Of the joys and challenges you face in life, none is more extraordinary than having your first baby. From the moment you find out that you are pregnant to the day you give birth, you will experience many changes and learn new ways to take care of yourself and your growing baby.
Mother and baby experts from our hospitals and physician groups in our network have shared their knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best possible care. Working together, we established care recommendations based on the experiences of more than 152,000 first-time mothers across our network. This scientific evidence identified best practices for promoting a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. As a part of this effort, we have compiled the following information about childbirth and created these Special Delivery Considerations for First-Time Mothers to recognize and support this magnificent time in your life.