If you’re a Huntsville area mom-to-be you’re likely doing your research about everything leading up to your labor and delivery experience. There are so many questions – where to park, how to check in, who’s allowed with you – it gets overwhelming fast! For expectant moms scheduled to deliver during a pandemic those questions quickly multiply. We’re here, along with our friends at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children, to help answer them.
To protect patients, staff and our community, in-person tours at HH W&C have temporarily been suspended. However, they have created an online virtual tour for expectant mothers and their families. Be sure to read through this Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children’s Virtual Mother-Baby Tour presentation thoroughly. We’ve also answered questions specific to having a baby during the pandemic and post-pandemic below.
Having a Baby at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children During a Pandemic
Who can be with me during my birth at Huntsville Hospital?
You may have one support person accompany you. This person will have their temperature checked and must have a photo ID upon entering. You may not change support persons during your stay.
Can my birth support person stay with me overnight in the hospital?
The postpartum rooms have a couch that makes into a bed. Your designated support person may spend the night.
What precautions is Huntsville Hospital taking for maternity patients during the Covid-19 pandemic?
The hospital is limiting people coming into the building – no visitors are allowed during the pandemic outside of your selected support person. They strongly encourage you both arrive to the hospital wearing a mask. All patients and their support person will be asked to sanitize their hands upon check-in.
Can my younger children visit me in the hospital after I have my baby?
Unfortunately at this time children under 16 are not allowed inside the hospital to visit.
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