UK Birthing Center: Visitor guidelines
Normal visiting hours are 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. to help ensure new mothers and infants have enough quiet time to rest and heal.
Family members can play a crucial role in the healing process of our patients. To keep our patients healthy, we have certain visiting restrictions:
- Family members and guests who have a fever, diarrhea or respiratory infections may not visit.
- Any child who has received a chicken pox vaccine within the past month cannot visit.
- Unless they are siblings of the new baby, children must be at least 14 years old to visit.
- All children, including siblings, must be accompanied by an adult who can supervise and leave with the child if necessary.
- In the triage area, one support person may accompany the mother-to-be
- If the mother-to-be wishes to have visitors during labor and delivery, up to four individuals may be present to provide support.
- If a mother-to-be has been admitted to the Birthing Center but is not in labor, visitors are asked to observe normal visiting hours.
- When a mother-to-be is not laboring or is delivered one support person may stay the night in a sleep chair that is provided in each labor and delivery room and Mother-Baby Room.
- When a procedure is being conducted one support person may remain with the mother-to-be. All other visitors will be asked to go to the waiting room until the procedure is completed.
- The Birthing Center offers newborn and family photos from our Web Nursery at Our 365. These photos can be ordered and viewed by family members online or can be purchased by parents at the hospital. View new babies