support for the parenting journey

For all the moments along your parenting journey, Abbott is here for you. Explore benefits, programs, policies and resources available to Abbott employees and family members.

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Planning to start a family
Feel confident, prepared and supported as you embark on this new journey.
Awaiting arrival

Resources and support for the final month leading up to your child’s arrival.

transition to parenthood

When everything feels new and overwhelming, take comfort in programs that bring you peace.

Navigating LIFE AS A Parent

Support for you and your family as you take steps toward better well-being together.

Experiencing the Unexpected
Explore the benefits and resources available that can meet you in life’s unexpected moments.

Adoption Assistance

Alleviate some of the financial burdens of adoption with reimbursement of eligible expenses.

BREAST PUMPS

Explore obtaining a breast pump through your Abbott health insurance.

FMLA

Receive up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to care for yourself or a family member.

FOSTER CARE REIMBURSEMENT
Alleviate some of the financial burdens of foster care with reimbursement of eligible expenses.

Ovia Fertility

Ovia offers digital technology for women and families to navigate their most important data-driven solutions for fertility.

Perkspot

Discounts on meal delivery, electronics, home goods, entertainment and more to support you throughout your parenting journey.

Progyny

Access fertility experts for fertility and surrogacy support to help start your family.

SHORT-TERM MEDICAL LEAVE

Paid time off for a variety of reasons for up to 26 weeks.

SPRING HEALTH

Find mental health and work-life support through personalize care, therapy, dedicated clinical experts and more.

Workplace Accommodation

Check with Occupational Health at your site; commercial employees can visit the U.S. Commercial EHS Team Page.

Abbott nutrition product discounts

Take advantage of special discounts on Abbott nutrition products such as Similac.

BREAST PUMPS

Explore obtaining a breast pump through your Abbott health insurance.

Childcare Discounts

Save money with a 10% discount at KinderCare and Learning Care Group Centers, plus discounted fees on nannies, sitters and tutors.

Childcare Resources

Access preferred placement at Bright Horizons centers, free membership to Sitter City for help finding childcare providers or services such as housecleaning, and free access to a nanny referral service through College Nannies + Sitters.

Dependent Care FSA

Make tax-free contributions and save money on child care (and elder care) expenses.

Early Discoveries

Convenient childcare facility for employees who work in Lake County, IL, with regular and backup care options to suit your needs.

FOSTER CARE REIMBURSEMENT
Alleviate some of the financial burdens of foster care with reimbursement of eligible expenses.

OVIA PREGNANCY

Ovia offers digital technology for women and families to navigate their most important data-driven solutions for pregnancy.

Parental Leave of Absence

Paid time off to spend with your child and take care of yourself.

Progyny

Access fertility experts for fertility and surrogacy support to help start your family.

SHORT-TERM MEDICAL LEAVE

Paid time off for a variety of reasons for up to 26 weeks.

SPRING HEALTH

Find mental health and work-life support through personalize care, therapy, dedicated clinical experts and more.

Workplace Accommodation

Check with Occupational Health at your site; commercial employees can visit the U.S. Commercial EHS Team Page.

Abbott nutrition product discounts

Take advantage of special discounts on Abbott nutrition products such as Similac.

Adoption Assistance

Alleviate some of the financial burdens of adoption with reimbursement of eligible expenses.

Childcare Resources

Access preferred placement at Bright Horizons centers, free membership to Sitter City for help finding childcare providers or services such as housecleaning, and free access to a nanny referral service through College Nannies + Sitters.

FMLA

Receive up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to care for yourself or a family member.

Ovia Parenting

Ovia offers digital technology for women and families to navigate their most important data-driven solutions for parenting.

Parental Leave of Absence

Paid time off to spend with your child and take care of yourself.

SHORT-TERM MEDICAL LEAVE

Paid time off for a variety of reasons for up to 26 weeks.

Sleepio

Make the most of your sleep and build better habits with this scientifically-proven program.

SPRING HEALTH

Find mental health and work-life support through personalize care, therapy, dedicated clinical experts and more.

Torchlight

If your child has special needs, Torchlight offers seminars, tools and guidance to support you along the way.

Abbott nutrition product discounts

Take advantage of special discounts on Abbott nutrition products such as Similac.

BREAST PUMPS

Explore obtaining a breast pump through your Abbott health insurance.

Childcare Discounts

Save money with a 10% discount at KinderCare and Learning Care Group Centers, plus discounted fees on nannies, sitters and tutors.

Childcare Resources

Access preferred placement at Bright Horizons centers, free membership to Sitter City for help finding childcare providers or services such as housecleaning, and free access to a nanny referral service through College Nannies + Sitters.

Dependent Care FSA
Make tax-free contributions and save money on child care (and elder care) expenses.

HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT

Find services to help with housecleaning or other household chores.

Marco Polo

Get a 20% discount on monthly subscriptions or 50% off annual plans for this digital learning program for children ages 3-7.

Milk Stork

Receive a free pumping kit when traveling for business and shipping box to securely send breast milk back home when you’re away.

Ovia Parenting

Ovia offers digital technology for women and families to navigate their most important data-driven solutions for parenting.

PerkSpot

Discounts on meal delivery, electronics, home goods, entertainment and more to support you throughout your parenting journey.

Sleepio

Make the most of your sleep and build better habits with this scientifically-proven program.
SPRING HEALTH
Find mental health and work-life support through personalize care, therapy, dedicated clinical experts and more.
Torchlight
If your child has special needs, Torchlight offers seminars, tools and guidance to support you along the way.

TutorMe

Receive three free hours of tutoring per week for yourself or your child, plus a 25% discount on additional time; site not accessible with Internet Explorer.

Workplace Accomodations

Check with Occupational Health at your site; commercial employees can visit the U.S. Commercial EHS Team Page.

Bereavement Leave
Receive up to 80 hours of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, such as a child and including miscarriage.
Castlight
Access sleep improvement guidance (Sleepio) and build resilience (meQ) through Castlight.
Employee Resource Groups
Join an Employee Resource Group and find support from your Abbott colleagues going through similar situations.
Expert Medical Opinion
Receive a second opinion from experts in the medical field if you or a family member receives a significant diagnosis to ensure the best course of treatment.
Flexible Work Arrangements
See if you qualify for flexible work arrangements based on your situation.

FMLA

Receive up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to care for yourself or a family member, including for pregnancy loss or to care for a child with medical needs.

Household Support
Find services to help with housekeeping or other household chores.
Life Insurance
Assess your distribution options if you purchased child or dependent life insurance and your child or dependent dies.
Paid Volunteer Time
Think of something you’re passionate about and find volunteer opportunities in your area; Abbott provides 8 hours of paid volunteer time each year.
Short-Term Medical Leave
Paid time off for medical issues for up to 26 weeks.
SPRING HEALTH
Find mental health and work-life support through personalize care, therapy, dedicated clinical experts and more.
Torchlight
If your child has special needs, Torchlight offers seminars, tools and guidance to support you along the way.