Obstetrics

ObstetricsThe Baby Connection at Corona Regional Medical Center

Although the nurses and affiliated doctors at Corona Regional Medical Center have helped deliver thousands of babies, we know that your baby is a unique and special creation, and that the birth of your baby is an extraordinary event. Corona Regional would like to thank you for allowing the hospital to participate in this memorable experience, and would like to assure you that you are being cared for by an expert obstetric team.

Like most expectant moms, you probably have many questions about the hospital and the childbirth process. The hospital hopes this site will answer most of your questions about your admission and hospital stay. Again, thank you for choosing Corona Regional Medical Center at this special time!

Comfort and Safety

The labor, delivery, recovery (LDR) suites provide a comfortable, homelike setting with the latest medical technology. It is a warm, private place in which to share this intimate experience with family and friends. The Labor and Delivery nurses are specialists in childbirth, and provide you with competent, compassionate care that will make the birth of your child a positive experience.

Be sure to discuss pain management options with your physician before your baby's delivery, so you are prepared to make an informed decision. Many alternatives are available, and your doctor is the most knowledgeable person to provide advice on what is best for you and your baby. Your childbirth experience will be much more positive and less stressful if you are prepared and know what to expect.

If you are planning a Cesarean birth, or if one should become necessary, the hospital has specially equipped operating rooms located both on the Labor and Delivery unit and in the Surgical Department. In either location, your support person and labor and delivery nurses will be with you.

Family and Friends

Our staff understands your desire to share this special experience with your family. The family-centered maternity service encourages their support. If you desire, two support persons and your coach may be present to assist you during the birth of your baby. And if the new arrival has brothers or sisters, they are welcome to visit after delivery.

The hospital has created an environment on this special unit that enables you and your partner to spend as much time as you want with your baby before you leave the hospital. If this is your first baby, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn about newborn care and practice your new skills under the guidance of the experienced nursing staff. The nurses help ensure that you get the right combination of rest, family bonding and visits with friends while you are at the hospital.

Baby's Special Care

You can be assured that a trained professional is caring for your baby during those times when baby is not with you. The newborn nursery is staffed and equipped to provide the important care your baby needs.

Prior to your delivery, you should arrange for a pediatrician who is enrolled in your health plan and is on staff at Corona Regional Medical Center to visit your baby. If you do not choose a pediatrician, the hospital will arrange to have your baby visited by one of the qualified physicians.

CRMC is dedicated to improving infant health, family bonding and quality of life for all children by helping mothers and their babies experience S.O.F.T.:

  • S Skin to skin
  • O Open eye to eye
  • F Fingertip touching
  • T Time together Childbirth Education

For information on childbirth education courses, support groups and baby care classes, visit our Parenting and Childbirth Classes page.

Pre-Admission Guide

Before Your Admission
To expedite your admission at delivery time, please preregister during your seventh month of pregnancy by filling out the enclosed form and bring or fax it to the Patient Registration Department. Registration is open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and is located on the lower level near the main lobby elevators. You may register by calling 951-736-6270, but your signature will be required to complete the registration process.

What To Bring
Please bring a minimum of personal belongings with you (and don't forget to pack for baby). Please remember to leave all valuables at home (the hospital is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property). Be sure to bring your insurance card/authorization forms.

  • Pack for labor: Toothbrush, toothpaste, hair clips, lip balm, pillow (colored case) and goodies for dad.
  • Pack for after delivery: Shampoo, hair clips, cosmetics, pen, deodorant, slippers, hairbrush, pillow (colored case), robe (not white) and a comfortable going-home outfit.
  • Pack for baby: New outfit to wear home (T-shirt, hat, blanket). Be sure you have an approved infant car seat for baby's delivery.

Financial Arrangements
Please check with your insurance carrier to determine if pre-admission authorization is needed. Unless you have verification of insurance coverage, you will be required to submit a deposit either before or at the time of admission. Patients without insurance coverage may contact the Financial Counselors (951-736-6287). Corona Regional Medical Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card and ATM cards.

Infant Security
Your baby's safety while you are both in the hospital is one of Corona Regional Medical Center's primary goals. To help ensure the safety of you and your baby, Corona Regional Medical Center has developed strict safety measures designed to deny access to unauthorized persons.

  • Immediately after birth, you, your baby and your support person will receive matching identification bracelets. Please verify that the names are correctly spelled and that the numbers match.
  • Whenever your baby is given to you or your support person, the bracelet number will be verified.
  • Your baby must always be transported in a crib. No one should ever carry your baby in his/her arms in the hallway.
  • Never leave your baby alone in your room. If you want to take a shower or an undisturbed nap, you can take your baby to the nursery or ask a nurse to transport him/her for you. Call extension 6292 or put on your call light.
  • Do not give your baby to anyone without proper identification. The nursing staff in the Maternal Child Health area has a unique identification badge. Your nurse will point this out to you.
  • Question any person inquiring about your infant. Alert the nurses immediately if you have questions or feel uncomfortable with anyone in your room.
  • Your baby will wear a special transponder as part of the electronic security system. The staff will identify this for you.
  • Corona Regional Medical Center does not condone any telephone solicitation. Do not give information over the phone to anyone you do not know. Try to obtain their name and phone number and alert the nursing staff immediately.
  • In an effort to protect your privacy, the nursing staff will not discuss personal information with anyone who calls. While this may be frustrating to your family and friends, they must only hear information from you or your support person.
  • Corona Regional Medical Center does not release any information to newspapers. Please consider the risk you may be taking if you permit a birth announcement to be published.
  • Find out from your nurse and doctor if there are to be any follow-up home visits. Use caution if anyone appears at your home that you were not made aware of.
Corona Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive classes for families expecting a new addition.
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The goal of the entire staff at Corona Regional Medical Center is to make the delivery of your baby a special and unforgettable experience. If you have additional questions, or would like to learn more about maternity services, call 951-736-6387.

If you are looking for a doctor to deliver your baby or a pediatrician to care for your newborn, call the physician referral service at 800-882-4362.

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Excellence in
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Maternity Care

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades™ Maternity Care Excellence Award three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked in the top 5 percent nationally for maternity care three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Five-star recipient for Maternity Care five years in a row (2009-2013)

GYN Surgery

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades™ Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked among the top 10 percent nationally for gynecologic surgery three years in a row (2011-2013)
  • Five-star recipient for Gynecologic Surgery three years in a row (2011-2013)

Corona Regional Medical Center is one of only 37 hospitals in the nation, one of nine hospitals in California, and the only hospital in the Riverside-Corona area to receive both awards.

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Corona Regional Medical Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.   

Corona Regional Medical Center
800 S. Main Street
Corona, CA 92882
951-737-4343

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