What to Bring
We suggest packing two smaller bags; one for use during labor, and one for after your baby arrives. We suggest:
- Items for your personal comfort and use (e.g. chapstick, brush, camera, focal point, toothbrush, cell phone etc.)
- Toiletries and clothes to wear home.
- Clothes for your baby to wear home, a blanket and a car seat.
- Please leave your valuables at home.
Choose a Doctor for Your Baby
Before you go to the hospital, be sure to select a pediatrician or family practice doctor for your new baby. To find a pediatric or family practice physician, please click here.
How to Get to the Hospital and Where to Park
As you make your way to the hospital, please have a safe trip and be sure to wear you seatbelt (even during labor).
Upon arrival at Overlake, park in the West Garage (below the Childbirth Center). Enter the elevator and proceed to the 6th floor. If you feel birth is imminent, park in the “OB Parking” spaces on the 4th floor of the garage near the elevators.
Each family is given one parking pass, which allows for five days of free parking for one car.
During labor and birth you will stay in one of our private Labor-Delivery-Recovery rooms. All rooms are equipped with a Jacuzzi tub, birth ball and recliner to help promote comfort and progress during labor. Each room has a TV/VCR/DVD, private phone line (local calls or calling card only), wireless Internet access and a chair/bed for your support person.
After birth, you and your family will enter our Mother Baby Unit where we will care for you until your discharge.
If You’re Admitted for a Planned Cesarean Birth
You will be admitted to one of our private rooms then moved to a cesarean birth rooms for the delivery. After the birth, you will return to your private room with your baby.
Donating Cord Blood
Please contact the Puget Sound Blood Center during pregnancy for cord blood donation details. Call 206-292-1896 or visit www.psbc.org/cordblood/.