If you’re gearing up for the birth of your child, you’re probably feeling mixed emotions of excitement, nervousness, and maybe even anxiety. Your mind is likely full of questions. Wyoming Medical Center is dedicated to making this experience easier by providing you with any information you might need before the birth.
Before the birth
Our trained nurses and staff lead several classes to answer questions and get your ready for the big day. To register for any of the classes below contact Women’s Services at (307) 577-2378.
- Preparing for Childbirth Classes are designed to help you feel positive and well-informed about this special time in your life. Topics include the physical aspects of labor, birthing process techniques and pain control options. Plan to begin this class 6 to 8 weeks before your due date. Class sizes are limited, and registration before your sixth month is encouraged.
- Infant Care Classes are available for both first-time mothers or expectant mothers who need a refresher. This once-monthly class provides information basic infant care.
- Breast Feeding Classes are held once a month and are for any expectant mother.
Labor & Delivery Pre-Hospitalization is a free service to make your admission easy and convenient. You will complete your admission paperwork and learn what to do when labor begins. Ideally, we would like to see you in your 34th week of pregnancy.
Think about how you would like your ideal delivery to go and fill out the Birth Plan Template (PDF) and share it with your partner, physician and nurses. Remember, labor and delivery can be unpredictable, so remain flexible and enjoy your birth experience.
What to bring to the hospital
Wyoming Medical Center recommends new mothers and fathers bring the following items:
- Insurance information
- Snacks for labor
- Toiletries and cosmetics
- Phone numbers of friends/relatives
- Two bed pillows with favorite cases
- Warm socks
- Lotion/oil for massages
- Back massager
- Nursing bras/nursing pads, lanolin if nursing
- Comfortable panties, pads or Depends
- Comfortable, loose-fitting clothes to wear home
- Camera and video camera (plus extra batteries or chargers)
- Phone charger
- Books, magazines
- Flip flops for shower
- Extra bag to carry gifts home
- Infant car seat, installed correctly
- Sweater/cap/blankets for baby in case of cold weather at discharge
- Outfit for baby to go home in