Re: 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:
[ ] When we arrive, do we need to check in at the front desk, or can I waddle straight to the maternity ward?
[ ] What are the policies on cameras and video cameras?
[ ] Are cell phones allowed?
[ ] Will baby be able to stay in my room the whole time?
[ ] Can daddy stay the night?
[ ] What are my chances for getting a private room? Will my insurance cover it?
[ ] What sort of breastfeeding support is offered? How does it work?
[ ] Where and when are my other children allowed to be with me?
[ ] Is there any extra paperwork involved to get my partner’s name on the birth certificate? (If you aren't married)
[ ] Can I pre-register a couple of weeks before delivery? (Getting some of the legal hoopla out of the way can be very freeing.)