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Parental Leave Policy

All Yale House Staff are eligible to take paid parental leave as a part of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Yale House Staff Benefits

Lactation Rooms

We are pleased to announce that resident-only lactation rooms have been opened in the Hunter Building. You can use these rooms on a first come, first served basis.

Nursing Mother Rooms

Lactation Rooms at Yale

Parenthood in Residency

Balancing medical training with family planning can feel like an impossible task. One mission of YWHO is to help support housestaff parents (or prospective parents) during a demanding period of their career. YWHO hopes to clarify and create policies regarding lactation at work, parental leave, and call responsibilities that make it easier for housestaff to understand their available resources and better inform their family planning efforts.

YWHO has created a WhatsApp group for Yale housestaff parents (or prospective parents) to share tips, concerns and resources. You can join the WhatsApp group here. To become a part of YWHO’s parenthood subcommittee, please email