Well-being in Maternity

Prenatal and Postnatal Well-being Resources


Hoos Well offers services for UVA employees and their spouses on the UVA Health Plan or UPG Anthem Health Plan who are expecting so that you can learn about, plan for, and have the healthiest pregnancy possible. 

Maternity Services

  • Aetna Maternity Management

    For UVA employees and their spouses on the UVA Health Plan: Prenatal and newborn educational materials are available to learn what to expect before and after delivery. This program is already included with your Aetna health benefits and insurance plan - there is no extra cost to you. Enroll by your 16th week of pregnancy and, if qualified, the UVA Health Plan subscriber should receive $100 in the subscriber’s paycheck (taxable income) by the end of the month after the month of enrollment. Delays can occur due to payroll cycles and other issues. Please contact the HR Solution Center if you have questions. Call 800.272.3531 or visit the Aetna website for more information.

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  • Prenatal Nutrition Counseling

    As an expecting mom, you want the best for your baby. Come see a registered dietitian with Northridge Nutrition Counseling Center for individualized guidance on how to nourish yourself during and after pregnancy. 

    Employees and spouses on the UVA Health Plan or UPG Anthem Health Plan are offered two free visits!

    To learn more, contact HWNutrition@virginia.edu or 434.243.4749. 

Maternity Resources

UVA supports all employees who are nursing mothers (mothers who breastfeed their babies). Expand the sections below to read more about nursing as a UVA employee and to view the current list of nursing mothers' room locations.

  • Resources for Nursing Mothers

    UVA supports employees who are nursing mothers (mothers who breastfeed their babies). In March 2010, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require that employers provide reasonable break time and a private, non-bathroom area for those who wish to express (pump) breast milk for their child to have when they are apart.

    Specifically, the Act requires that we provide a reasonable amount of break time (two or three lactation breaks per eight-hour shift may be reasonable) and a space as frequently as needed by the nursing mother, for up to one year following the birth of the employee’s child. The space provided by the employer cannot be a bathroom, and it must be shielded from view and free from intrusion by coworkers or the public (though the space can be temporarily created or converted for the duration of the mother’s need). Be aware that the frequency and length of breaks will vary.

    Employers are not required under the FLSA to compensate nursing mothers for these breaks. However, where we already provide paid breaks, a nursing mother who uses that break time must be compensated in the same way that other employees are compensated for break time, and they must be completely relieved from all duty during those breaks.

    While this law specifically refers to non-exempt employees, the Department of Labor encourages employers to provide breaks to all nursing mothers regardless of their status under the FLSA.

    If you have not done so already, identify a private, non-bathroom space that can be used for lactation breaks, and train managers and supervisors about the requirements. To view current locations, click the "Nursing Mothers’ Room Locations" link below.

    It is in all of our best interests to comply with these regulations. Breastfeeding not only helps keep moms and children healthy, it also helps families save money through reduced medical costs, lost time at work, and costs for formula and feeding supplies, which can total over $1,500 each year. Employers that support nursing mothers describe the return on their investment as including lower health care costs, absenteeism and turnover rates, as well as higher productivity, improved morale, and greater job satisfaction.

    To read more about these requirements you can read the Department of Labor’s Fact Sheet and its FAQs.

    Please feel free to contact Sarah Patterson, Wellness Specialist Senior, at 434.924.3120 or sbp6x@virginia.edu with questions.

Medical Center Lactation Rooms

Current list of nursing mothers' room locations within the Medical Center.

  • 2400 Old Ivy

    Room: TBD
    Department/Division: Training Area
    Address:2400 Old Ivy Road
    Persons of Contact: Michael Phillips
    Phone Number: 434.982.5549
    Key Access: No

  • 2420 Old Ivy

    Room: 3014
    Department/Division: Human Resources
    Address: 2420 Old Ivy Road
    Persons of Contact: Front Desk
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: Yes

     

  • Battle Building

    Room: 3260
    Department/Division: Department of Pediatrics
    Address:
    Persons of Contact: Breast Feeding Medicine Program
    Phone Number: 434.982.3316
    Key Access: No

  • Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

    Room: 1505
    Department/Division: Health Sciences Library
    Address: 1350 Jefferson Park Ave
    Persons of Contact: Abbey Heflin
    Phone Number: 434.924.9998
    Key Access: Cabell Rm. Key front desk

  • Education Resource Center

    Room: 3515
    Department/Division:
    Address: 1240 Lee St
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: No

  • Emily Couric Cancer Center

    Room: G064
    Department/Division: Radiation Oncology
    Address: 1240 Lee St
    Persons of Contact: Kaitlin Tolley
    Phone Number: 434.297.4239
    Key Access: No

  • Fontaine Research Park Building 450

    Room: 2317H
    Department/Division: Aurbach Medical Research
    Address: 450 Ray C Hunt Dr
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: No

  • Fontaine Research Park Building 560

    Room: 4005
    Department/Division:
    Address: 560 Ray C. Hunt Dr
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: No

  • Leake Building

    Room: Temp
    Department/Division: Human Resources/Training
    Address: 575 Alderman Road
    Persons of Contact: Sarah McComb
    Phone Number: 434.243.1978
    Key Access: Yes

  • Main Hospital Basement

    Room: G441
    Department/Division:
    Address: 1215 Lee St
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: No

  • Main Hospital Floor 8

    Room: 8542
    Department/Division:
    Address: 1215 Lee St
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: Supervisors must contact ID office to grant employee access

  • Main Hospital Floor 8

    Room: 8543
    Department/Division:
    Address: 1215 Lee St
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: Supervisors must contact ID office to grant employee access

  • McLeod Hall

    Room: 4020
    Department/Division: School of Nursing
    Address: 202 Jeanette Lancaster Way
    Persons of Contact: Becky Bowers
    Phone Number: 434.924.0133
    Key Access: Lock/Swipe

  • Medical Research Building 4

    Room: 1104
    Department/Division:
    Address: 409 Lane Road
    Persons of Contact: Sarah Patterson
    Phone Number: 434.924.3120
    Key Access: Yes

  • Northern Virginia Center

    Room: TBD
    Department/Division: NOVA
    Address: 7054 Haycock Road | Falls Church, VA | 22043
    Persons of Contact: Art Grocholski
    Phone Number: 703.536.1140
    Key Access: TBD

  • Northridge Medical Park

    Room: 1018A
    Department/Division:
    Address: 2955 Ivy Road
    Persons of Contact
    Phone Number
    Key Access: No

  • Orthopedic Center

    Room: 1102 and 2101
    Department/Division: Orthopedics
    Address: 2280 Ivy Rd.
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: No

  • South Tower Floor 1

    Room: 1136
    Department/Division: Emergency Department
    Address: 1215 Lee St
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: Supervisors must contact ID office to grant employee access

  • South Tower Floor 2M

    Room: M243
    Department/Division: Health System
    Address: 1215 Lee St
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: No

  • South Tower Floor 2M

    Room: M245
    Department/Division: Health System
    Address: 1215 Lee St
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: No

  • West Complex

    Room: 2734
    Department/Division:
    Address: 1300 Jefferson Park Ave
    Persons of Contact: Bruce Shifflett
    Phone Number: 434.924.8409
    Key Access: No

Academic Buildings with Nursing Mother Rooms

Current list of nursing mothers' room locations within Academic Buildings.

  • Carruthers Hall

    Room: TBD
    Department/Division: Finance
    Address: 1001 N Emmet St
    Persons of Contact: Stacey Rittenhouse
    Phone Number: 434.924.4294
    Key Access: TBD

  • Chemistry

    Room: 303
    Department/Division: College of Arts & Sciences
    Address: 409 McCormick Road
    Persons of Contact: Aimee Steussy
    Phone Number: 434.924.4027
    Key Access: Card Reader. Contact POC for Access

  • Clemons Library

    Room: 311
    Department/Division: University Libraries
    Address: 1 Newcomb Road
    Persons of Contact: Public Services
    Phone Number: 434.924.3021
    Key Access: Check-out key from Clemons 4th floor desk

  • New Cabell Hall

    Room: 053A
    Department/Division: College of Arts & Sciences
    Address: 1605 Jefferson Park Avenue
    Persons of Contact: Aimee Steussy
    Phone Number: 434.924.4027
    Key Access: Card Reader. Contact POC for Access

  • Rice Hall

    Room: 201
    Department/Division: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Address: Engineers Way (at Whitehead Road)
    Persons of Contact: Kim Gregg
    Phone Number: 434.982.2226
    Key Access: Key in Rice Hall 527

  • Ridley Hall

    Room: 257
    Department/Division: School of Education and Human Development
    Address: 405 Emmet St
    Persons of Contact: Kelly Korrington
    Phone Number: 434.243.9226
    Key Access: No

  • School of Law

    Room: TBD
    Department/Division: Student Affairs
    Address: 580 Massie Road
    Persons of Contact: Lisa Napier
    Phone Number: 434.924.3737
    Key Access: Call to receive room number and access code

  • Student Health & Wellness Center Level 1

    Room:
    Department/Division: Wellness Suite
    Address: 550 Brandon Ave
    Persons of Contact:
    Phone Number:
    Key Access: No

  • Women’s Center

    Room: Floating Space
    Department/Division:
    Address: 1400 University Ave
    Persons of Contact: Latoria White
    Phone Number: 434.982.2252
    Key Access: No

  • Zehmer Hall

    Room: TBD
    Department/Division: School of Continuing & Prof. Studies/ Conference Center
    Address: 104 Midmont Ln
    Persons of Contact: Kathy Roy
    Phone Number: 434.982.5282
    Key Access: TBD