Visiting Hours at Maimonides Maternity Services

At Maimonides Medical Center, we know the arrival of a new family member is an exciting time, and we encourage visits from friends and family!

We understand that visits by those close to you are an important part of the healing process. Our visitor guidelines have been especially designed to promote rest, and allow time for healing and learning, preserve privacy, enhance infant security, and reduce exposure to infection. We ask that all visitors follow a few important guidelines.
 

Visiting the Labor and Delivery Area

Visiting hours are not limited in Labor and Delivery. Significant others are welcome to visit at any time. 

Visitors who have had any of the following symptoms in the past two weeks may not visit:

  • Fever
  • Runny, Nose, Cold or any respiratory infection
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea or Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Draining sores

Due to limited space, only the labor coach and one significant other may stay overnight. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit on the Labor and Delivery unit. Alternating visitors will not be permitted.

Unit-Based Visiting Plans

Aron 4/Antepartum Unit

  • General visiting hours: 12 noon - 9:30 p.m. A maximum of three people are allowed to visit at the bedside.
  • For the comfort of our patients we can permit an overnight stay for only one female support person
  • Children of the patient are welcome to visit from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mother-Baby Unit

  • General visiting hours: 12pm to 9:30pm. A maximum of three people are allowed to visit at the bedside.
  • Overnight visitors: For the comfort of our patients we can permit an overnight stay for one female support person per patient
  • "Quiet Time" is from 10am to 12pm. During this time we encourage peaceful rest in a quiet environment on the Mother/Baby Unit with limited interruptions. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this restful environment and let your visitors know to plan their visits around this mom and baby "Together Time".
  • Siblings may visit their mother and the newborn from 5pm to 7pm unless they have had any of the following symptoms in the past two weeks: 
    • Fever
    • Runny, Nose, Cold or any respiratory infection
    • Cough
    • Diarrhea or Vomiting
    • Rash
    • Draining sores

Two siblings are allowed to visit at the bedside. Siblings who have been exposed to chicken pox, mumps, measles, rubella or other illnesses in the past three weeks may not visit. 
   

Please note: The visitation policy is different for the newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Please ask your nurse to explain these policies.