Catholic Health Labor & Delivery is Here for You
Just as you’ve been getting ready for your baby’s arrival, we’ve been making our own preparations to ensure your safety and comfort during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Don’t let fear of the unknown keep you from heading to the hospital when it’s time. Catholic Health’s labor and delivery departments have been working with infectious disease specialists so that our hospitals remain the safest places for Western New York families to welcome their new addition.
Ways We’re Keeping You Safe
The labor and delivery teams at Catholic Health hospitals – Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital – are taking a unified approach to protecting the health of families coming into the hospital. See the steps we’re taking below.
Visitors and employees entering each hospital are all screened upon arrival. As an additional safety measure, expectant mothers will also receive COVID-19 testing. Rest assured that any patients who test positive for COVID-19 are isolated in a different area of the hospital, away from patients receiving routine or emergent care.
We recognize how vital it is that pregnant women still be allowed the support of one birth partner, in addition to hospital staff. We do, however, limit the number of providers who enter the private patient room. Birth partners are also subject to one thermometer reading every 12 hours to ensure that they are not developing symptoms of COVID-19.
Other precautions taken:
When Is It Time to Go to the Hospital?
When the time comes, don’t delay. Catholic Health wants new moms to feel confident knowing the hospital is still the safest place to bring your baby into the world.
Here’s what to look for to determine if you’re ready to go to the hospital.
If at any point, you think you might be in labor, please call your OB or midwife. They can help you decide if it’s time to head to the hospital.
Timing is everything – we know this, and we’re ready for you.
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