Delivering your baby at Liberty Hospital offers the best of all worlds. We provide warm, personal attention in a comfortable setting. And our highly qualified obstetric and neonatal nurses take care of you and your newborn in a state-of-the-art medical facility.
Preparing for your delivery
The big day is almost here. Are you ready? Here are some things to help prepare for your delivery at Liberty Hospital.
It's time to start thinking about your baby's physician. In fact, we encourage you to do some homework before your baby arrives and select a physician. Ask your friends. Check credentials. And when you narrow the choices, schedule a consultation prior to birth so that you can discuss the physician's philosophy on issues such as breastfeeding, child care and immunizations.
Preparing for the birth of a new baby can be exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. The good news is The Birthing Center at Liberty Hospital is here to help with a pre-admission program!
Please call to schedule your review between your 30th and 34th week of pregnancy.
Why is it important to schedule a pre-admission review?
A pre-admission review allows you to talk one-on-one with a Birthing Center registered nurse.
The nurse will complete your health profile before going into labor. Ultimately this will shorten your admission process and allow your healthcare providers to prepare for your care in advance.
During your pre-admission review, a nurse will:
- Review your medical history, including immunizations.
- Discuss past to current pregnancies.
- Provide a list of pediatricians if you haven't chosen one.
- Assist in department referrals, such as Social Services or The Birthing Center lactation consultant.
- Answer any questions you may have about The Birthing Center or discuss your childbirth expectations.
Schedule a pre-admission review
To schedule your pre-admission review, please call The Birthing Center patient registrar at 816.792.7229. The pre-admission review takes approximately an hour to complete.
It's always nice to avoid surprises. That's why we suggest that you check out the specifics of your insurance policy now. That way, you'll understand the extent of your coverage before arriving at the hospital. If you have questions about your coverage, call your insurance company.
Here are the items we suggest you bring with you when you arrive for your delivery. It is helpful to have your bag packed at least two weeks prior to your delivery date.
- Two or more bed pillows.
- Hand fan.
- Lip balm.
- Healthy food for support person.
- Cards, books, videos/DVDs and any other time-passers.
- Pair of socks.
- Focal point.
- Massage tools, if desired.
- Camera and film or video recorder with extra batteries.
- Toiletries for mom and support person.
- Slippers and bathrobe.
- Change of clothes for mom and baby.
- Reading and writing material.
- Change for vending machines.
- Bra and panties (nursing bra if nursing).
State law requires that your baby ride in a car safety seat at all times. This means we cannot discharge your baby until we know he or she is in a car seat. We encourage you to visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's website to locate a car seat inspection station in the area or to find out about car seat recalls.
YoMingo childbirth education and pregnancy app
Liberty Hospital offers anytime, anywhere parent education powered by YoMingo®, an education program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information. It includes the tools and support you need at every stage.
YoMingo gives you access to:
- Evidence-based information on prenatal care, labor and birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn care, including lots of videos
- Kick counter, contraction timer, personal journal, feeding log, immunization log and other tools
This education powered is available on any device with an internet connection and also as a mobile app called myYoMingo. It also comes in multiple languages.
Register for the program and follow the instructions. Once you have registered, you will receive an email invitation from email@example.com where you can create a unique password and login. Then, you can also download the mobile app version by searching your app store for "myYoMingo."
Disclaimer: The information in YoMingo® is NOT intended to take the place of a healthcare provider or any information that your healthcare provider has discussed with you about your own personal health. It is imperative and advised that you find care and work with your healthcare provider to keep yourself healthy and safe. Always call your healthcare provider with any questions you may have. By creating an account in YoMingo, you have verified that you have read and agree to this disclaimer.