Iowa Specialty Hospital

Maternity Center: OB Visitor Policy

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The health and safety of our patients, families and staff are our top priority. We continue to evaluate our visitor policy to allow more people to safely visit their loved ones while receiving care. Effective August 3, 2022 Iowa Specialty Hospital will welcome additional visitors in our OB department.

During Labor and Delivery:
It is our policy to provide the childbearing family with an environment that promotes parent/infant bonding. In Labor & Delivery, visiting is limited to the two support persons designated by the patient during labor and for the two hour recovery period for mom and baby following the delivery. Support persons must be at least 18 years old.

It is during this time that grandparents, siblings, family and friends are encouraged to visit after the birth of the baby. We ask that you have no more than two visitors at a time. Visitors must be above the age of 18 unless they are siblings of the new baby. No overnight sibling visitation is permitted.

**All visits are at the discretion of the patient, nursing staff, and medical staff.  Should the need arise, visitors may be asked to leave the patient’s room and may wait in the lobby.  Visitors must be healthy and free from infection and pass daily screening questions.  Visitors will be instructed to wash their hands prior to handling babies.**

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