Arriving at the Medical Center
If you think you are in labor, your physician or mid-wife may want you to call him/her before going to the hospital. Clarify arrangements with him or her during your regularly scheduled appointments.
Please see the Know When to section if you are unsure of when to call or are experiencing any painful or unusual symptoms.
Where to Come
If you think you are in labor, come to the Emergency Department, located on the south side of the hospital. You will be escorted to Labor and Delivery after you are checked in.
If you have a scheduled induction or cesarean, your doctor will schedule the date and time. Please come to the Main Lobby at the front of the hospital. You will complete your registration and be escorted to Labor and Delivery.
Scheduled Inductions or Cesareans
When a Cesarean birth is a planned procedure, your doctor will schedule the date and time. You will be admitted to the Labor and Delivery unit on the day of your Cesarean birth.
It is of extreme importance that you follow your physician’s instructions, or your surgery may have to be rescheduled.
Do not eat anything after midnight the night before your surgery or induction (unless your doctor tells you otherwise).
Items to Bring
- Admission/Health History papers
- Insurance Card
- Photograph for focal point
- Birth plan (if you have one)
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Slippers and bathrobe
- Shower cap
- Lip Balm
- Comb and brush
- Full-size cotton panties
- Two well-fitted bras (nursing bras if planning to breastfeed)
- Pillow with non-white pillowcase
- “Going home” clothing and blanket for baby
- Infant car seat (leave in car)
- Phone numbers to contact family and friends
Family and Visitors
Please ask family and visitors to enter the hospital through the main lobby. Entrance located on Pendleton Drive. They may wait on the arrival of baby in our family and friends waiting area on the Second Floor.