Pregnancy and Parenting

Grinnell College encourages and supports the academic success of pregnant and parenting (mothers and fathers) students. Grinnell College's non-discrimination policy specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery therefrom.


Pregnant and Postpartum Recovery Student Policy

Please refer to the Grinnell College Policy, Procedures and Guide to Preventing, Reporting, and Responding to Sexual Misconduct and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence to view the grievance process related to discrimination on the basis of the above-listed protected classes or contact the Title IX Coordinator:

Bailey Asberry
Nollen House, 1121 Park St.

Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Students

Grinnell Regional Medical Center Parenting Classes

  • Babies Room Parenting
  • Breastfeeding Education
  • Prenatal/Childbirth
  • WIC Clinics

Grinnell Regional Medical Center Support Groups

  • Breastfeeding
  • Perinatal Loss

Grinnell Regional Medical Center Family Medicine and Obstetrics

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic

Iowa Department of Human Services

This site provides helpful information related to:

  • Childcare
  • Child protection
  • Child services
  • Child support
  • Financial assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Medical care

Mid-Iowa Community Action

Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. (MICA) is a private, nonprofit organization serving children and families in central Iowa. Established in 1965 to serve children and families affected by the conditions of poverty, MICA provides early childhood, health, family development and housing services as well as community enrichment programs.

Poweshiek County DHS

By appointment only - Served by Jasper County office
717 5th Ave, Suite 6
Grinnell, IA 50112
P: 641-792-1955 or 800-342-0829
F: 515-564-4017

Poweshiek County Inter-Agency Resource Guide (pdf)

Iowa Quality Rating System | DHS

A voluntary rating system for child care provided in child development homes, licensed child care centers and preschools, and child care programs that are operated by school districts.


Pregnancy and Parenting (pdf)

Office for Civil Rights Know Your Rights: Pregnancy and Parenting (pdf)

Comfort rooms on campus

  • Old Glove Factory
  • HSSC
  • Mears Cottage

For access to a comfort room, please contact the Title IX Coordinator who can help facilitate use of comfort rooms on campus.


There are many resources available for pregnant and parenting (mothers and fathers) students. For assistance in connecting with any of these resources, please contact one of the following:

Community Resources

Deanna Shorb, Dean of Religious Life and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Confidential Response and Support

Healthcare and Medical Resources

Kasey Herbers, Student Health and Wellness

Academic Resources

Autumn Wilke, Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Disability Services

Title IX Resources

Bailey Asberry, Title IX Coordinator

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