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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Childbirth Visiting Information

The visiting guideline listed are to help new moms get the care and rest they need, while giving their family and friends some special time to visit.

We welcome all visitors.
We invite all loved ones to visit newborns in this exciting time for families. We expect our visitors to respect the privacy of others, stay quiet, remain in the room they are visiting or in the waiting room and not smoke in the hospital. This gives new mothers the best support during their entire stay. It also helps ensure that all who come to the hospital stay safe. If a patient's medical condition or care requires limitations, the nursing and medical staff will determine the number of visitors allowed.

General visiting hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
The new mother’s significant other can visit at any time, and stay overnight. Children of the new mom are welcome to visit. We ask that children under 14 be supervised at all times by a responsible adult who is not the new mom.

General Information

  • Staff members are happy to support the time you and your visitors have together. At times during your stay they may ask visitors to step out of the room during some medical procedures.
  • Visitors who stay after 9 p.m. need to wear a visitor sticker. The nurse will give these after-hours stickers during the evening.
  • If visitors arrive after 9 p.m., they will need to stop in security on the street level of West Pavilion (the main hospital entrance) to get approval to visit and get an overnight sticker.

Visiting Labor and Delivery (5400)
When a woman comes to the hospital in labor, she should go to the 5th floor Pregnancy Assessment Center. A partner or one visitor will be able to stay with the woman in the Pregnancy Assessment Center . All other visitors should wait in the waiting room.

Once she is admitted to the hospital, visitors may join her in her room on the Labor and Delivery Unit (also on the 5th floor). While in labor, visitors may stay around the clock. Visitors should stay in her room or the waiting room near the aquarium. Based on the woman's condition or behavior of visitors, there may be times when the total number of people in the room may need to be restricted.

Those visiting patients who are not in labor, but are on the Labor and Delivery Unit will be asked to follow the general visiting hours of 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Women & Infants Mother and Baby

After Birth: Visit the Mother-Baby Unit (9400)
After a woman gives birth, she and her baby will move from Labor and Delivery to the Mother-Baby Unit on the 9th floor (1 to 2 hours after delivery). If a woman gives birth after general visiting hours are over, her visitors may stay with her and the baby for a reasonable period of time.

A woman's significant other may visit at any time. On the Mother-Baby Unit, new moms may choose one overnight visitor to stay in her room.

Well-Baby Nursery (9400)
Mom, dad and grandparents may visit in the nursery. Two persons may visit at one time. After-hours visiting by grandparents is limited to the first few hours after birth. For the health of the babies, no children may visit the nursery.

The Antepartum Unit (5300)
Antepartum means prior to labor. Visitors are welcome during general visiting hours. Children of the patient may visit. Children must always be accompanied by a responsible adult.

If visitors are asked to step out of the room for medical procedures, a comfortable waiting area is located in the central area of the 5th floor.

One overnight visitor is allowed in private rooms.

Special Care Nursery (5th Floor)
Mom and dad may visit 24 hours a day. They should keep their armbands on so that they can be used for identification. Sisters and brothers of the baby may come during general visiting hours. When they arrive, visiting children might be checked for any sign of illness and exposure to infectious diseases. These sibling visits are usually limited to 15 minutes. Only two persons may be at the baby's bedside at one time (except during sibling visits).

Mom may give names of up to four additional people to visit the baby. The secretary will keep a record of the first and last names of these people who may check in and visit during general hours. Other visitors may come and see the baby along with mom or dad.

Women & Infants Mother and Baby

To respect the privacy of baby information, no visitors are allowed in the nursery during staff report, which is 7-7:30 a.m. and 7-7:30 p.m.

To protect the health of the babies, any visitor who has not had chickenpox and who has been around someone with chickenpox within the last 3 weeks is not allowed to visit.

Parking
Parking is available every day in the underground garage connected to the hospital via the overhead walkway. Discounted parking passes are available to families. Parking passes may be purchased from the Parking Garage office, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Passes allow you to enter and exit the garage anytime during the day at no added cost.

Cafeteria
Many kinds of food and drink are available throughout most of the day and night in the cafeteria. The cafeteria is located on the main floor, just north of the lobby fountain. The cafeteria is closed: 3-5:45 a.m., 10-10:30 a.m., 4-4:45 p.m., and 7:30-8:45 p.m. A vending area across from the cafeteria is always open.

Smoking Area
No smoking is allowed in the hospital, or on hospital grounds. This includes the parking garages.

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