The visitation practice in L&D includes a healthy birth support person in addition to the healthy birth partner. The birth support person may either be a doula or another individual of the patient’s choice. This means your "spouse" and perhaps your mother, sister or close friend can attend your labor and birth.

The healthy birth support person will follow the same guidelines as the birth partner:

  • Masks are to be worn while in the hospital and in the Labor Room.
  • Prior to the transfer of mother, newborn and birth partner to the Mother-Baby unit (Maternity), the birth support person has to leave the hospital.
  • The birth partner and birth support person may go to the cafeteria and gift shop during their stay at the hospital, but not leave the hospital.
  • If you have further questions, please contact the Labor and Delivery Manager Amy Pendleton by email at amy.pendleton@huntingtonhospital.com.