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ParentingU is a podcast where we sit down with doctors and experts to talk about important topics that all parents face. We're here to help you navigate this amazing journey we call parenting.

Oct 10, 2022

It could be happening any day now: the arrival of your baby! So much excitement and anticipation… but also some anxiety and lots of questions. How can expectant moms get ready for the arrival of their baby? On this episode of ParentingU, host Stephanie is joined by Evie Robison, RN, a Pregnancy Navigator with Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital, to explain all the details of giving birth, including what to pack for your hospital stay; what a birthing plan is (and what happens if the plan doesn’t work for the actual birth); when to get a car seat; what support partners can do to help during the birth; and more!

Throughout this episode you’ll learn how Pregnancy Navigators help families know what to expect during birth and help moms make decisions beforehand, so your baby’s birthday can be a positive and joyful experience.

Questions Answered on the Show

  • What is a Pregnancy Navigator and what do they do?
  • What is a birthing plan? Do birthing plans always get followed perfectly?
  • What do I pack for my hospital stay?
  • When should I get the car seat for my baby?
  • How can dads/support people make the birthing process easier for mom?
  • What happens if I must deliver via C-Section?
  • What is the 5-1-1 rule?
  • If my water breaks, what should I pay attention to and tell my doctor?
  • What decisions should I make before my baby is born?
  • How do I get an appointment with a Pregnancy Navigator?

Mentioned on the Show

We hope you enjoy the new season of ParentingU! You can hear all episodes of ParentingU on our website or on your favorite podcast app including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts. New! Watch videos of our podcast on YouTube: ParentingU playlist.

Learn more about Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health at our website: Find Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health on Facebook and Instagram.