Before You Arrive
Preparing for the birth of your baby actually starts the moment you begin planning your family. There are many choices that need to be made early in your pregnancy such as physicians for you and your infant, what kind of delivery experience you want and classes you need to take. Delnor wants to be your resource throughout this magical time. We encourage you to take advantage of our many classes, tour the NewLife Maternity Center and begin to consider the many options open to you as you plan for the birth of your baby.
Planning your experience
At the NewLife Maternity Center, you have the opportunity to shape your birth experience. Before delivery day, you are encouraged to think about your preferences regarding:
- Family participation
- Rooming in
- Pain management
At any time, please feel free to call a mother/baby nurse at (630)208-4070 to answer any questions or help you in any way.
Being pre-registered saves you a step once you go into labor. Take this opportunity to fill out your pre-registration form.
If your physician diagnoses you with gestational diabetes, Delnor’s Center for Diabetes Management can help you learn to control it to ensure the healthiest baby possible. Our certified diabetes educators provide guidance on meal planning, blood glucose monitoring, ketone testing, physical activity and insulin use. Call them at (630)262-6078.
Car Seat Safety
We offer certified safety inspectors to check your baby’s care seat for proper installation. You can arrange to have this free inspection at the hospital before the birth, or before you leave the hospital with your baby. To set up an appointment, call (630)208-3398.