Why should you do a hospital tour?

  • A hospital tour can help any anxiety you have about delivery.
  • You will learn about when to call your doctor, where to park, where to go when you get to the hospital, and what the hospital’s visiting hours are.
  • You will also learn about what to pack in your hospital bag.
  • You can fill out paperwork that you would otherwise have to do the day of delivery.

Here are some questions you might want to ask:

  • Can my baby stay in the room with me the whole time?
  • Are there breastfeeding resources I can use?
  • Are video cameras and cell phones allowed in the labor and delivery room?
  • How many people can be in the delivery room with me?
  • Can my partner spend the night with me in the hospital?
  • How many visitors can be in the room at once?
  • How are costs like TV and phone handled?
  • Do kids have to be a certain age to visit?