Health & Wellness

Your delivery day

Sleeping mother and newborn baby in a hospital bed

No two women experience labor and delivery in quite the same way, but the more you know about what to expect, the more you can focus on what really matters — the joy of meeting your new baby for the very first time. We want to help you prepare for your delivery day, eliminate any surprises, and help you have a safe and positive experience.

Your hospital can provide you with more information on what to expect and how to prepare for your big day.

Please park on the northeast side of the hospital and look for the Women’s Hospital sign. This entrance is open 24/7. A staffed welcome desk will direct you to your destination.
When you arrive at the hospital, your labor pattern and baby will be monitored in the Labor and Delivery Department on the second floor of the hospital.

Your childbirth preferences plan

Your health and the safety of your baby are always our top priorities. Creating a birth plan is a great way to let your care team know your wishes. It’s not a contract, and you can change your plan at any time.

Learn more about creating a birth plan >

Room Amenities

The labor, delivery, and recovery rooms offer amenities that include:

  • flat-screen TVs
  • free Wi-Fi
  • a place for your partner or support person to sleep
  • a rocking chair
  • access to The Newborn Channel

Guests

Ask the hospital about the number of guests allowed for labor and delivery. Because the timing of labor and delivery is unpredictable, there are no specific visiting hours at Sky Ridge Medical Center. Keep in mind that during the flu season, April to October, only siblings of the infant are permitted to visit Labor and Delivery and the Mom/Baby unit.

Photography

Ask the hospital about photography guidelines to keep in mind for the memorable occasion.

When you have your baby, you may be surprised at how many people are there to support you — before, during, and after your delivery. Your labor, delivery, and postpartum care team all works together to help give you the happiest, healthiest birth day possible.

Learn more about labor and delivery >

First few hours after delivery

When your baby is born, your delivery team will come in to make sure he or she is thriving outside the womb. As long as you and your baby are doing well, you’ll have the option to stay together for the rest of your time in the hospital.

Little ones who need special care are observed in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). A neonatologist — a pediatrician trained especially in newborn care — will let you know if your baby needs care in a NICU. If this happens, the neonatologist will talk to you about why your baby needs extra care, and make sure you know where your baby will be and what to expect.