(Closed) When to tour the hospital?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m due June 18, and my hosptial tour is May 22. They told me to do it about a month before hand. That way it’s all fresh in your mind 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m due in July and I’m thinking of doing it in June.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think most people do the tour in their last trimester, but I toured in my second. I was too excited to see the hospital to wait. They didn’t seem to think it was odd that I did my tour early, so other people must do the same thing. They showed us around the maternity ward and answered questions about the delivery process. It lasted maybe 45 minutes. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am 26 weeks and toured the hospital two weeks ago

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m due May 12 and toured our hospital back in early January, but that probably isn’t the norm. I didn’t pick the day, it just got scheduled as part of our birthing class package. If you have a choice, I’d say do it 2 – 3 months out from your due date.

For our tour, they showed us what one of the L&D rooms looks like, what a postpartum room looks like and they showed us the nursery (which was empty because they encourage rooming in). They also explained some of the procedures and policies regarding guests, food (cafeteria hours, etc.), what to do when you arrive at the hospital, things like that and we were given an opportunity to ask questions.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t think it really matters as long as you do the tour.  Honestly, I never did and it turned out to be sort of a nightmare when we were rushing in there and going in circles trying to find where we needed to go.

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