Preparing for Your Delivery

Maternity Tours

You are invited to take a free tour of Cedars-Sinai's maternity unit. The tour offers you an opportunity to become acquainted with our space, services and staff. You will be provided with information on where to go when you're ready to give birth as well as what you can typically expect when arriving at the hospital, during your delivery and after returning home.

Advance registration is required. To register, please visit the Maternity Tours page.


If you are planning your delivery at Cedars-Sinai, you can complete your hospital registration well in advance of your due date. In so doing, you will need only your insurance card and any necessary insurance forms when you arrive. Pre-admission forms are available online, from your doctor or the Cedars-Sinai admitting office.

Please click here to access the OB Pre-Admission Form (PDF) and complete in full. 

You may mail the form to:
Cedars-Sinai L&D Admissions Office
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Or you may fax it to 310-423-0104.

If there are questions concerning the admitting process to Labor & Delivery at Cedars-Sinai, please call at 310-423-3381.


When you arrive in labor, please check in at the Emergency Room nursing station. We will take you to the Labor and Delivery Unit.

If you are scheduled for a cesarean delivery, go directly to the Labor and Delivery Unit on the third floor of the North Tower building.

Parking Instructions

The map of Cedars-Sinai parking locations (PDF) includes all the designated parking areas and structures.  

Parking is also available at the Beverly Center, just east of the medical center.

Parking When in Labor

When you are in labor, please have your driver park in the Emergency Department parking lot.

Parking for Scheduled Cesarean Section

Please have your driver park in the Emergency Department parking lot.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available in the Lot 3 (South Tower) parking lot.

Lot 3 (South Tower)
Entrance on Gracie Allen Drive
Valet hours:
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

There is a $5 surcharge in addition to the regularly posted parking or validation rate. Gratuities are not accepted.

Parking Passes

Parking passes are sold only at the Cedars-Sinai Parking Office in Parking Lot P8, Room 100, off of George Burns Road. The parking office is open Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. If you are unable to pick up a pass during office hours, call 310-423-5535 and a staff member will arrange a drop-off for you. The parking office accepts cash, personal checks, and credit and debit cards.

Parking Validation

Validated parking rate is $5 for all or part day in self-parking lots. Validations are available for outpatient visits only and first and last day of admissions.

Your Labor and Delivery Plan

We encourage you to talk to your physician about the kind of labor and delivery you want. You may want to discuss your medication and anesthesia options, Lamaze or Bradley methods of childbirth, fetal monitoring during labor and positions for delivery. This is a time to decide if you want family or friends with you during the labor and delivery. You can also decide who will cut the umbilical cord — you, the father, the coach or the doctor.

Detailed planning helps the doctor and reduces your anxiety about the birth of your child, even though unexpected situations may change your plans. Be sure to share your plan with the nurse during the early part of labor so she can establish the best possible environment for you and those who will attend the birth.

At Cedars-Sinai, you will be given the most advanced care available in maternity services. Most deliveries are without complications, but in the rare situation in which a problem occurs, enhanced care is available.