Important: Visitor policy may vary between hospitals. If you have further questions, please contact the hospital you are scheduled to deliver at for further assistance.
Visitors will follow our screening protocols, including receiving a temperature check and completing a symptom questionnaire upon entering the hospital. Learn more about our Safe Care screening protocols.
Labor & Delivery/postpartum
In most cases, one visitor over the age of 16 is allowed. Must be the same visitor wearing the infant security band for the entire stay.
Parents with multiples/postpartum
Only the mother and father or partner can provide care.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
If the newborn is in the NICU, mother and father or partner are allowed. If the mother has multiples, only mother and father or partner can provide care and parents are able to leave and return to the hospital. Depending on the hospital’s guidelines, some parents may be allowed a support person(s) to help care for newborns in the NICU – must be the same visitor(s) wearing the infant security band for the entire stay.
Postpartum mother discharged, but newborn is not
The newborn remains in the postpartum department or NICU (depending on the newborn’s condition). Parents are able to leave and return to the hospital.
One visitor per day (different visitor can come on different days) is allowed.
Home births/postpartum readmits
For mothers who deliver at home but need to be admitted to the hospital for further care, the newborn can remain with the mother, as long as a support person is present to be responsible for the newborn.
Depending on the delivery and hospital’s guidelines, the parents intending to raise the child can be present during the delivery, however, they cannot be present during a cesarean birth. Both parents may stay in the postpartum room as long as they do not leave the hospital. A support person will be allowed to remain with the surrogate mother throughout her stay.
If the patient allows an infant security band to be provided for one of the adoptive parents and the newborn is intended to room with the adoptive parent(s), then the adoptive parent(s) will be allowed to care for the newborn but should not leave the hospital. The birth mother is allowed a support person during her stay. If the patient does not allow an infant security band to be provided to anyone and the baby is staying in the birth mother’s room, then the adoptive parents cannot come in as approved visitors.
After delivery, a second support person may visit the baby and stay for a short period of time.