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Maternity Visitor Guidelines

When you visit a loved one who’s receiving maternity care at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, make your experience go smoothly by following our guidelines for guests. If you need help while you’re here, ask our friendly staff.

Obstetric Emergency Department

  • Before entering the Obstetric Emergency Unit, stop at the Greeter’s Desk with your photo ID to get a visitor badge. Place your badge on your chest so staff can see it at all times.
  • A nurse will assess the patient in private. Afterward, two guests may visit the patient’s room. Please wait in the lobby until the patient is ready.
  • For patients’ safety, don’t bring food or drink into the obstetric emergency department.
  • An adult other than the patient must accompany children younger than 13.

Labor & Delivery

Before entering the labor and delivery area, stop at the Greeter’s Desk with your photo ID to get a visitor badge. Place your badge on your chest so staff can see it at all times. For security, you’ll get a new badge each day, even if you have a baby bracelet.

  • A nurse will assess the patient in private. Afterward, three guests may visit the patient’s room.
  • For patients’ safety, don’t bring food into the labor room. If your loved one can have clear liquids or ice chips, you may have liquids, too. 
  • Ask the nurse before moving furniture.
  • Don’t record videos during delivery or any medical procedure.
  • An adult other than the patient must accompany children younger than 13.
  • After delivery, family members or guests may visit upon patient request.

C-Sections/Prep Rooms

  • If you’re the patient’s support person and go with her to the operating room, you may remain in the recovery room afterward for two hours of family bonding.
  • An adult other than the patient must accompany children younger than 13.

Guest Dining

  • You may order food through our Dining on Call Service after you arrive in the Mother-Baby Suite. You must pay with cash. ATMs are located within the Pleasant Valley Center
  • You’ll find vending machines and coffee machines in the women’s lobby.

Contact Us

For more information on Maternity Services call 270-417-5300.

For more information on Lactation Services call 270-417-5338.

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When you arrive to have your baby, all you’ll need to do is give us your name.

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