Am I Allowed A Support Person During Delivery During COVID-19?
Many of our OB patients have reached out to our office due to concerns about visitor restrictions at other hospitals across the country, questioning if a support person can still be present for their delivery. We understand why these questions have come up and want to put you at ease.
𝐀𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲. 𝐖𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞.
Although Elliot Hospital website states that all visitors are prohibited, women in labor are the exception to that rule. The current policy at the Elliot Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic is to allow one support person to be present during labor and delivery. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞, 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫, 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫, 𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐚 𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠.
Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.