Whether you’re having your first child or your third, it’s definitely helpful to know what to expect along the way. At Main Line Health, we’re committed to making your pregnancy and delivery the most positive experience possible. That’s why we’ve created this guide full of information to help you prepare.

From childbirth classes and hospital information, to helpful tips, wellness resources and more—it’s all here and easily accessible on our website. So enjoy this exciting time. We’re looking forward to being part of this wonderful new beginning for your family.

Download our guide to delivery at Main Line Health (PDF)

Now that you’re pregnant

We’re here to lighten your load a bit and guide you through every stage of pregnancy, starting with your first appointment with your obstetrician (OB) or obstetrical care provider, who will be overseeing your care throughout your pregnancy.

A tour of the maternity unit is included in the one-day and three-week series prepared childbirth classes. If you are not taking a prepared childbirth class with us and wish to attend a childbirth tour, please schedule your tour around your 28th week.

Learn more about the first steps you should take

Preparing for delivery

In the months before delivery you’re sure to be feeling an amazing combination of excitement and anticipation. We expect you have a ton of questions and we’re here to help best prepare you for the big day. Learning about the hospital, taking classes and making choices about your family’s care are all important aspects of getting ready and staying healthy right now.

View common questions as you prepare for delivery

Financial considerations

It’s important to find out as much as you can about your health insurance coverage for pregnancy care and delivery. Getting these facts in advance will help ease your mind during pregnancy and help you better prepare for payments you may need to make after you’ve come home from the hospital.

Frequently asked questions about insurance and more

Your hospital stay

At Main Line Health, we’ve designed our state-of-the-art maternity units to be the next best thing to home for you and your family. From attractive rooms to personalized care from our highly attentive maternity staff, our focus is on making your stay as comfortable as possible.

Learn more about your time at our hospitals

Bringing baby home

It’s time to head back home with a whole new life to celebrate, love and enjoy! We’re here to help you have a successful transition, ensuring a smooth checkout and providing the resources to support healthy parenting and continued well-being for you and your newborn.

Tips to get ready for the big day


Here are a few checklists to help you prepare for delivery at Main Line Health.

View and download checklists for expectant parents