Family and friends are welcome
We recognize that the birth of a baby is a family event.
Based on your wishes, we welcome spouses, partners, children, parents and friends. In fact, women who have significant emotional support during birth may have fewer Caesarean sections, require less pain medication, have less postpartum depression, continue breast-feeding longer and have more positive memories of their childbirth experience.
Nearly all women find that the assistance of someone who can provide steady, caring support during pregnancy, labor and birth is extremely helpful and meaningful. Your support person may be a family member, partner or friend. Our nurses are also expert providers of support. At the time of birth, to promote patient safety, the number of support people may be limited. Your primary support person may stay with you throughout your hospital stay.