Resources for Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Journey

At University Hospitals, we care for you and your baby throughout your entire pregnancy and childbirth journey. We are here for you every step of the way and will provide the resources you need to help educate, assist and address your concerns.

With several locations throughout the region, our expert care and state-of-the-art facilities are close by - making care more convenient for you.

Preparing for Baby

UH offers childbirth and newborn classes not only to help guide you through childbirth but to help you navigate life as a new parent. Or, if you’re not sure you’re ready to have a baby, you can take our quiz to help you make this important life decision.

Articles that may be of interest to you are available online in our Pregnancy & Childbirth library and our High Risk Pregnancy Library.

We also have the most established CenteringPregnancy® program in the region, which is a group forum where midwives provide additional pregnancy and childbirth information to expectant mothers.

If you’d like to see our state-of-the-art facilities, we offer tours to expectant families so you know what to expect during and following delivery.

Weekly Emails and Newsletter for Expectant and New Parents

Our team offers a free weekly newsletter to expectant and new parents. In it, you’ll find news, resources and announcements from UH’s board-certified obstetricians and parent education staff to help you along your journey.

Download the Healthy Pregnancy Handbook

Our handbook has helpful information on what to expect during pregnancy and how to keep you and your baby healthy. You also will find links to access online resources.

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Preparing for Birth Day

Getting ready for the actual birth day can be rather overwhelming, especially if you’re a new parent, so we provide a list of recommended items to pack and bring with you to the hospital.

If you haven’t chosen a birth plan yet, review UH’s birthing options and pain management strategies to help make your final decision. Whichever path you choose, you’ll be in expert hands with our Labor & Delivery support team.

Giving Birth at UH Cleveland Medical Center?

For you convenience, you can pre-register for your childbirth online.

Pre-Register Online Today

Going Home

Going home can be a very exciting and somewhat intimidating time. Mom and baby will need special attention to help ensure they remain healthy and continue to recover following delivery. If you haven’t already, you should choose a pediatrician so your baby’s development can be carefully monitored as he or she grows.

If you’re thinking about breastfeeding, especially for the first time, you will likely have questions or concerns. UH has many resources, including a Breastfeeding Guide and lactation consultants who, that can help you along the way.

Before you and your baby are discharged, your care team will provide you with the forms required to obtain your baby’s birth certificate and social security number.

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