Where Will You Have Your
Baby? Compiled by Kate Wallace
Your baby is on the way! Time to shake, rattle and roll. It seems there are a million little things to do before the baby comes. One of your first decisions as parents is where to deliver your new bundle of joy. ✿ It’s important to consider which hospital would best suit your personal needs. Expectant parents should make a list of questions to ask the staff to get a better sense of what each facility has to offer. To help you get started, we put together a list of 18 metro-area hospitals with information including birthing rooms and birth rates. Hospital services sure have changed over the years – when we first published this chart, some hospitals would not allow midwives and now they all do. ✿ We urge you to take advantage of hospital tours to determine which facility best suits your needs and whether you feel the staff is experienced and knowledgeable. Be sure to figure out your insurance details beforehand, learn the policies for visitation and guests in the delivery room and find out which hospitals are convenient to your home. ✿ Being prepared and having answers to these questions will lead to a better experience for you and your baby.
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