Postdocs are given 8 weeks Maternity leave in any rolling 12 month period with full salary and benefits for the duration of leave. This can be extended for up to 12 weeks under Family and Medical Leave; however, those additional 4 weeks are not necessarily paid. Maternity plus Sick leave cannot exceed 12 weeks in any year.
If more leave is necessary, postdocs have disability insurance. On a personal level, you should talk with your PI and work something out; some advisors are more flexible than others, especially when it comes to working from home vs. being physically in the lab.
For adoption leave, new parents are given 1 week following the adoption of the child, and the primary caregiver an addition 5 weeks of paid adoption leave (for a total of 6 weeks).
Hopkins Work-Life Program has a few resources for childcare, found here: http://hopkinsworklife.org/services/childcare.html
If you have a JHMI ID badge, then you can park for FREE in any of the parking garages on campus between 4:00 pm and 8:30 am the next day. First, you’ll need to call the JHMI Parking Office to register your badge in the system, and then you can park on campus for those overnight experiments.
Postdoctoral Fellows can park in on-campus lots for the regular rate of $120/month.
Homewood gym (Ralph O’Connor Recreation Center) for $15/month
Y of Central Maryland offers no contract, no joining fee and $44/month for access to all metro Y facilities. Discounts also may apply to family memberships.