Preparing for labor means more than packing your bag. Follow these steps and you’ll have a little peace of mind before you get to the hospital.
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A birth plan helps you put in writing what you would like to happen during your birth experience. It helps you explore with your doctor what your wishes are for your delivery, pain management and care of your baby. It helps the hospital staff know your wishes and improves communication.
Remember that labor can be unpredictable, and it is important to keep good lines of communication open during your birth process. We are here to help you have the most positive experience possible and will work with you.
Once you've written your plan, review it with your doctor and bring a copy to the hospital when you are admitted so we will know all your wishes.
It’s normal to feel anxious as your baby’s birth approaches. Give yourself some peace of mind by packing your bag ahead of time. You can do this three to four weeks before your estimated delivery date. Here is a list of things to remember:
Breast pumps are covered under the Preventive Care Benefits provision of the Affordable Care Act. It states that health plans must cover one breast pump per pregnancy with no cost sharing for female members. If your insurance is through
another carrier, please contact them and see how they are providing this benefit.
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