Inside Your Womb
Preparing for baby
Babies don’t always arrive on schedule. Because things don’t always go as planned, it’s best to plan ahead. Make sure you have your bag packed for the hospital. (Your doctor may have a list of things you will need.)
Also think about the following:
- Be sure you have a car seat for the baby. The hospital will not let the baby go home without one.
- If you have other children, let them know you will soon be going to the hospital to have the new baby.
- Make plans for someone to watch your children when it’s time for you to go to the hospital.
Not sure what to expect during childbirth? It’s normal to be a little nervous. So, we make it easy for you to go to childbirth classes. Just call the hospital where you will have your baby to find out when the classes are and sign up. Start childbirth classes at about week 30 of your pregnancy. Classes often meet once a week for about six weeks. Some hospitals have classes in Spanish too.
Classes are available to our members at no cost. Contact Member Services to schedule a ride to your childbirth classes if you can’t find one.