Tour All Your Birth Options
Whether you're considering hospitals, birth centers, or even your home, spend time touring each to determine where you'll feel the most comfortable. If features like water birth are important to you, tour facilities where this is an option.

Remember, even the most supportive environment will not serve you if you don't feel safe. Some women feel safest in a hospital, some at home, others somewhere in between, like a birth center. Trust your instincts and ask questions.