Information and Guidance
This comprehensive guide is for mums, dads, partners, civil partners and other primary care givers who all have a very important role to play in the care and upbringing of your baby http://www.readysteadybaby.org.uk/ also downloadable app available.
Telling the University: Once you know when your baby is due you will need to inform your academic school – this usually should be when you get to about 13th of 14th week of your pregnancy, although you may wish to disclose to them sooner if you are experiencing health problems relating to your pregnancy. You will be able to discuss with them the options available to you for your academic course in relation to your pregnancy, due date and required recovery period after the birth. You should also make an appointment to speak to Student Funding if you are a Scottish or UK or EU student and in receipt of funding for your fees and/or living costs. If you are an International student at the University on a visa it is essential that you contact the International Advice Service for guidance in relation to your visa in relation to your maternity leave.
As accommodation in University Residences is only for single people and not for families – if your baby is due within one month of the end of your university residence contract you need to speak to the Residences team by email or in person at the Enquiry Centre to arrange to withdraw from your contract. You will need to seek out alternative accommodation – you can get assistance with this from DUSA Advice
For information about Emergency Contraception
The first thing you have to do is confirm the pregnancy. You may not be. If you have had unprotected sex, and it is three weeks after this, and you have missed a period, then take a test. You can go to the Sexual Health and Reproductive Clinic , your GP or The Corner to get a free confidential test, or to a pharmacy (you will have to buy a test here).
If you want to discuss your pregnancy in confidence you can arrange to speak to one of the Student Support team in The Enquiry Centre or with a counsellor in the Counselling Service. If you wish you can also speak to your GP, Ninewells Hospital Sexual Health and Reproductive Clinic or if aged between 16 -19 at The Corner. Sexual health services at The Corner are led by nursing staff, but they work in partnership with other professionals to provide pregnancy testing and screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections.
The Parenting Information site from Dundee City Council is brought to you by the Children and Families Service, and aims to bring together relevant information, advice and links that are useful to parents.