Obstetrics

The Birthing Unit

So, you’re having a baby! Maybe you’re excited and confident about the coming birth . . . or maybe you’re uncertain and just a little nervous. Whatever your feelings are, the staff at Newport Hospital is here for you with personalized attention and a wide range of options. We want you to be comfortable and well-informed.

Preparing for your Labor and Delivery

Childbirth Classes In preparation for your new arrival, Newport Hospital and Health Services Birthing Unit encourages expecting parents to attend free Childbirth Classes and Birthing Unit tour prior to your due date. You will rest easy knowing that your care will be left to expert staff that will surround you with all of the personalized care and attention you require during your child’s birth.

Insurance As a courtesy, Newport Hospital will bill your insurance company on your behalf. Therefore, it is very important that you call your insurance company, inform them that you are pregnant and verify your maternity and well-baby benefits. If you have any questions regarding insurance, our healthcare insurance representatives will be happy to help you. Please call (509) 447-2447.

What to Bring from Home We provide personal items such as shampoo, lotion, etc. If you prefer you own brand, please bring them with you. You will need a baby blanket, receiving blanket and weather appropriate baby clothing. You will also need to bring a rear-facing infant car seat for baby’s first ride home. If you desire music or other forms of labor support, we encourage you to bring these items in. Pack your bag near your “due date”.