Staying healthy while in the U.S. may look a little different from what you might be used to back home. There are many resources available to assist in navigating women’s health topics such as pregnancy, post-partum and menopause.
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It is always recommended to consult your primary care physician with questions or concerns regarding your health. Here are some additional resources to supplement the advice of a medical professional.
At UIC, the Wellness Center is a valuable resource on a variety of topics, including sexual health, birth control, healthy relationships, and more.
The Office on Women’s Health through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services coordinates efforts for women’s health at the federal level, and there are many resources, programs and activities they offer to increase understanding of women’s health issues.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers research updates and information to help women manage diseases and conditions.
The American Cancer Society provides treatment and support as well as research initiatives for a variety of cancers, including breast cancer.
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Being a new mother is an exciting time! Always contact your primary care physician or designated midwife for your specific care and delivery plan. In the U.S. there are many popular websites to assist in tracking your baby’s growth and preparing for their arrival, including The Bump, What to Expect, Baby Center and the American Pregnancy Association.
The Office of Access and Equity outlines pregnancy and postpartum accommodations for UIC students and employees. If a medical professional has recommended that you seek a pregnancy or postpartum accommodation that will impact your ability to maintain the enrollment or program activity requirements of your immigration status, meet with an OIS Advisor right away to discuss your options. If an authorization is needed on your immigration record, it should be requested before making changes to your enrollment or program activity.
The State Employee Assistance Program is a helpful resource for UIC benefits-eligible employees. Additionally, Pregnant@Work offers educational materials and tools for pregnant and breastfeeding employees.
The UIC campus is equipped with lactation rooms where nursing mothers can breastfeed or pump breast milk in a clean and private space. The Office of Access and Equity maintains a list of lactation rooms on-campus.