Visiting Policies

Visiting Policies

Family and friends are an important part of the childbirth experience and can be of great support to the new parents.  We encourage family visiting and ask that the guidelines below be followed.

Labor and Delivery
• Visitors are allowed during labor at mother’s discretion; a maximum of four visitors allowed during labor.
• Only two people are allowed in the room during delivery.
• During a Cesarean Section, only one person may be present.
• The only children allowed into birthing rooms during labor are the patient’s children or siblings.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult other than the patient or father of the baby.
• During epidural placement, family will be asked to wait in the waiting area.
• In emergency situations, all family will be asked to wait in the waiting area.
• There are some situations that visiting may be extremely limited.  Please respect this, as it is for the mother’s safety and well-being.
• Visitors are to wait in the waiting room when not with the patient (not in the hallway of labor and delivery).
• No eating or drinking is allowed in the Labor Department.
• Sleeping on the floor of the waiting area is prohibited.

Post Partum
• Visitors are limited to 3-4 at a time.
• Siblings or other children are allowed to visit with mom and the new baby as long as they are free from infection and accompanied by an adult.
• Only one adult is allowed to stay in mom's room overnight.  No children under the age of 13 will be allowed to stay in mom’s room overnight without an adult other than the patient.

Well Baby Nursery
• Nursery personnel should always transport baby from nursery to mom’s room and back.
• Anyone touching the baby must wash their hands thoroughly.
• Nursery windows are open during transition time (those first hours prior to the time baby goes to mom’s room) and as requested.

Anderson Regional Medical Center is a tobacco-free campus.  No tobacco products are allowed (includes cigarettes, dipping and chewing tobacco products).

The guidelines and policies set forth by Anderson Regional Birth Center are put in place to meet our goals and our patient’s expectations during the birth experience.