Childbirth

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What to Know if You’re Delivering at SMH

Finding out you’re pregnant can be exciting and overwhelming. To make your labor and delivery go as smoothly as possible, complete the preadmission process, schedule a tour of our Slidell Memorial Hospital Birthing Center and register for a prenatal class.

Complete the Preadmission Process

Filling out the necessary paperwork beforehand will ensure we have your medical information on file should complications arise.

There are several ways you can complete the preadmission process:

  1. Print and complete the online preadmission registration form and bring it to your scheduled SMH Birthing Center tour.
  2. Bring the form to SMH Admitting, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Mail the form to:
    Slidell Memorial Hospital
    1001 Gause Blvd., Box #18
    Slidell, LA 70458
  4. Call (985) 280-2657 to register by phone, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During the preadmission process, you can choose how you want to pay for your delivery. If you have insurance, bring all information to your preadmission appointment. Slidell Memorial will file your insurance claims and collect your co-insurance. If you don’t have insurance, our financial counselor can help arrange an affordable financial plan. Call (985) 280-8558 for more information.

Take a tour

Come see all of the amenities the SMH Birthing Center has to offer, including private labor and delivery suites and a 24/7 nursery. Tours include labor and delivery, nursery and postpartum rooms. Registration is required. To schedule a tour, call (985) 280-2657.

Sign up for Prenatal Classes

We offer a variety of childbirth education and prenatal classes to help you prepare for labor, delivery and beyond. Our classes are taught by nurses and lactation consultants and include:

To view a complete list of childbirth education and prenatal classes, visit our calendar of events. To register for a class, call (985) 280-2657. Please be sure to specify the time and date of the program you'd like to attend.

Fill Out the Birth Certificate

We recommend filling out your baby's birth certificate forms prior to delivery. Birth certificate packets are available when you preregister for delivery. Approximately three to six months after delivery, you’ll receive the birth certificate from the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. Learn more.

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