Precious Beginnings Maternity Services
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I pre-register before coming to the hospital in labor?
Labor progresses differently for every mother and time can be of the essence. We suggest you come to the hospital to pre-register during your 30th week of pregnancy. Print this pre-registration form and fill out the information before coming to the hospital. When you pre-register at the hospital, they will ask for a copy of your insurance card and you will have to sign some consent forms for yourself and your baby.
What if I think I’m going into premature labor?
Call your primary care physician. Often times during pregnancy, mothers are sent to St. Anthony’s to be evaluated for possible signs of true labor. St. Anthony’s has a triage room to monitor these expectant mothers. If they are found to be in labor, mothers are moved to a Labor/Delivery/Recovery room. But if they are not found to be in labor, they can return to their home after receiving treatment and being observed for a few hours.
How many people can be in the room with me when I deliver?
St. Anthony’s knows that this is an exciting time that many want to share with their families. We are also aware of the comfort and safety of the mother and her baby. We encourage you to have the father or your labor partner with you during labor and then you can designate one other person that you feel comfortable having with you in the room.
What if my baby comes early or has special needs?
St. Anthony’s is designated as a Level II nursery, which means that babies born prematurely or babies born with special needs can be cared for in our nursery.
What security measures are used to keep my baby safe?
When mothers need their rest, they can be assured that their infant is safe and well cared for in the infant nursery which is located adjacent to the nurses’ station and near the family waiting room. Security systems in place throughout the Maternity floor alert nursing staff if baby is taken to an unauthorized area.