Pregnancy and Baby
Pregnancy can be an exciting—and nerve-wracking—nine months. You may wonder, “Am I doing everything I can for this baby?”
From routine prenatal care to high-risk pregnancies
Chances are you’re doing everything you can to keep your baby safe. And most pregnancies and birth experiences go smoothly. But if the unforeseen happens or you’re worried about complications, our medical team and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are equipped to handle even the littlest of patients.
Preparing for pregnancy
When you decide you’re ready to start a family, give your body—and your future baby—a healthy advantage. We will give you a check-up, share tips for preparing for pregnancy and talk to you about potential risk factors.
If you’re unsure about what to expect during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or when you bring baby home, sign up for one of our childbirth or parenting classes and learn about common tests and procedures.
Labor and delivery
It’s time to meet your baby! Before you get to the hospital, complete the online pre-registration, and we’ll fast-track your check-in.
Do you want an epidural? What about using a birthing ball or soaking tub to ease your labor pain? You have those options here.
After your baby is born
When you choose SCL Health, you get hospitals that have Baby-Friendly designations or follow Baby-Friendly practices.
This means when your little one arrives, we’ll encourage you to bond skin-to-skin, breastfeed and keep your baby with you in the room.
Once you’re home, you’ll have access to lactation consultants if you run into any breastfeeding challenges.