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FMLA/TMLA: Birth of Child

FMLA and TMLA for birth of child

The following resources will help you move through the process for an FMLA and/or Tennessee Maternity Leave Act (TMLA) application for birth of a child. If you have questions about the FMLA process, contact your FMLA Coordinator at 615.322.7441 or email

If you experience complications prior to the birth of a child, see the Complications Prior to Birth of a Child webpage.

Step 1: FMLA/TMLA Request

You may complete the online Medical Leave Request Form to request FMLA and/or TMLA.

Step 2: FMLA/TMLA Eligibility and Approval or Denial

Your FMLA Coordinator will provide your notice of rights and responsibilities, approval letter, and additional materials upon completion of step 1 above.

Step 3: While on FMLA/TMLA

Pay While on Leave:

Sample Timelines for Paid Leave:

Step 4: Returning from FMLA/TMLA