It looks like we’re finally turning a corner concerning hospital visitation guidelines for labor & delivery!
Anne Arundel County Medical Center just amended their policy to include up to two care partners or support persons. I would, of course, check-in with your birth team & hospital staff as these policies are prone to change.
From the hospital’s website:
- Two care partners or support persons per laboring patient may be with the patient 24/7 for the duration of the patient’s stay. These care partners or support persons must be consistent and cannot switch. This is applicable to all patients, including those who have positive COVID-19 results.
- Doulas may be present, and are not counted in the total number of care partners or support persons.
Currently, MedStar St. Mary’s & Southern Maryland are only allowing one approved visitor per patient. I will definitely update this as soon as I see any changes!
For now, if you still aren’t allowed a birth photographer in your hospital room, check out this blog post I wrote to help you shoot your own photos!