Preparing for Delivery

What to pack

Use the following checklist so you will be prepared when the big day arrives. A month before your due date is a good time to assemble the items on this list. Download a copy of Ridgeview's checklist below:

Preparing for Delivery: What to pack [PDF]

Planning for a scheduled cesarean birth

If you are planning a scheduled cesarean birth, the following guide provides important information about how to prepare and what to expect before, during and after. Being well prepared will provide a smoother experience and help aid in your recovery process.

Preparing for Delivery: Scheduled cesarean birth [PDF]

When you’re in labor

Call 952-777-4646 to speak to a nurse at Ridgeview’s Birthing Center to let us know that you’re on your way. Please enter the hospital from the front entrance between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. If you’re arriving between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., we ask that you park in the Emergency Department (ED) parking lot and enter through the ED entrance.

Ridgeview’s Birthing Center is located on the 3rd Floor of the hospital on the Waconia campus. 

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