Many hospitals offer pre-registration for labor and birth. It usually involves a basic form that asks about your name, insurance info and a bit of information about your pregnancy like your due date, midwife or doctor's name. But many people diligently turn in these forms every year only to have experiences like Mig. Mig says,
"I pre-registered at the hospital, brought a copy of the pre-registration, my husband was standing there with our insurance cards and all that crap, and the admittance nurse STILL wouldn't admit us until I, personally, in the throes of labor, gave her my name, address, and insurance information about a million times while she typed away with two fingers on what a swear must have been one of the original IBM desktops. She kept pointing at some poor woman moaning behind a curtain, saying, 'She's been here 3 hours already. You have time to fill out this paperwork.' It was absolute justice when my water broke all over the reception furniture and her shoes. My son was in my arms less than 2 hours later."
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