An interesting article was published in 2020, titled Overlapping Stigmas of Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Weight: Policy Implications for Employment and Higher Education. The article was written by Jeanine M. Skorinko, Angela C. Incollingo Rodriguez, and James K. Doyle from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. This article sheds light on the stigmas faced by pregnant women and mothers in higher education and the workplace.
Stigmas of Pregnancy outlines existing policies and accommodations for these women, as well as highlighting the lack of policies in certain places. It provides a valuable look at how certain institutions try to mitigate this stigma. Missouri State has its own policies to help women to advance in their careers. MSU’s policy library can be found here.