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Pre-Admission Registration

Congratulations, your baby is almost here!

Our pre-admission program is designed to ensure that your admission is processed smoothly. To avoid delays during your admission, we encourage you to pre-register by calling our Pre-admission Office at 541-686-7166 or 866- 907-6329, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Out of town patients may call toll free at 800-288-7444.

What to Bring

For mother:

  • Cotton shirts or gowns, suitable for breastfeeding
  • One comfortable daytime outfit that fits at 6 months of pregnancy (for going home)
  • Robe, slippers and socks
  • Toiletries, including toothbrush, toothpaste, and hairbrush
  • Nursing bras

For birth partner:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Change of clothes that are comfortable to sleep in
  • Toiletries, including toothbrush and toothpaste.

For baby:

  • Sacred Heart provides baby with long sleeved t-shirts, diapers and receiving blankets for use in the hospital
  • Cotton gowns or sleepers
  • One outfit for going home, with hat
  • Baby blanket
  • Car seat

Snacks You May Want To Bring From Home

Sacred Heart provides meals and snacks to the mother around the clock. You may have special food brought to the hospital either by family or a local restaurant.

For mother:

  • Gum or breath mints
  • Sour hard candies or lollipops
  • Electrolyte (sports) drinks, if you drink these regularly

For birth partner:

  • Jerky, nuts and power bars
  • Bagels or crackers
  • Other finger foods

Optional Items

  • Favorite pillows
  • Lip balm
  • Massage oil and tools
  • personal music
  • Pictures, flowers or other visuals (for a focal point during labor)
  • Cell phone charger
  • Any comfort item that would make your experience more personal (no open flames)

Planning Ahead for Your Birth

A little preparation before your baby is due will help keep you and your baby healthy. It will also help you have the birth experience you want.

2nd month (eight weeks from your last menstrual period)

Choose an obstetrician or midwife and make an appointment for your first prenatal visit. Begin visiting our Special Delivery pages for month-by-month information about your pregnancy.

4th month

Check on childbirth, baby care, and breastfeeding classes. Make plans to take classes around after your 28th week of pregnancy.

5th month

Make plans to take a guided tour of our birthing facilities. We look forward to showing you our labor and delivery suites and other facilities on the fifth floor of Sacred Heart at RiverBend.

7th month

  • Congratulations, you are in the final trimester of pregnancy! Our pre-admission program is designed to ensure that your admission is processed smoothly. To avoid delays during your admission, we encourage you to pre-register by calling our Pre-admission Office at (541) 686-7166 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Out of town patients may call toll free at (800) 288-7444.
  • Fill out your Birth Plan. Think ahead about what kind of birth experience you want. 

On Your Birth Day: Where to Park

During the hours of 5:30am -10:59 pm expectant parents may park directly under Sacred Heart (Garage H). From here, take the elevator to the main lobby reception desk. The main lobby is open every day, around the clock. If Garage H is full, park in Garage S, or Surgery Parking, and follow signs to the main lobby. Laboring women may be driven to the main hospital entrance for immediate attention. Staff at the reception desk will call for an escort to take you to Women’s & Children’s Services on the fifth floor.

After the hours of 11pm to 5:30am the front doors are closed and expectant parents should enter through the Emergency Department.

Visitors may park in Surgery Parking (Garage S) and follow signs to the main lobby. Parking is free in all garages. This custom map provides parking and location details for Women’s and Children’s Services patients.

Virtual Maternity Tour

Welcome to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend's virtual maternity tour. The videos below provide an overview of what to expect when you are having a baby at our hospital.

You have two viewing options:

  • Watch a 30-minute tour of PeaceHealth Sacred Heart at RiverBend, starting with where to park and ending with a description of what to expect after your baby is born.
  • Or, if you prefer, watch shorter segments demonstrating each phase of your hospital stay.

Full Video: Let Labor and Delivery nurse Caryn take you on a 30-minute tour of PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Segment 1: Parking, Check-In, Waiting Area (4:40)

Segment 2: Labor and Delivery (11:12)

Segment 3: Cesarean Birth (3:06)

Segment 4: Tree of Life (1:04)

Segment 5: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (1:45)

Segment 6: Mother/Baby Room (5:22)

Segment 7: Feeding Your Baby/Community Room (2:39)