Having a baby is a wonderful time in your life. There a large number of things you will need to get done therefore it may be difficult to remember each of the details. One of the more important things you must do is pick the best hospital. So begin by asking your physician where he has privileges. Even if he has privileges at a number of hospitals’ he might give preference to or to deliver at one hospital. If there is the luxury of deciding on a hospital here are a few points to consider.
Your choice of hospital might be decided on the simplicity of getting there. If you live in the city or a rural setting you should think about how you will get to the hospital. How far away the hospital is, do you have quick access to get to that facility? These are things to consider combined with the standing of the hospital.
You'll be delivering a baby and even though it is truly a miraculous thing, they don’t refer to it as labor for nothing. So take the time before the baby is born to get to know the facility where you will be having the baby. Most hospitals give tours, so get in touch with yours and arrange a meeting to tour the facility. Make a note of all the questions you might have and make sure you take it to the tour. And more importantly be sure to ask and get answers to all your questions if you are there. No question is unreasonable, so feel free to ask about personnel, safety and the rooms you will be using during your stay.
Most hospitals require that you preregister one month before baby is due. This is an excellent time to finalize details. Take a look at the car parking and inquire if there is validation for visitors.
The more preparing you do now, the less stress you will have when you go into labor. So a few last minute questions might be if the main doors are locked at a certain time and if so where do you need to go. You may also want to find out if you need to register or can you go straight to the maternity floor. And do not forget to inquire about if you can make use of cell phone in the hospital to let everyone know the new bundle of joy has arrived.