Visitors during Labor, Delivery & Recovery
The Birthplace at JFK Medical Center strives to provide a safe, nurturing environment for the laboring woman, promote a family-centered birth experience and provide for the safety and security of the delivered newborn. With this in mind, we ask that you respect the following guidelines:
Labor & Delivery
- Laboring patients may designate three (3) support people to help during their birthing experience. This number includes the Father of the baby or Significant other.
- The designated visitors are identified by a member of the nursing staff. Once the patient is transferred to the post-partum unit, all visitors will follow the post-partum visiting policy.
- Support people may not switch out with other visitors.
- Children, including siblings, are not permitted in the labor rooms.
- Support persons may be asked to leave during procedures or exams.
- The hospital reserves the right to request any visitor to leave the hospital premises.
- No videotaping, audio recording or photography is allowed in the labor room during the delivery.
Visiting hours are from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
- Siblings of the infant are permitted to visit after the delivery. We request that the family ensure the children are healthy and do not have any signs of fever or symptoms of acute illness. This is to help maintain the health of all the newborns on the unit.
- Siblings under the age of 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (other than the patient) at all times.
- No children are permitted to sleep at the hospital overnight.
- No other children under the age of 12 are permitted to visit the department.
- Only one overnight guest per room. We welcome one guest to stay with you overnight and enjoy your new addition.