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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 1600 babies are born here every year. Why choose us?

  • Private birthing 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 (RCH) offers an up-to-date childbirth education class to guide you through the labor process. Classes are offered in two formats: one three-week, 3-hour evening class or one 8-hour, full-day Saturday class. Topics discussed in the class include:

  • Changes during pregnancy
  • The labor process
  • Labor and birth interventions
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Postpartum and newborn care
  • A tour of the Labor and Delivery, Couplet Care and NICU units

Classes are taught by a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in the labor process. During our childbirth class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain more insight into the labor process. This is with the hope that our families feel more comfortable and confident prior to and during their delivery at RCH.

To register for our Childbirth Preparation class, please call Perinatal Services at 909-793-6330. A fee of $100 will be due at the time of registration. Note that individuals with Medi-Cal/IEHP may qualify for classes at no cost through the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP).

Breastfeeding Education

RCH supports the evidence based goals of the California Breastfeeding Initiative, partnering with our patients to make breastfeeding the community norm for infant feeding for the first six to twelve months of life. Our staff implement evidence-based care, according to the “Providing Breastfeeding Support: Model Hospital Policy Recommendations” to get you and your little one off to a great START!

Redlands Community Hospital offers a three-hour class focused exclusively on breastfeeding your new infant. This class is designed to promote breastfeeding success through increasing your knowledge in a supportive and encouraging environment. Topics discussed in this class include:

  • The anatomy of the breast
  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding techniques
  • Steps to breastfeeding success
  • Common breastfeeding challenge
  • Infant feeding amounts and frequencies

Classes are taught by a Registered Nurse who is board-certified as a Lactation Consultant with experience in teaching lactation classes and providing one-on-one lactation support and education.

To register for our Breastfeeding Basics class, please call Perinatal Services at 909-793-6330. A fee of $25 will be due at the time of registration. Note that individuals with Medi-Cal/IEHP may qualify for classes at no cost through the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP).

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.

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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