Information on your maternity care and labor/delivery process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ensuring you and your baby are safe and healthy is the most important goal for everyone at Rochester Regional Health. As you continue along your journey toward parenthood, we are here to help you every step along the way.
Pre- and Postnatal Care & Services
Routine prenatal and postpartum check-ups are available in-person, as well as over the phone or by video conference. When an in-person visit is required, we will do our best to consolidate multiple tests into one appointment. One support person is allowed for your ultrasound.Schedule an Appointment with a Doctor
We are continuing to offer online courses in place of in-person classes, so you can still get all the information you need prior to delivery. Anyone can join these classes in the comfort of their own home and on their own schedule.View Online Childbirth Classes
All new and expectant mothers are welcome to join our virtual Baby Café – a community for breastfeeding support, education, and guidance from lactation professionals! This free service is available to any pregnant woman or breastfeeding mother in the community at any stage in their breastfeeding journey.Baby Cafe Services
Labor & Delivery
When you arrive, you and your support person will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and given a temperature check. Everyone is required to wear a mask or face covering while at the hospital; CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance on COVID-19 and masks does not apply to healthcare settings.
Our current policy allows one support person to be with mothers on a 24/7 basis during labor and delivery. If your support person is feeling ill or has been exposed to a COVID-positive person in the community, he or she will not be allowed to enter the hospital.
Each member of the team who will assist in delivering your baby and helping you through recovery will be wearing a face mask and face shield to ensure everyone’s health is protected.
New mothers are allowed to have two visitors at a time for a maximum of four hours per visit. Different visitors can come in at different times.Please check the Rochester Regional Health visitor guidelines page for additional restrictions at specific hospitals.
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