Birthing Center COVID Policy
What you need to know about COVID and your admission at Liberty Hospital:
What can you do to decrease your risk of COVID-19 and testing positive for COVID-19 on admission:
- In the last weeks of your pregnancy, you can limit your exposure to COVID-19 by:
- Avoiding large gatherings
- Limiting unnecessary travel using public transportation
- Wear a mask when in public places
- Practice good hand washing
- Social distance if in a crowd with individuals outside of your household
- If you test POSITIVE for COVID-19 prior to your delivery:
- If done with a home test, please call your OB doctor the same day you completed your test and notify them.
- If done at an outside clinic or testing center, please bring a copy of your positive test to your next prenatal appointment.
- If you start to experience COVID symptoms again, please test yourself. If you test positive please notify your OB provider.
- If you test positive for COVID, please isolate.
What to expect when you arrive to Liberty hospital:
- Masking is required for all patients and support persons during the entirety of the admission.
- Patients actively in labor are not required to wear a mask.
- Birthing Center patients: Please see the hospital visitor policy here.
- Allowed one support person during entirety of stay.
- No additional visitors will be allowed.
- Masking is required during your entire stay.
- Non-critically-ill newborns: May room in with mom and support person.
- Critically-ill newborns requiring admission to special-care nursery: COVID-positive mother and exposed support person will not be allowed in the special care nursery until her isolation period is complete. The newborn’s parents may appoint a healthy non-household non-exposed visitor who will be allowed in the special care nursery.