Congratulations on the pending arrival of your new little one. Bringing new life into the world is a joyous time which we are privileged to be a part of for families all over our county. A little planning on your part before your delivery will help make the experience as smooth as possible.
Finding a physician early in pregnancy is important. Regular check-ups are needed to evaluate the growth and development of your baby as well as maintaining a check on the mother’s health and well-being. At SRMC, we have 2 Family Practice Providers who deliver: Dr. Rebecca Allard, Dr. James Popovich, and Dr. Sara Sholar.
Be sure to preregister no more than 30 days before your planned delivery date. If you are planning a cesarean delivery and it is scheduled more than 48 hours in advance, an SRMC registered nurse will attempt to call you at the daytime number you provided to gather important preregistration information. If you have questions, To preregister please call us at 308.254.7268 ex. 1033 anytime.
You’ve made it this far and soon your new bundle of joy will be in your arms! Here are a couple more items to get ready for delivery day.
It is a good idea to pack your bag at least two weeks before your scheduled delivery date. During labor, you may want to have favorite snacks for your coach (we will also provide snacks and beverages as needed), your music player loaded with relaxing music, and a list of phone numbers to call. You may also want to bring comfortable clothes, slippers, a favorite pillow, and your camera to get lots of pictures of your newborn. You will also want to pack an outfit for the baby’s first photo and to wear home, as well as a blanket and hat suitable to the weather.
You will need a car seat to take your baby home in. Questions? Call the Maternal and Infant Services Department at 308.254.7268 ex. 1033.
Join our baby club designed to support you and your baby during your pregnancy and beyond! Simply sign up and check your email to receive many great tips, ideas and details about upcoming education, and much more. Sign up here.
This is it–the day you’ve been waiting for! However, as parents through the ages have discovered, babies have their own schedule as to when they come into the world. In many cases, your physician will schedule or direct your arrival to the hospital. If you begin to experience labor pains during office hours, contact your physician. If it is after hours, you can call your provider or SRMC at 308.254.5825. If you think you are going into labor, do not eat a heavy, fried, or spicy meal, as this may cause nausea later.
Parking is located on the south side of the hospital near the main entrance, or in case of an emergency please proceed to the Emergency Department entryway. Enter SRMC through the main hospital entrance. Our admissions staff is available 6 a.m.-5 p.m. to check you in and direct you to your service location.
If it is after 5 p.m., please come to the emergency department entrance and someone will assist you to the maternity unit. Visitors of maternity patients and newborns are welcome anytime. Please advise friends and family that all entrances to the hospital are closed from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. except for the emergency department entrance.
It is important that you bring everything necessary for your appointment:
On arrival, you will be given an identification bracelet to wear during your stay. You will then be directed to the maternity unit. Our nursing staff will get you settled into the delivery suite and provide instructions on how to prepare for the birth of your new little one.
If having surgery or another outpatient procedure, please arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you the afternoon or evening after your procedure. After receiving sedation or general anesthesia, you will not be allowed to drive yourself home.