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When should I schedule my hospital tour?
“We typically suggest at least one to two months in advance, when the expectant couple is about 32 to 36 weeks along,” says Susan Goldman, R.N., and Clinical Nurse Specialist for Maternal-Child Care at North Shore Long Island Jewish Huntington Hospital, Huntington, NY. “However, if the expectant mom is an out-of-towner or hasn’t decided where she would like to give birth yet, we tell her to come in earlier to help her make her decision.” Ask ahead of time how long your tour will be; most take at least 30 minutes, but some can take up to an hour or so.
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