Preparing for Delivery

As you get ready to have your baby, there's a lot to know and do. The resources below can help you get prepared for delivery day.

First Baby

As a mother-to-be, you probably have a lot of questions. Here's a step-by-step guide for what to expect during childbirth, from early labor through delivery and beyond.

Carrying Your Baby to Full Term

Letting labor begin on its own is the healthiest start for your baby. Learn about the risks and benefits of early delivery, and why it's only recommended when medically necessary.

Childbirth Videos

What's it like to have a baby at Cedars-Sinai? Get a sneak peek of the childbirth experience, and learn about labor pains and delivery choices, in this Labor and Delivery Education video series.

Childbirth & Parenting Classes

Before you become a new mom, you'll want to know as much as you can about delivering and caring for a baby. Find out about the wide range of classes you can take at Cedars-Sinai.

Maternity Tours

When you take a free tour of the Cedars-Sinai maternity unit, you'll get an advance look at the facility and services and meet some of the doctors and nurses who make up the dedicated maternity team.


You can save time on delivery day by filling out forms in advance. Find out how to pre-register for admission to Cedars-Sinai.