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I need to get on this. I keep telling myself that and keep forgetting or putting it off. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I've never even been to this particular hospital before so I think it would make me feel more comfortable to tour it, know where to go when I go in whilst in labor, etc.<br><br>
Just one of the many things it seems that need to be done before he comes, but that I can't seem to remember to do! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I never toured with the others, but the first three were born in the same hospital (and I'd been there the month before #1 was born b/c my nephews were born there) and then with the last one, I did a sorta kinda tour when I want in for my 41 wk NST.<br><br>
They do have a virtual tour which is pretty neat, but I still think I need to actually go in and do it.
 

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With DS I went on a tour at 36 weeks when I did my pre-admission paperwork, do they do something like that with you as well?
 

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I just made my appointment this morning for March 31...lol I was told by my OB office to schedule it for the beginning of February..oopsie..lol
 

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I just made mine today, too! March 11th. She had to make room for me, the group was all full. I wanted my doula to come too, but I think we may be able to call for a 'private' tour, too.
 

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We have to decide between 2 hospitals. I scheduled our first one for this Saturday and the 2nd one for the following.<br><br>
Since I'm a scheduled c/s, one of my biggest questions is how likely the baby is to stay in the OR with us vs. being whisked off to the nursery (assuming all is well with baby)?<br><br>
I also want to see what kind of response I get to declining the HepB vaccine that's routinely given to newborns.
 

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I don't know if our hospital does tours or not, but I know I AM supposed to go and pre-register and my midwives started asking me to do that.... about 14 weeks ago... and I haven't done it yet!
 

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I gave birth to my first DS there so I'm very familiar with it but I'll get another tour at the end of March when I do my pre-admission paperwork
 

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No, we fill that out at our first visit with the midwife and they submit it for us.<br><br>
If it's a real tour and I have to go in a group of people, I probably won't do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Our hospital only does it twice a month, tours that is. So, we're going this coming Thursday. The main reason for me going is to find out what I want to bring to make it MY birthing room versus A birthing room. I already know that even though we're using a midwife, we'll be up against the prejudice of our local hospital with regards to what we bring in. They are really ridiculous about trying to outlaw certain things in the birthing room, but they haven't met this stubborn bird yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm scheduled to do it at the end of March, at 35 weeks. I guess that's rather late but honestly, I was afraid I'd forget everything if we did it sooner!
 

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I need to do this too! Since we just moved, I finally straightened everything out with insurance and now just have to tour a few places that accept my insurance and figure out where to go. I feel like I have a big test coming up and I haven't studied at all, despite knowing that it's been coming for months!
 

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Had a planned hospital birth with DD.<br>
Did not tour the hospital, and I don’t think it would have changed anything to my comfort level or the way I birthed...<br>
I think getting feedback about other people who birthed there is more important. And just the luck of the draw about which nurse is there for your labor...<br>
I am planning a homebirth this time. If I transfer, it would be a different hospital, but I still won’t bother touring it.
 

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There isn't a set tour for my hospital, I can just call and go if they are slow or empty (small hospital). I have no energy or desire to go though right now, I'll think about it later in the month.
 

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I haven't yet. I think you're supposed to tour it during the childbirth classes and I hope we do. My midwife hasn't brought it up at all and I don't really know how it works at a military hospital.
 

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It might be nice to see what kind of amenities await you at the hospital..how big is the bathtub, do they have balls, where is the snack room, where can extra family and friends hang out. Sometimes taking the tour reminds you of questions for your midwife that you'd never know to ask (What happens if my membranes break before labor starts? When do you want me to call? How long should I remain at home, etc...)<br><br>
Also, find out what door to use if you're arriving after business hours and know exactly where to park!
 

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About all I know about my hospital is I get my own nice big bed. (If I remember correctly, it's queen size..I could be wrong though.) And I get my OWN flatscreen TV and bedside computer. And there is a separate area with a pullout bed for Sweetie, and he gets his own SMALLER tv and wireless internet access...lol<br><br>
You stay in the same room for delivery and recovery, so that's nice too. Other than that, I don't know. I'll find out soon enough.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">About all I know about my hospital is I get my own nice big bed. (If I remember correctly, it's queen size..I could be wrong though.) And I get my OWN flatscreen TV and bedside computer. And there is a separate area with a pullout bed for Sweetie, and he gets his own SMALLER tv and wireless internet access...lol<br><br>
You stay in the same room for delivery and recovery, so that's nice too. Other than that, I don't know. I'll find out soon enough.</div>
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THATS NICE! way to go for your hospital stepping it up!
 

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We still need to tour the hospital, though our first plan is the birth center. I need to set that up.
 

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I have not toured yet. I am due June 13th. So far I have not gotten the nursery started even! Just this weekend, I decided what crib I wanted to order!
 
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