Birthing Center Visitors

We recognize what an important and joyful time this is for you and your family. Your spouse or birthing partner is welcome to be with you as much as you would like throughout your stay.

Please bring comfortable but appropriate attire for your partner’s overnight stay. Other family members or friends are welcome to visit between the hours of 9am and 9pm.

Grandparents and siblings are honored guests in the Family Birthing Center. However, we do
encourage short visiting periods to allow you to rest and get to know your new baby. Siblings
are not permitted to stay overnight.

During your labor, short visitation periods are allowed but visitors will be asked to leave the
room during procedures and to wait in the Galleria, just outside the Birthing Center. We ask that visitors not wait in the hallways of the Birthing Center out of respect for the privacy
of other patients.

At the time of delivery, staff may limit the number of visitors in your room because of
limited space. You may be asked to identify who you would like to be present during the
actual birth of the baby. We will be glad to give updates to visitors waiting for the “big news”
out in the Galleria. In the event of an emergency or other special circumstances, the staff will request visitors to wait in the Galleria. Your nurse or physician will provide direction in these situations.

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.


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