Visiting the hospital or birthing centre

During your pregnancy you can find out about the different options available for giving birth (hospital, birthing centre), their services and their specific features (routine, rules, length of stay, and types of interventions).

Some hospitals and birthing centres allow you to visit their birthing rooms. But more and more of them offer virtual tours online. These video tours provide a detailed overview of what will happen during your stay and allow you to familiarize yourself with the surroundings. They also provide information on the type of equipment available during the birth (e.g., bathtub, shower, physio balls, birthing bar, cushions, benches).

Ask your health professional or prenatal class instructor about visiting opportunities.