family birthing center

What to Know Before You Arrive


If you are planning your delivery at the Family Birthing Center at Adventist Health and Rideout, you can complete your hospital registration well in advance of your due date.

Please bring your identification and your insurance card when you pre-register.

If there are questions concerning the admitting process to the Family Birthing Center at Adventist Health and Rideout, call (530) 749-4300.


When you arrive in labor, please go directly to the Family Birthing Center at Adventist Health and Rideout.

If you are scheduled for a cesarean delivery, check in at the admitting office first and then proceed to Labor and Delivery.

Parking When in Labor or for Scheduled Cesarean Section

When you are in labor, please have your driver park in the parking spots in front of the Adventist Health and Rideout Regional Medical Center in Marysville.

What You Should Bring

You will need some personal items during your hospital stay.

For your comfort you may want to pack

  • Robe and slippers
  • toothbrush and cosmetics; shampoo and hairdryer
  • supportive nursing bras
  • writing and reading material
  • camera (still cameras can be used in the Delivery Suite)
  • video camera is allowed (no tripods) and prior approval must be obtained

The clothes you wore to the hospital may not be the ones you would choose to wear home. Before discharge, make sure you have a clean change of clothes for your departure. Ask your family to bring you any items you might need, such as undergarments, proper foot covering, and a jacket or sweater if necessary. Please do not bring valuables, medications, or tampons or pads.

The choice of your baby’s “going home” outfit is an important one. Keep in mind the weather conditions on the day of discharge. If you need a sweater or jacket, your baby will, too. Bring along a heavyweight blanket for extra warmth. Remember, your baby’s outfit should accommodate the seatbelt strap that fastens snugly between the legs.

Visiting Hours

Hospital visiting hours are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fathers or partners are welcome to visit any time. Please remember that quiet time is very important. Please limit visitors so the patient can rest appropriately.