(Closed) hospital/maternity ward tour tonight

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I actually didnt get to go on my tour. So I was quite clueless when I went into labour and went to the hospital. But everyone was really helpful and answered all my questions and helped ease my anxiety. I found labour and delivery very easy..because things progressed sort of step by step and the nurses explained what was happening.

Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think some of the procedural type questions are best answered by your midwife, since she’ll be able to “bend the rules” to your preferences if need be.  The types of questions we asked during our hospital tour were mostly about facilities and post-partum/baby care.  Here’s the list of questions we came prepared with (others came up during the tour, but I didn’t write them down so I don’t remember them):

What is available for my use during labor/birth (e.g. birthing balls, rocking chairs, showers, tubs, squatting bar/stool, etc…)?  Are these things available on first come, first served basis, or do I need to tell you in advance what I want to use?

Is my husband allowed to stay overnight?  Where will he sleep?

What are the visiting hours/limitations?  How many people can be in my room at a time?  What are the limitations during labor and birth?

What food is provided?  Will my husband be provided with meals?  When is the cafeteria and coffe stand open?  Will I be provided with food during labor?  Will I be given a meal soon after birth? 

What kind of procedures/check-ups need to be performed before we can leave the hospital?  When is the soonest we can check-out?  How long can we stay, if we decide to stay more than one night?

Post # 6
2820 posts
Sugar bee

How did your tour end up going?

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