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Pregnancy & Childbirth Resources

Whether you’re thinking about getting pregnant or are already expecting, Adventist HealthCare offers pregnancy and childbirth resources to help answer your questions and give you information about what to expect.

Maternity Classes, Events and Support Groups

Find helpful advice and support about pregnancy, labor and parenting through Adventist HealthCare’s classes, events and support groups.

Connect with other expectant mothers in our private Facebook group Discovering Motherhood. There, you’ll enjoy a supportive, safe and friendly environment where you can get advice, share tips and stay informed about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting topics.

Pregnancy & Childbirth Health Library

Use our online health library to find valuable information about pregnancy, labor and delivery and the postpartum period, including a due date calculator, tips to manage morning sickness and more.

Pregnancy & Childbirth Books

Our maternity staff recommends useful pregnancy and childbirth books—appropriate for the whole family—to help you prepare for your new baby.

Pregnancy & Parenting Books for Moms

Pregnancy & Parenting Books for Dads

Pregnancy Books for Siblings

Guidebooks for Grandparents

Free Birth Consultations

Discuss your birth plan, upcoming delivery and hospital stay one-on-one with a compassionate Shady Grove Medical Center birth advisor.

Maternity Pre-Registration

Avoid extra paperwork when you arrive at your Adventist HealthCare birth center. Pre-register for your hospital stay.

Select Birth Center & Pre-register

Convenient Service Location(s)

View Your Baby Photos

Shady Grove Medical Center: 1) Visit the Bella Baby website. 2) Enter your access code in the "View Your Photos" box in the upper right corner of the site.