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Checklist: Hospital Hospitality

Does your hospital have it all? When you take your maternity ward tour, ask if these services are available. (And if they’re not, consider hiring some outside help.)

Photo: Courtesy of St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, CA

Prenatal Classes

[ ] Childbirth education

[ ] C-section education

[ ] Infant CPR

[ ] Breastfeeding prep

[ ] Newborn baby care

[ ] Dad prep

[ ] Sibling prep

[ ] Other

Labor Facilities and Assistance

[ ] Birthing suites

[ ] Jacuzzi tubs

[ ] High-risk pregnancy specialists

[ ] Allows a midwife

[ ] Allows a doula

[ ] Other

Postnatal Services

[ ] Private rooms

[ ] Neonatal unit

[ ] Allows dad to stay the night

[ ] Allows baby to stay in mom’s room

[ ] Lactation consultants

[ ] Breast-pump rental

[ ] New-mom support group

[ ] Other

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Best Things Moms Brought to The Hospital

-- The Bump Editors

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