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    I'm going to start my third year of university in September, and I'm pregnant. The baby is due at the end of this year, and I plan to manage both the baby and my studies. Is there anyone in the same situation, or has been?
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    Well I'm not exactly in the same position, but I am 36 going to Kent this year as a mature student and will also be a new dad next year! My wife will be taking maternity leave but going back to work as she has a good job and will be the main bread winner.

    So I'll be looking after the baby during the week and studying too - obviously with family help, but interested in the facilities and help available like you.

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    I'm not sure specifically of the facilities at Kent uni, but I know there are day nurseries that take babies from 3 months if you need help with childcare. Riverside opposite Kingsmead Leisure Centre is a good one.

    Also, as a student with a baby, you'll be entitled to Adult's Dependents Grant, Parents Learning Allowance, Childcare Grant, and Child Tax Credits.
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    There is a nursery on campus- info here

    However I have never seen anyone [visibly] pregnant on campus. It would probably be best to email the uni and let them know of your situation early, so they can give you all the support available.
 
 
 

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