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Pregnancy & Birth Care

We are pleased you’re considering Redlands Community Hospital for your upcoming birth. We have been serving families in the Inland Empire for generations; today, more than 2,500 babies are born here every year. Why choose us?

RCH has earned the Baby-Friendly hospital designation, meaning we follow the best in evidence-based care to get you and your little one off to a great START!

  • Private suites for labor, delivery and recovery
  • Private couplet care rooms for mom, baby and family members
  • Neonatal intensive care unit with skilled and caring nurses, clinical nurse specialists, therapists and neonatologists

Admission to the Hospital

Expectant mothers should pre-register by completing all necessary forms and financial arrangements several months before their due dates.

Payment Options

  • INSURANCE: For information on which insurance plans we accept, see our insurance information located in our Patients and Visitors section.
  • OB COST-SAVER PLAN: This plan is a good alternative if you are uninsured, ineligible for Medi-Cal or don’t have maternity care in your coverage. It does not include physician fees. Call our Admitting Department for details and current rates at 909.335.5521.

Childbirth Education

Redlands Community Hospital offers an up-to-date childbirth education class to walk you through the labor process. Classes are offered in two formats: one two-week class or one full Saturday class. They include:

  • The labor process
  • Postpartum care
  • Breathing and relaxation exercises
  • A tour of Labor and Delivery, Couplet Care and the NICU

Classes are taught by a nurse and childbirth educator with extensive experience in the labor process. You will be able to ask questions and feel more comfortable about your delivery at RCH.

Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section Delivery:

Who is a TOLAC or VBAC Candidate?

Many think that once a woman experiences a cesarean birth, all subsequent deliveries will need to be a cesarean section as well. Here, at Redlands Community Hospital (RCH), Doctors and the labor and delivery care team commit to assist women who have had previous cesarean births to determine what options they would like to include in their delivery plan.

Women have many reasons for seeking a non-cesarean birth. Recovery is quicker, there’s less chance of infection and some who’ve experienced a difficult previous recovery may want to avoid another cesarean section. Women wanting to have a larger family may feel multiple cesarean sections are not their best health choice.

RCH’s labor and delivery department is able to accommodate women who have previously delivered a child through a cesarean birth with the option of proceeding with a Trial of Labor After Cesarean (TOLAC), with the goal of the labor resulting in a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).

At RCH, doctors discuss risk factors and the patients last birthing experience to plan a personalized labor, delivery and recovery process. RCH’s labor and delivery department support each patient as she and her doctor assess the risks and benefits of a TOLAC or VBAC plan.

The expertise of our labor and delivery team has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, which named RCH among the best hospitals in the U.S. for maternity care. Our teams have also been recognized by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) Quality and Engagement Award for its low volume of cesarean births for low-risk first-time mothers(2023).

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