Becoming acclimated with our hospitals and the birthing process is important to help delivery go as smoothly as possible. We offer free maternity orientation and tours on weekday evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays.
During these group sessions, you will be introduced to the maternity services available at Good Samaritan Hospital or Bethesda North Hospital and discuss what to expect during your stay. The tour includes the areas of Labor and Delivery and Postpartum of each hospital. It does not include a visit to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan or the Harold and Margaret Thomas Special Care Nursery at Bethesda North. This tour is appropriate for adults only, NO CHILDREN will be permitted in these tours.
Private tours are available for parents with special needs. For example, if you have a need for an interpreter or have difficulty with English; are expecting a baby with health issues; or are using a surrogate mother, planning an adoption, or having a teen pregnancy. If you schedule an individual session with a nurse care coordinator, a tour can be provided as part of this session.
For all orientation sessions, please complete and bring the hospital information received in the packet from your doctor/midwife’s office, or you may mail it in to us. If you have not received a packet, please ask your doctor/midwife for one at your next appointment.
Click below for a virtual tour of our maternity hospitals at Bethesda North and Good Samaritan. A virtual tour is also being developed for McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital so check back soon.