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Are you getting ready for your baby's big debut? There are lots of things to remember, but iVillage Expecting Club members have made it easier by sharing the questions they asked on their hospital tours. Print the list and take it with you on your visit!
Preparing for Labor
-- What is the hospital's address? Where is the front entrance? Where do we park on delivery day?
-- Do we check into the ER or go straight to Labor and Delivery after hours?
-- What is the procedure for checking in?
-- Can we preregister?
-- How many people are allowed into the labor and delivery room?
-- Where is the nursery?
-- What security measures are in place for the maternity ward?
-- Are there security armbands?
-- How do you identify the people who are allowed to take the baby?
-- What are the hospital's policies on pacifiers, formula and sugar water?
-- What are the visiting hours?
-- Where is the cafeteria?
-- What is the process for ordering food?
-- Where is the snack machine?
-- (Take note of the temperature.) Will I need to pack layers?