How to Prepare for the Arrival of Your Baby
During pregnancy, it can be hard to keep track of your healthcare needs and the steps required to prepare for delivery. At Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center , we understand that you will have a lot on your plate as you get ready to welcome a new member to your family, which is why we provide an abundance of resources for expecting parents and their relatives. Here’s a look at how you might use the services of our Family Birthing Center in Thousand Oaks to plan your baby’s arrival and feel more prepared for your due date.
Enroll in Childbirth Classes
Our childbirth classes cover a wide range of topics to prepare experienced parents and first-time parents alike for the joyous occasion of childbirth. Childbirth 101 and 102 will offer an introduction to labor techniques and the process of delivery. Beyond these courses, parents can sign up for courses on newborn care, breastfeeding, or cesarean section.
Take a Hospital Tour
While childbirth classes can be helpful in acquainting you with hospital facilities, it may also be beneficial to dedicate some time to a tour of the Birthing Center. This way you will know exactly where you will deliver and stay for your postpartum care, which can help you remain calm and comfortable as your due date arrives.
Assign Roles to Family Members
It is not uncommon for friends and relatives to share in your excitement as you get ready to deliver, but you might find your family’s desire to take part in delivery and newborn care a little overwhelming. Therefore, you might discuss your preferred roles for family members before the baby is born so that delivery day is stress-free for everyone. Our grandparent orientation and dedicated classes for siblings can help family members prepare for a new addition to the family and know what to expect.
To further explore the care offered in the Family Birthing Center at Los Robles Hospital and the pediatric care that can help your child grow strong and healthy, visit our website or give us a call at (877) 888-5746. Our nurses are available to answer your call 24/7 and help you find the right resources for your unique care needs.