We have created resources to help you prepare, and to help facilitate discussions with your providers that may alleviate some of this stress and uncertainty.
The Suggested Checklist for Hospital Bag lists items helpful to have during and after labor for the patient, baby, and support person.
Our Labor & Delivery Guidelines outline issues regarding labor, as well as what patients can expect immediately after delivery. These guidelines will help foster discussions with your provider and allow you to get answers to your questions before you are in labor. The Guidelines also include a Birth Preferences Worksheet that may be helpful in facilitating this discussion. We encourage you to review these guidelines with your provider at your 36-week appointment.
We hope these resources are helpful as you plan for your delivery and stay at BIDMC. We look forward to sharing this exciting time with you.