Q&A: Maternity Ward Tour Questions?

I'm touring the maternity ward soon. What questions should I ask?
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Updated March 1, 2018
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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?

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Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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