Pregnancy and Maternity Support

At Glasgow Kelvin College, we are dedicated to supporting the health, wellbeing, and safety of our students and staff during pregnancy, maternity leave, and the return to work or study. We understand that this is a significant and personal journey, and we are here to ensure that everyone feels supported, valued, and respected throughout this important time.

Our Commitment to Pregnancy and Maternity

  • Comprehensive Support: We offer extensive guidance and support to ensure a smooth experience during pregnancy, maternity leave, and the transition back to work or study.
  • Health and Wellbeing: We prioritise the health and wellbeing of our community, providing resources and assistance tailored to individual needs.
  • Breastfeeding Friendly: Glasgow Kelvin College is proud to be a breastfeeding-friendly organisation, offering comfortable and private spaces for breastfeeding or expressing milk.
  • Inclusive Environment: We provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all parents, including those in same-sex relationships and single parents.

Guidance on Pregnancy, Maternity, and Baby Loss

We recognise the diverse experiences of pregnancy and parenthood, including the challenges that may arise. Our support extends to providing guidance on pregnancy and maternity, as well as compassionate support for those experiencing baby loss. We are committed to being there for you every step of the way.

What we are doing

We Are

A Breastfeeding Friendly Campus

Provide Baby Loss Guidance

Awards/ Charters

Breastfeeding Friendly Campus

Important Dates

Pregnancy and Maternity Support Awareness

  1. International Women’s Day - March 8
  2. Mother’s Day (UK) - Fourth Sunday in Lent (dates vary each year)
  3. Father’s Day (UK) - Third Sunday in June

Miscarriage and Baby Loss Awareness

  1. International Bereaved Mother’s Day - First Sunday in May
  2. Baby Loss Awareness Week - October 9-15
  3. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day - October 15
  4. World Prematurity Day - November 17

Paternity and Parental Support

  1. International Day of Families - May 15
  2. Global Day of Parents - June 1
  3. National Parents’ Day - Fourth Sunday in July (primarily celebrated in the USA but gaining recognition globally)

Additional Awareness and Support Dates

  1. Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week - First week of May
  2. International Day of the Midwife - May 5
  3. World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7
  4. National Fertility Awareness Week (UK) - Typically in November (dates vary)

College-Specific Dates

  • Induction Weeks: Special sessions on pregnancy and maternity support.
  • Open Days and Support Events: Information booths or workshops on available resources for expectant and new parents.
  • Student and Staff Wellbeing Weeks: Including activities and information on family support services.