Most hospitals will be more than happy to give you a tour of their Maternity Floor and show off their latest offerings and developments. The tour also allows you to learn more about your hospital’s procedures and rules and get a picture of how your birthing and recovery room will look. And it’s the perfect opportunity to ask tons of questions. You may want to make sure these questions are somewhere on your list.
How to Set Up a Hospital Tour:
A good time to tour the hospital is between week 30 and week 34 of pregnancy — but if you’re considering several options it’s best to schedule your first tour a few weeks earlier. Hospital tours are free, and setting one up is easy: Call the hospital or birthing center (or check its website to find the dates and times of upcoming tours) and reserve your spot. Some places even offer virtual tours on its website — but it’s best to opt for an in-person visit if you can swing it.