Fill out our online
pre-registration form (PDF 852 KB) and fax it to 859-257-7520 before you arrive at UK HealthCare for your maternity hospital stay. Pre-registration speeds up admission when you are in labor so you can concentrate on the delivery experience. Be sure to let the admission clerk know you have pre-registered.
It is important to consider choosing a pediatrician (PDF 15KB) before you have your baby.
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. But please remember that labor can be unpredictable, and it is important to keep good lines of communication open during your birth process. We at the Birthing Center are here to help you have the most positive experience possible and will work with you to that end.
Once you've written your plan, review it with your physician 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 3-4 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. This means there is no cost to UK employees covered by a UK Health plan. If your insurance is through another carrier, please contact them and see how they are providing this benefit.
Breast pump coverage under the Health Care Reform Act (PDF, 29 KB)