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Reproductive and Parenting Resources

Lactation Rooms

Lactation rooms help support working mothers upon their return from leave and foster a family-friendly environment at the University. The Women's Center now has a lactation space on the first floor of our Evanston location for all nursing mothers. For more information on access to our lactation room and the others on both campuses, visit the Office of Work/Life and Family Resources website.

General questions about the mothers' rooms should be directed to the Office of Work/Life Resources at (847) 491-3612.

The Women’s Center has a limited supply of breast pump parts for when a nursing parent forgets something or a piece breaks while on campus.  Call or stop by the Women’s Center Evanston location to get the piece you need.  841.491.7360, 2000 Sheridan Road, womenscenter@northwestern.edu.

Nursing Bra Discounts

The Women's Center is here to support all women on their breastfeeding journeys.  To help make breastfeeding more accessible to all women, the Center has partnered with nursing bra companies to provide discounts to Northwestern women.   

Please contact Suzie Campbell for more information on this program.  

Baby Changing Tables

Changing tables are located at the following locations:

Childcare

The Office of Work/Life & Family Resources is available to assist you with a variety of childcare needs. Whether you are looking for information or resources, or you are new to parenthood or the University, we offer many programs to help you locate quality, affordable childcare.

Visit the Office of Work/Life and Family Resource Child Care page for all available childcare options.

Take Our Children to Work Day

Organized by the Office of Human Resources, the annual Take Our Children to Work Day is a free event open to family and friends, aged 8-16, of Northwestern faculty and staff members. This educational program is intended to introduce children to a variety of workplace roles and to help them envision their professional goals. This event was founded by the Ms. Foundation for Women and was later formed into the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation.