When choosing a place for your baby to be born, what questions were important to you? Did you want to know about visitor policies and the waiting room? Perhaps if they had a birth ball or water birth area? Did you ask for a tour of labor and delivery? Did you find out about rooming in and siblings? Everyone is looking for something different.
Baby Friendly Questions
- Even though there are no Baby Friendly certified hospitals in our area, I want a hospital that follows the ideals of Baby Friendly. I'll ask "Are newborn procedures done on Mom's chest?" "Do you have a nursery or do all babies room-in 24/7?" I'll also ask questions about labor policies like "Do you have a squat bar?" "How many VBACS do you do a month?" "Can women labor in the tub?" I want options in my hospital and evidence-based research to guide hospital policies.
- I wanted to know wha their policy was for taking the baby away and keeping the baby after birth. I didn't want to go through labor or a cesarean and have the kid stay in the nursery for a few days. I wanted my baby with me!