Pre-Registration Planning for Your Baby's Birth There's a lot to consider as you prepare for your baby's birth. Your physician, midwife or nurse practitioner can help you make the decisions that are best for you and your baby, including: What you can expect during all phases of pregnancy What is best for you and your baby in terms of nutrition and exercise How to pre-register for your hospital stay Preparing for breastfeeding Selecting a pediatrician Choosing and registering for the childbirth preparation classes that are right for you Having a baby is a very personal event, and each pregnancy and birth is different. We, at Strong, in partnership with your health care provider, will support you every step of the way. Hospital Pre-Registration It's a good idea to register for your hospital stay soon after you learn that you are having a baby. That way, you don't need to worry about the details and paperwork when your labor begins. As soon as your doctor or midwife tells us you'll be having a baby at Strong, we will send you a registration form to fill out and return to our Patient Access Center. This is also a good time to plan for the financial aspects of your baby's birth. Since every medical insurance plan is different, please check with your insurance carrier for specific details of your maternity coverage. If you do not have medical insurance, or have questions about finances, just call our maternity representatives at 275-3400. They will be glad to help you make sure things are in order for your birth. TV and Phone Service TV and phone service are available in each patient room. Please ask a staff member how to activate service.