Savor the Tiniest Moments
We provide a supportive environment for moms-to-be, so you can focus on having a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you will be allowed two asymptomatic (without symptoms) adult support persons during your stay. These same two people will be the designated visitors after delivery has occurred until discharge (overnight visitor restrictions may vary among birth centers). Your support persons should be healthy and have no symptoms of COVID-19 like illness. They should plan to stay with you as much as possible rather than coming and going which increases risk to you and ultimately to your baby because of social exposures to your partner. A support person includes:
- A spouse or partner
- A family member
- A friend
- Trained doula
Yes, doulas are considered partners in care and will be allowed as long as you are not suspected of or confirmed with COVID-19. If you are suspected to have or confirmed with COVID-19 you will be allowed only one person with you.
COVID-19 is a new virus and there is very little evidence to help guide us and national experts in problems like this pandemic. The goal is to try to keep you as safe as possible and as new information emerges they incorporate the new recommendations into their message. At this time, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health locations are using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local Health Department. When you are confused by what you hear we strongly encourage you to have discussions with your healthcare provider about specific questions you may have.
 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19). Washington Department of Health. https://www.doh.wa.gov/emergencies/coronavirus
All members of your care team (i.e. nurses, doctors, midwives, etc.) and your support person will wear personal protective equipment (PPE)  while in your room to keep from becoming infected themselves. Your baby may stay in a separate area to help prevent the baby from becoming infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that “the risks and benefits of temporary separation…be discussed with the mother by the healthcare team. We will provide you with all the equipment and support you need to provide breastmilk to your baby, if that is your feeding plan.
 Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Protective Equipment. CDC, February 14, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-use-faq.html
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