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Visiting Guidelines for Maternity Suites

pink daisy in a green vasePart of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, KishHealth System recognizes the Sacred Hour after the babies birth. During this time, we encourage moms to hold their babies skin to skin to initiate bonding and breastfeeding in a gentle and soothing environment. During the Sacred Hour, friends and family may wait in the family waiting area. 

Following the baby’s birth, visitors are encouraged to allow three to four hours recovery time before visiting. You, the patient, can tell us when you would or would not like to have visitors. 

State regulations do not allow visitors under age 12 unless they are the brother or sister of the newborn. When children do visit, they must be accompanied by an adult.

As a rule of thumb, individuals who have colds, sore throats, or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.

If you have questions or want more information about the Sacred Hour and our initiative to promote breastfeeding, please ask a KishHealth System Maternity Suites nurse.

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