Before Birth


 If you plan to deliver your baby at Cabell Huntington Hospital, please pre-register at least six weeks before your due date. If your doctor's office does not provide you with a pre-registration packet, please stop by the Registration Desk in the hospital lobby to get one. You can complete the packet in the lobby and submit it, along with a picture ID and your insurance information. The ID and insurance information will be copied and returned to you before you leave.

Free & Reduced-Fee Classes

Long before the baby's due date, you are invited to sign up for classes to prepare for the arrival of your little one. "Preparation for Childbirth" is a class that helps parents prepare for the birth process and the arrival of their child. For your convenience, it is offered as one all-day Saturday class or a series of evening classes. "Mommy, Daddy, Baby and Me" helps children understand the addition of a new baby to the family. Classes on baby care, breastfeeding, grandparenting and infant CPR are also available. To find out more about classes, check the Calendar of Events or call 304-526-BABY.

Feeling Strange?  Is It Labor?

 Obstetrical Triage serves as an emergency department for pregnant women that are experiencing problems related to diabetes, high blood pressure, a medical emergency or a change in condition, such as water breaking, premature labor pains, vaginal bleeding, concerns about the baby's or the mother's condition or regular contractions. The unit is staffed twenty-four hours a day, and in conjunction with physician specialists, the Obstetrical Triage staff assesses the patient to determine whether she is medically stable or if she needs to be admitted.

Learn More about Conception and Pregnancy

There's a lot you can do both before and during pregnancy to help you have a healthy baby. Developed by March of Dimes experts, this mini-site gives you the information you need when you need it.

Healthy Baby Guide: My Nine Months

  • Last updated: 06/26/2013
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