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Why should I tour a hospital a few weeks before I give birth?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Ask the hospital for a tour of the facilities a few weeks beforehand. This will give you the opportunity to check everything out, ask questions, and inquire about the availability of birthing balls or tubs. Plus, just seeing the place where you'll deliver will help ease your mind - after all, part of the fear of the process is the fear of the unknown.
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