Getting Ready for the Hospital
At least three weeks before your due date, pack a bag and have it ready to go. Be sure to include:
We recommend that you leave all valuable items at home. If possible, make arrangements for someone to help you with the baby when you return home from the hospital.
If you are contemplating the need for pain relief during labor, contact your physician to discuss your concerns and make arrangements well in advance.
SRMC will help you prepare the birth certificate. To do this, Mom and Dad must both bring their Social Security cards. You will be responsible for requesting a legal copy from the State Vital Records Office. A Social Security card is applied for at the same time as the birth certificate.
Our staff includes an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with experience in all aspects of breastfeeding and an obstetrical nursing staff trained to help you with the first nursing right after the birth of your child, as well as during your post-partum stay. We are here to help make each feeding while you are at Sumner Regional Medical Center a positive learning experience. We have Medela and Spectra double electric breast pumps in stock. The pumps are covered by most insurances and available to take home the day that you are discharged. They come with instructions and resources for collecting and storing your milk.
Services provided include free breastfeeding classes prior to childbirth, and outpatient prenatal consultations after you return home for a fee, although most consultations are now covered by insurance. For more information about breastfeeding support, please call (615) 328-4262.