Prepare for Your Hospital Stay
Bringing a baby into the world is a miraculous event, deserving the best care and planning. At St. John's, we share your excitement, and take incredible pride in our staff and facilities.
Write out your birth plan
A birth plan is a listing of the choices and preferences you and your partner have about labor, birth and your hospital stay.
Give a copy of your birth plan to your doctor or midwife and bring a copy to the hospital. The staff will work to follow your plan. However it's important to remember that your safety and your baby’s safety is their priority. Depending on the course of your labor, some of your requests may not be possible.
Get a sample birth plan.
Where to go and what to bring
As you pack your bag, review a checklist of items to bring to the hospital. You don't want to forget the camera!
When the time comes for you to go to the hospital, please enter through the hospital's main entrance during the day or the Emergency Care entrance at night.