Having a baby!
You may be setting out on a path that's been followed many times before… but it leads to a destination that's entirely yours. At Riverside we deliver over 2,000 babies a year, which gives us a lot of expertise and experience, but we never forget that each birth is unique and highly personal. We work hard to make sure your pregnancy, delivery and beyond is positive and memorable for you, your baby and your family.
Hospital tours and childbirth classes
Although we are not currently offering on-site childbirth classes or expectant parent tours due to COVID-19, we hope you will join us for our new virtual tours and classes. Learn more by visiting pregnancy and parenting on Riverside's online calendar or Women & Infant Care Programs and Classes.
Where to start?
You may be a little surprised at all the things you need to think about once you find out you're pregnant. That's why we developed a Healthy Birth & Baby program and guide. The helpful program is your resource for complete information during and after pregnancy. You can pick up your Healthy Mom & Baby Resources at any of our OB physician offices. This guide will tell you about Riverside's wide range of birthing services and special classes.
This guide includes:
- A calendar for your doctor appointments
- What you can expect at Riverside
- Important checklists
- A labor log sheet
- Other helpful tools and tips
Be sure to see your doctor regularly during your pregnancy. It's important for staying healthy during this time. Next, sign up for the Healthy Mom & Baby Newsletter, 10 months of useful information that will guide you through pregnancy and childbirth. It's a free email newsletter that features tips and reminders that this is one of life's most incredible journeys.
Find a doctor
Please remember that during your pregnancy you'll need to find a doctor to care for your newborn. We'll ask you for this information when you come to the hospital for baby's birth.
Packing your sSuitcase
As your delivery date approaches, be sure you have packed or made a list of those things you plan to bring with you for your hospital stay. Read our suggestions for packing your suitcase.
Programs and classes
Riverside offers a variety of programs and classes for moms-to-be and their support persons.