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.
(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.
Check on childbirth, baby care, and breastfeeding classes. Make plans to take classes around after your 28th week of pregnancy. Click for details.
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. Click for details.
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. You may want to download and read Birthing Options at Sacred Heart.
On Your Birth Day
Where to Park
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.
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.