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Many students at BYU choose to start and grow their families while also pursuing their education. BYU has several resources available to students to support them as they balance school and family life.

Title IX covers gender-related issues, including pregnancy, birth, and postpartum needs, and the Title IX Office can help students understand what kinds of accommodations and supports are available to them. Please reach out to Title IX directly and as early as possible to discuss options and resources available to you.
Here are some examples of situations in which you might seek a Title IX accommodation for your pregnancy:

  • Pregnancy symptoms are interfering with your schoolwork (e.g. morning sickness, fatigue, hyperemesis gravidarum)
  • Planning your recovery from delivery (it is recommended you start the accommodation process in advance of your due date) or if you have a complicated delivery and need additional support
  • You are suffering from a postpartum mood disorder, such as postpartum depression, anxiety, or panic

While many students are able to stay in school while pregnant, we recognize this might not be the best option for everyone. Here are some additional options for how to continue your education while pregnant:

The Title IX Office is here to assist pregnant students in these and many other ways, so please reach out if you are in need!