At Minden Medical Center, we believe that childbirth is a family experience. We make accommodations to be sure the friends and family you’d like to be there can share in the experience.
Remember that labor can be very overwhelming and emotional, and to provide the safest delivery it is best to limit visitors to only those there to provide support. We ask that you choose only two individuals to be present in the actual delivery.
The Women’s Services Birthing Center permits 24-hour visitation for your primary support people. All other visitors should follow the hospital visitation policy. Your new baby’s siblings may visit with an adult. Anyone sick or recently exposed (within the past three weeks) to an infectious disease (such as chicken pox) should not visit the Birthing Center.
Labor and Deliver Room
No more than 3 visitors are allowed at a time. The staff may request that fewer visitors stay, depending on the conditions of your baby. Visitors also may be asked to step out if you’d like them to or to provide care.
One to two visitors may be present at the time of your baby’s birth.
After Your Baby is Born
You will need some time to physically and emotionally recover from labor and delivery. Following your baby’s birth, you will be able to be together to bond and get to know each other. Your baby will immediately be placed skin to skin after delivery to facilitate bonding and assist with breastfeeding needs. Your baby will be in the room with you at all times to prepare you for home care with our in room assistance.
For your convenience, there are phones in the Birthing Suites as well as the Postpartum Rooms. Our staff will get messages to you, however protecting your confidentiality we will not give out information regarding you or your baby.
To make outgoing calls, dial 9 and the area code. Regional and long distance calls require a calling card or operator assistance. Public phone are located in the main lobby.