Q&A: Maternity Ward Tour Questions?
I'm touring the maternity ward soon. What questions should I ask?
Since getting your questions answered is the whole point of taking a maternity ward tour, planning them out beforehand is definitely a good idea. Here are a few to get you started:
[ ] Can I preregister a couple of weeks before delivery? Can I do it online? (Getting the paperwork out of the way gives you one less thing to worry about.)
[ ] When we arrive, do we need to check in at the front desk, or can we go straight to the maternity ward?
[ ] Are cell phones allowed?
[ ] What are the delivery room policies on photography and videography?
[ ] How many people are allowed to be in the delivery room with us?
[ ] Is my partner permitted to stay the night?
[ ] How soon after giving birth can I try to breastfeed?
[ ] What are my chances for getting a private room? Will my insurance cover it?
[ ] Will baby be able to stay in my room the whole time?
[ ] Can the nursery staff look after baby if I need a break? How does that process work?
[ ] What sort of breastfeeding support is offered? How does it work?
[ ] Where and when are my other children allowed to be with me? Are there specific visiting hours?