood disorders, including baby blues, postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. The site also includes listings of US support groups with links to international support resources for postpartum depression, as well as books and communication forums devoted to postpartum depression.
Durham Connects - Durham Connects is a collaboration of Duke University, the Center for Child and Family Health and the Durham County Health Department. Durham Connects brings Families, Community agencies and Healthcare providers together to give babies the best environment for growth. Durham Connects nurtures this growth by visiting parents and babies in their own homes and connecting them with community supports.