There are a few things that you can do in advance that will make things easier for you on the big day:
- Visit the hospital: Attend a Tour when you are 5-6 months pregnant. Tours happen only once a month at the beginning of the month, so early registrations are recommended.
- Take classes: Both hospitals offer various classes for expectant and new parents. We recommend taking these classes when you are 5-8 months pregnant.
- Pre-admit: Print out and turn in a pre-admitting form to the hospital’s admitting department when you are 6-7 months pregnant. This will speed up the admitting processes when you’re ready to deliver.
The pre-admitting forms are available here for download in English and in Spanish.
Print and mail them to the address on the bottom of the form, or drop them off at the Baby & Family Center where classes are held at St. Bernardine, which is located next to the hospital’s parking structure.