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Compassionate Maternity Care

Having a Baby at Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center

Having a baby is a unique and special time in a woman's life, and at Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center, we do everything possible to make that experience safe, comfortable and happy.



Preparing for Baby

  • Pre-registration (with this form) is encouraged to save you precious time at check-in when you are in labor. Upon arrival at the hospital, patients must register to check that all personal and medical information is correct.

    Please return the completed form and a copy of your insurance card to:

    Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center
    Admitting / Registration
    5755 Cedar Lane
    Columbia, MD 21044

  • In order to make your stay here more comfortable when coming to deliver your baby, please bring the following items with you:

    • Toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant, comb, brush
    • Robe
    • Breastfeeding bra (if desired)
    • If breastfeeding: Lanolin nipple cream
    • Underwear (we also have disposable mesh panties, if needed)
    • Baby clothing including undershirt, hat, blanket (weather appropriate; for taking pictures or when leaving for home)
    • INFANT, not toddler, approved car seat installed in car
  • View a campus map highlighting pregnancy-related services including contact numbers.

  • Requests for still photography should be made with your physician  or nurse midwife in advance of your delivery. Still photography is allowed, as directed by your physician or nurse midwife, in the following locations: labor room, birthing/delivery room and operating room.

    Still photography is at the discretion of your physician or nurse midwife. You and your family must comply if they request discontinuing the use of photography devices. Video recording is NOT permitted in the labor, birthing/delivery and operating rooms until you have received approval by our delivery staff AND are in the postpartum phase. Photos and videos may be taken in the privacy of your postpartum room. Visitors must have consent from the newborn’s parents or guardians for newborn or bereavement photography.

  • Find answers to all of your questions on our Mothers and Babies FAQ page.


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