Family Birthing | Cesarean Visitors

An important time to limit visitors is when you are initially recovering from a Cesarean Section. During the first hour, your nurse will be assessing you frequently and you will need that initial recovery time.

Your spouse or birthing partner may stay with you, but other visitors must wait in the Galleria or may view the baby through the nursery windows. After this initial period, friends and family may visit, but may be limited based on how you are feeling, your requests, and your nurse’s assessment of your condition.

For infection control and security reasons, we must limit visitors inside the nursery. Only you
or the baby’s father may visit the baby in the nursery. You will be asked to show your infant
security wristband. You may have others visit with you and your baby in your room. They may also view the baby through the nursery window if the baby is not with you at the time of the visit. We recommend that all visitors be infection free (colds, cough, runny nose, fever, rash etc.) and always wash their hands thoroughly before holding your new baby.

Occasionally, a baby will need to stay in the hospital a little longer after Mom’s discharge.
The baby will receive care in our nursery and you are welcome to spend the night if you
would like. Your nurse will provide you with more information as needed.

Visitors are welcome at MidState Medical Center!

Visiting HoursStaff will work with you to ensure visits don’t interfere with the care of your loved one or roommate if there is one.

General Visiting Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily.

The following restrictions will be followed by area:

  • ED: 24/7
  • ICU: Two visitors during visiting hours
  • Ambulatory/Outpatient: Escorts allowed
  • Labor & Delivery: Mother can communicate wishes to her care team in terms of escort/visitors. See more information about Labor & Delivery/Maternity.  Visiting hours are 24 hours a day for up to 2 people to provide physical and emotional support. Operating rooms are restricted to 1 support person. The 2 support visitors that the patient decides on admission will be the only two allowed for their labor and delivery stay. 
  • Family Birthplace: Visiting hours are between 10am-8pm and allow for up to 3 visitors at a time. The banded support person may visit anytime 24/7. Siblings of the baby can visit with adult supervision during normal visiting hours.
  • NICU: 2 Banded support people may visit 24/7. NICU visitation is limited to 2 visitors per baby (one designated caregiver with a hospital ID bracelet accompanied by 1 pre-identified additional visitor).
  • CMO/End of life: Exceptions may be made for patients as necessary in coordination with hospital leadership

*Exceptions may be made at the discretion of hospital leadership.

Additional restrictions/information:

  • Visitors are required to provide proof of valid government-issue ID to enter.
  • Visitors with a cold, flu or COVID will NOT be allowed to visit the hospital.
  • Visitors may be required to wear a mask at all times while in the hospital and maintain social distancing.
  • Visitors are asked to be considerate of time spent during visits in semi-private rooms.
  • If a patient with a cognitive impairment or disability requires assistance and the hospital cannot otherwise provide, one consistent support person may be permitted to assist in accessing care at all times.
  • If nursing staff deems it clinically/psychologically beneficial, one visitor may stay with any patient for support.

*Leadership may deny visitation in order to maintain safety and uphold our patient care standards.