Maternity Registration (OB Express)

Step 1: Pre-registration

Complete the pre-registration form online once you know you are pregnant, in your first trimester. We encourage all maternity patients to pre-register online or by completing the pink form in the OB packet in your doctor's office.

Step 2: Pre-admission (OB Express)

Registering before your hospital stay will speed up your admission when you are in labor. We call this part of our process OB Express. When you are 45 days before your due date, we request you visit the hospital to complete your OB Express registration and sign consent forms. You can do this in one of two locations:

  1. Outpatient Lab: Physician Office Building, 1st floor. Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-6:00 PM or Saturday, 7:00 AM-1:00 PM.
  2. Admitting: Hospital, 1st floor, 24 hours. 

Bring your current insurance or medical card, driver's license or another form of picture identification and any Advanced Directives. You will be given written instructions for when you are in labor.

Payment

During your OB Express visit, you will be asked to pay any co-payment or deductible required by your insurance carrier prior to admission. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.

If you are unable to pay this portion at the time of service, you will need to contact our financial counselor at 225-924-8354.

Incomplete OB Express

If you do not complete your OB Express registration before your labor starts, you will need to sign admission forms when you arrive at the hospital. Please contact our patient access coordinator Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM at 225-924-8752.

If you choose to pre-register by phone, you will need to sign admission forms and pay any co-pay or deductible that is due when you arrive at the hospital in labor.

You’re in Labor

  1. Before you leave home, call your doctor and then Woman’s Admitting at 225-924-8117. Let them know if you have registered for OB EXPRESS.
  2. First go to Woman’s Assessment Center, where staff will determine if you are to be admitted into the hospital.
If you have not completed your paperwork, you will need to sign forms and pay any co-pay or deductible that is due when you arrive at the hospital in labor.

Scheduled Procedures

Scheduled induction and scheduled c-section patients may report to Admitting through the main Hospital entrance, with nearby parking in lots B and C. You will then be admitted to Labor and Delivery.

If you are scheduled to be induced, please call Labor and Delivery at 225-924-8176 before leaving home.