Now that you have chosen ValleyCare for your special delivery, the following information will help you prepare for your stay.
PreRegistration will help expedite the registration process when you arrive for delivery. To take care of necessary paperwork in advance of your delivery, you are encouraged to preregister as early as possible. Preadmission forms are available from the Admitting Office at ValleyCare Medical Center or your physician's office, or you may preregister online. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your insurance coverage before your delivery.
Admission to the Hospital
Please contact your obstetrician first. Your physician will then notify us of your impending arrival. Upon arrival, please enter the hospital through the emergency admitting entrance unless otherwise directed. You will then be escorted to the Maternal/Child Department. After you are comfortably settled in your birthing suite, your nurse will take your history, assess your condition and notify your physician of your progress.
What to Bring
ValleyCare provides most everything you will need to care for your baby while in the hospital. A few items you should bring are suggested:
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, bathrobe, slippers, nightgowns and adjustable maternity/nursing bras
- For your baby, bring a going-home outfit and blanket. Diapers are provided by the hospital.
- Infant car seat. California state law requires all infants be secured in rear-facing car seats.
- Camera or video recorder if desired. Please note that video recorders are not allowed during delivery.
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