OBGYN, Pregnancy and Childbirth Care
Preparing for Your Hospital Visit
Getting ready to give birth.
What you need to bring.
Your hospital admission form
Before your delivery date arrives, please take the time to fill out the maternity admission form and mail it in with a copy of your insurance card, or bring it to the labor and delivery admitting desk at the hospital. If you are not able to fill out the form before your day of delivery, please go to the admission desk right away upon your arrival.
Your birth plan
Prepare for your delivery, your way. Fill out our birth plan worksheet with your labor and delivery wishes and bring it with you to the hospital.
Your overnight bag
Have your bags packed in advance. It's best to have a smaller bag with items you'll want during labor and a larger bag or suitcase with postpartum items. And make sure you charge your cameras and have plenty of memory and new batteries. View our list of packing suggestions.
A safely installed car seat
Have a car seat properly installed in your car to be ready for baby. According to safety experts, 96 percent of all car seats in San Diego County are improperly installed. Learn more about car seat safety.
What you need to know.
Your hospital stay
Learn who can stay overnight with you and some of the features available to hospital guests as you prepare for your overnight stay at one of our hospitals: Sharp Chula Vista, Sharp Grossmont or Sharp Mary Birch.
Where to park
Make sure you know where to park when you go into labor. Please do not park in handicapped or ambulance parking areas. Wheelchairs are available at all hospitals. Find the map, directions and parking information for the Sharp hospital where you will be delivering: Sharp Chula Vista, Sharp Grossmont or Sharp Mary Birch.
Arriving at night
Check your hospital's protocol for evening arrivals to ensure you know where to park, which entrance to use and where to locate the admitting staff for a nighttime arrival.
Wireless Internet access
For your convenience, free wireless Internet access is available at all Sharp hospitals.
Come tour our childbirth hospitals.
Choose the best doctor in San Diego for you.
View doctors specializing in obstetrics/gynecology in San Diego.
"The Sharp Experience means providing the highest quality of women's health care possible."
"Nothing compares with the joy of assisting during the birth of a child. It's an honor to share such an important part of a patient's life."
"The Sharp Experience means receiving the best possible care in the best environment possible."
"The Sharp Experience means utilizing the doctor-patient relationship to motivate healthy lifestyle decisions — improving quality of life, health and longevity."
"It's highly gratifying to be able to dedicate 100 percent of my time to patient care."
"I enjoy the continuity of care with women from adolescence to menopause and beyond."