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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: When should I register for Childbirth Classes?

Depending on the class, you can begin registering as early as your 4th or 5th month of pregnancy. Click here for information about childbirth classes or to register.

Q: How do I register for Childbirth Classes?

Register online or call 498-4205.

Q: If I am planning on having an epidural why should I take a Childbirth Preparation Class?

These classes cover much more information than Lamaze relaxation and breathing. You will learn about the process of labor, what to expect when you go into labor, when to go to the hospital, how your partner can help you through the birth, the risks and benefits of health care decisions you make during labor, what to expect once that baby is born regarding hospital procedures, receive a tour of the birthing center which will help alleviate some of your anxiety about the hospital. You are also able to ask many questions that you may not even think about when you are at the Doctors office during prenatal visits.

Q: Do I need to register ahead of time for my hospital stay?

Yes. If you have private health insurance call your insurance carrier first and notify them of your birth. Then call the hospital where you plan to deliver your baby.
  • HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, call (920) 433-8703, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, call (920) 498-4472, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, call (920) 459-4641, anytime.

Q: Do I need to choose a doctor for my baby before the birth?

Yes, prior to coming to the hospital to deliver, you should select a doctor for you baby. A pediatrician is a specialist who takes care of infants through young adults. A family medicine doctor is a physician who cares for patients throughout all phases of life. Once you have selected a doctor, call his or her office to find out if they are taking new patients. Let them know when you are due and that you would like your infant to become established as a new patient with that physician. You can begin doing this around week 28 of your pregnancy.
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