What to Expect When You Go Into Labor

Find out about the typical process you will go through from arrival at the hospital to delivery as well as recommendations on what to bring.


Labor and Delivery

What can moms expect during their stay at Memorial?

Chris Janson, charge nurse, explains that at Memorial Hospital Belleville, typically a patient comes into labor and delivery and remains there during their entire delivery. Then, the mother and baby are taken to the mother and baby unit where the baby remains with the mother during the entire stay.

Dr. Sekou Kelsey describes the model of care that is available at Memorial Hospital East. He said with the LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum) model patients can get admitted, labor, deliver, and have the rest of their stay all in one room without getting shuffled around.

Talk about your labor experience.

Jill Baudendistel, a patient at Memorial, talks about her lengthy first labor, which ended in a C-section. She explains that through the entire process, everyone at Memorial made her as comfortable as she could be. With her second labor, her daughter was a scheduled C-section. With this birth, she was made comfortable, and staff answered any questions that she had. Both experiences, although different, were very positive.

Another patient, Ashley Gutridge, says she was more difficult to deal with in her first labor because it was so intense, but the nurses were very patient with her. She said both of her births were completely different, and yet the care was amazing.