I'm having my first baby in June and the MA board is a total ghost town so I hope it's ok that I posted here. I'm switching OB's and trying to find a hospital I feel good about first. I went on a couple hospital tours with hubby (Brigham & Women's and Winchester Hospital) and OMG the rooms are so small and dismal. Literally the size of a shoebox. Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating but seriously, there was a bed and not room for much else in the space. I expected to like Brigham much more because of the glowing reviews, but I can't say I did. I got sick on the tour because there were so many people crushed into the room that I felt claustrophobic. The rooms were so hot too. I can't imagine laboring and spending my first days as a mom in such an uncomfortable and cramped environment. I know that it's not a hotel and you shouldn't base a choice like this off of trivial things....but I honestly can't imagine spending two days there and not getting majorly depressed. At least I thought they would be a tad bit larger. I don't even know how we would have visitors. My thought was that bigger hospitals would include more space/comfort/better environment but I didn't find that. I wanted to tour Mass General but you can't tour there unless you are already a patient and over 30 weeks.
So my question is for MA moms, where did you deliver and what was the space/experience like? Are there better options? I just want to find a comfortable place to have my baby. I live on the North Shore but have family all over so I'm willing to consider any hospital in MA at this point. Thanks for any help!