Questions to Consider
It’s really never too early to begin thinking about the birthing process (if those words can even begin to express the life-changing experience you are about to have). Finding the right hospital or birthing space can significantly affect this. You want to be both familiar with it and comfortable with your choice. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of questions you may want to think about while choosing the right place to have your baby.
- Can I tour the space beforehand?
- Will I be able to labor and give birth in the same room?
- What is the recovery room like?
- Is there an on-site birth center besides the traditional labor and delivery rooms?
- What monitoring services are available, such as continuous electronic fetal monitoring and routine intravenous hydration?
- Will there be an anesthesiologist or anesthetist available if I need them?
- How many women in labor does each nurse care for?
- How many people will be allowed with me in the labor and birth room?
- Will my partner be able to stay in the same room with me during recovery?
- Are there any accommodations for partners?
- Is the hospital Baby Friendly?
- Can I get advice about breastfeeding?
- What is the policy regarding visitors after the birth?
Labor & Delivery Virtual Tour
Preparing for your delivery can be stressful for expecting parents. Watch our virtual tour of University of Utah Hospital so you can learn about the services and amenities we offer to make your big day more comfortable.
Resources for Parents-to-Be
YoMingo®: Prenatal Education on the Go
U of U Health offers anytime, anywhere education for expectant mothers through YoMingo®, with all the tools and support you need at every stage of your pregnancy. Find information on prenatal care, labor & birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn care.
Choosing a Hospital or Birthing Space
It's never too early to begin thinking about the birthing process (if those words can even begin to express the life-changing experience you are about to have). Here are some things to consider.
Midwives & Midwifery
Home births and alternative birthing experiences are on the rise, and so are the number of midwives who offer to deliver your baby. Choose one of our certified nurse midwifes to help you through this life-changing experience.
Childbearing is an exciting time of growth, change, and personal choices for you and your family. To help you prepare, we offer perinatal education on a variety of subjects related to your pregnancy.