Choosing a Hospital
Most women don’t think much about where they will deliver their baby until late in their pregnancy, but you may want to consider where you will deliver your baby earlier and be sure to find an obstetrician or prenatal provider that delivers at your preferred hospital.
When considering a hospital, it’s a good idea to take a tour. You’ll want to look for a warm and clean environment, birthing suites where you can labor and deliver and overall aesthetics. But be sure to go deeper than that. Look for:
- Staff: Did you get to meet some of the nurses in the unit? Were they warm, professional, experienced?
- Expertise: Even if your pregnancy is normal, you’ll want to be sure the hospital can handle any emergency. Does the hospital have around-the-clock perinatal and neonatal specialists? What level is the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit?
- Anesthesia: If you are choosing to use anesthesia, does the hospital provide specialized maternity anesthesiologists? Are they available 24/7?
- Natural Childbirth: Does the hospital offer natural options, such as hyrdrotherapy, birthing balls, aromatherapy, and doula support.
- Rooming In or Out: Do you have the option of keeping your baby with you or perhaps sending your baby to a nursery when you need some rest? Can your support person stay in your room?
- Breastfeeding: Does the hospital provide lactation specialists?
Take a Tour
We invite you to come see firsthand what makes The BirthPlace so special.
See our virtual tour.
To schedule an in-person tour, please call 303-777-6877.