Protections for Pregnant and Postpartum Residents

Scheduling basics.

In the HOA Agreement, the parties agreed on the following protections related to pregnant and postpartum residents and fellows. If this is not being implemented, the HOA is here to provide assistance.

Maternity Scheduling Considerations: 

During the last trimester of pregnancy and for two (2) months post-partum, overnight call will not be scheduled and duty will be limited to twelve (12) consecutive hours. Exceptions may be approved by the House Officer's Obstetrician, or other appropriate physician only. A good faith effort will be made by the Employer to accommodate any other health care needs, including scheduling, that may arise during the course of the pregnancy.