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Admitting Information

Before you have that first labor pain, you need to know where to go and what to do when you get here. All mothers who are in labor should come to AnMed Health Women's and Children's Hospital on the North Campus. The hospital's main entrance to the hospital is on East Reed Road, across from the Anderson Area YMCA. Parking is available just outside the main entrance. There are designated spaces for expectant parents and ample handicapped parking.

When you enter the hospital, turn left at the front desk and take the elevators to the second floor. On the second floor, you’ll see the admitting desk to the right next to the Labor and Delivery waiting room. If it's after hours, go straight to the Labor and Delivery nurses' station and a staff member will notify the nurse that you are here for admission. 

What to Bring When You’re Having a Baby

Pack light? Bring your own blankets? What about diapers? So many questions when it comes to preparing for your hospital stay. Use this checklist to make sure you are prepared:

For the mother:

  • Two nightgowns
  • Two bras
  • Bathrobe, slippers
  • Loose fitting outfit to wear home
  • Cosmetics, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, soap, etc.
  • Outfit for baby to wear home
  • Baby Blanket
  • Infant car seat
  • Your photo id
  • Your insurance card
  • An extra pillow from home for comfort

For the support person:

  • A camera with back-up batteries and memory cards
  • Toiletries
  • Change of clothes
  • Reading material
  • Change for the vending machines

For the baby:

  • An installed car seat (If you need instructions on proper installation, make an appointment for a car seat inspection with Safe Kids Anderson County before your baby's arrival. You can also call (864) 512-5437)
  • A comfortable, seasonally appropriate outfit to wear home
  • Receiving blanket for the ride home