What does a hospital tour show you?
The hospital tour is a great time to get to know the staff at the hospital and the layout of the labor and delivery room. Women generally schedule the tour sometime between weeks 20 and 35 of pregnancy, though some women wait until the 36th or 37th week. There is no set schedule for the tour and not all women feel the need to take a tour at all. Women having scheduled C-sections, for instance, will not be in the labor and delivery room, but they are still able to tour the obstetrics floor and nursery.
How to schedule a hospital tour
To schedule a tour talk, with your doctor or midwife about your desire to walk through the hospital before the big day. Your doctor will then either book the tour or tell you who to contact to set a date and time for a tour. Some hospitals offer weekly tours at set times to best serve upcoming patients without putting stress on the hospital staff.