Welcome to our Online Baby Center!
We've developed these pages to help prepare expectant parents for
their birthing experience at Sturgis Hospital. Below you will find
a list of suggested things to do before the birth of your baby, as
well as Internet links and frequently asked questions about having
your baby at the Hospital.
Also, be sure to check out our new OB/Birthing
Center for information on our great new facility!
PLEASE NOTE: This information is meant
as a guideline and should not be substituted for medical attention.
THINGS TO DO:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- Can I video tape my baby's birth? Yes. Sturgis Hospital will allow you to video tape any natural birth in our birthing rooms. However, video taping is not allowed during caesarian deliveries.
- When will our baby boy be circumcised? Circumcisions are performed at the Sturgis Hospital within 24
hours of a baby's delivery, before they are released.
- When should we go to the hospital? ALWAYS
discuss this with your OB doctor. You and/or your baby may need
to be monitored as soon as contractions start or as soon as
your water breaks if you have certain risk factors. Your doctor
will instruct you as to when he/she feels you should go to the
- Can we pre-register at the Hospital? You
will still need to check in when you reach the Hospital for
delivery, but you can make the process more efficient by providing
your personal and insurance information ahead of time.
At Sturgis Hospital, you will find qualified, caring health professionals. From the moment you enter, throughout your stay, and upon your discharge, you will be treated as our guest. As part of our Mission to provide "ever-improving quality health care" we believe in the philosophy of continuous quality improvement.