Family & Friends Visitation
Everyone wants to see a new baby – from family and friends to neighbors and co-workers – you likely have many people eager to meet your new addition. Your baby’s early days are an exciting time, but they can also be overwhelming for mom and baby. We’ve created some guidelines for those coming to visit you and your new baby at Spartanburg Medical Center.
Visitors in Your Labor, Delivery & Recovery Suite
We allow three visitors (aged 12 and older, unless they are your other children) during the labor process. Once you are prepped for birth, you may have up to three visitors in the room. At this point, there will be no changing of visitors until you are transferred to our Mother/Baby unit (approximately two hours after birth). This is for the safety of both mother and baby, and to initiate immediate skin-to-skin after delivery to promote a good start to breastfeeding and early mother-baby bonding.
Visitors After Surgery
Triage and recovery after surgery visitation rules are different. You may have one family member present with you in both the triage evaluation area and the post anesthesia recovery unit. If you have a Cesarean section, you are typically allowed one family member to accompany you in the operating room. Your anesthesiologist ultimately makes this decision with your safety in mind.
Once you and your baby are transferred to your private mother-baby room, family and friends are welcome to visit at any time.
Daily Quiet Time
We are pleased to offer you and your baby a “quiet time” every afternoon from 2 – 4 p.m., where the lights on the unit will be dimmed and the noise levels will be as low as possible. This optional program gives you valuable bonding time and rest. Essential and requested services will still be available. We encourage you to ask your visitors to come to the unit outside of these hours.
For more information or questions about visitation at Spartanburg Medical Center, please contact us at 864-560-BABY (2229).