Preparing for Your Delivery at MarinHealth Medical Center

Creating a Birth Preferences Plan

We encourage you to fill out the MarinHealth Birth Preferences Plan so we can best provide an environment that will make you most comfortable, physically and emotionally. Fill out the Birth Preferences Plan online or download and print out the form. This plan is not a contract and can be modified at any time. Every birth is different. It’s not possible to predict the course of your labor, so it’s important to understand that it may become medically necessary to adjust your birth preferences. For example, MarinHealth has excellent rates of successful vaginal births after a cesarean (VBAC) but your labor may end up proceeding in such a way that another cesarean becomes necessary.

Pre-Registration for Expectant Mothers

We strongly encourage all mothers expecting to deliver at MarinHealth Medical Center to preregister during your second trimester. This will speed up the admission process when you are in labor. Also, many insurance companies require precertification for hospital admission and reduce your benefit pay if you haven’t obtained precertification. Make sure you check with your insurance carrier for more information. Click here to preregister.

Take a Virtual Tour of MarinHealth Maternity Care (Spanish subtitles available). Taking an In-Person Tour is an easy way to familiarize yourself and your spouse or partner with our facilities and our process.