You will need to pre-admit to the hospital, and we have several ways for you to do this. We recommend that you pre-register online. Your second option is to use a form, included in the packet from your doctor, or obtained from the Admissions Office at the hospital. If you use the form, complete and mail the postage paid form to the hospital. You may also call 289-7180 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pre-register.
For expected vaginal deliveries If you are in labor when you come to the hospital, it is not necessary to stop at the admit desk. Come directly to The Birthplace on the second floor through our new Pavilion lobby, right next to the main lobby. Wheelchairs are available at the entrances for your use, if needed. Be sure to take advantage of our valet parking between the hours of 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
The staff of The Pavilion Birthplace, in consultation with your doctor, will determine if you will be admitted or observed for labor or testing. A family member or friend will be asked to go to the Admit Office (main floor lobby) for finalization of the admit process. Please note: based on the extent of your verified insurance coverage, you will be asked to pay a deposit to cover the uninsured portion of your account.
For planned inductions Your physician will let you know what time to be at the hospital, we suggest arriving a few minutes early. Come up to The Birthplace to check in; your support person will be asked to go to the Admit Office (main floor lobby) to finalize paperwork.
At The Birthplace, a nurse will review the induction process, fit the fetal monitor, start an IV and administer the labor-starting medication.
Once labor begins, the childbirth process begins.
For planned Cesarean sections Your physician will let you know what time to be at the hospital; it is usually an hour or two before your surgery actually starts. Come up to The Birthplace, and staff will complete your admission information; other preparations include:
Inserting an intravenous line (IV).
Placing a catheter (tube) in your bladder
Delivering the epidural, done by your anesthesiologist