Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:06 pm
You don't have to pre-register, but it does make the whole process a LOT easier...and quicker...on D-day. I pre-registered for my first and we didn't have any paperwork to fill out when we got there. They just took us to observation, we waited around, signed a couple admittance forms saying they'd be keeping me, and then it was game on!
**If you don't pre-register you have to register before you can even go on to observation. (Unless you're OBVIOUSLY in advanced stages of labor; in that case your husband will fill out paperwork while they take you to labor and delivery. I wouldn't recommend this route. Some women have babies without their husbands because they're filling out paperwork.)
Good luck to all!!