Family Birth Center

Welcome to Kaweah Delta's Family Birth Center!

Bringing a baby into this world is an exciting chapter in life, one you'll cherish forever. That's why we are committed to making sure your experience at Kaweah Delta's Family Birth Center is memorable and positive. A home-like setting, comfort, private rooms and staff who care – that's what Kaweah Delta's Family Birth Center offers and we’re excited and honored that you have chosen us for the birth of your little one. We hope this website provides you with the answers to all your questions and helps you get one step closer to bringing home baby.

Visitors

Visiting Hours
  • Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby units: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • NICU: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m
Visiting Policy

We understand that during this special time, you'll want to have family and friends by your side. To keep you and others safe during your stay, we ask that you follow our visiting policy, which varies by department:

Labor/Delivery Triage area (2 East)

Triage patients are allowed to have one support person at the bedside. Trading or switching of visitors is not permitted.

Labor and Delivery (2 East)

Each patient will be issued three pink armbands to be given to whomever the patient designates. These are the only visitors allowed in patient rooms on the labor/delivery unit 24/7.This will allow for increased patient safety, infant security and initial stabilization of the mother and newborn to occur.

Mother-Baby Unit (Acequia Wing)


Patients will be transferred to the Mother-Baby unit approximately two hours after the delivery of a new baby.  At that point, family and friends will be allowed to come and visit, entering through the Acequia Wing entrance.  Visiting hours are from 8am to 9pm.  One designated person, over the age of 18, is encouraged to stay overnight with the patient.  Siblings of the new baby are welcome to visit during visiting hours.  During the flu season, October 1st through March 31st, visitors under the age of 13 who are not siblings of the new baby are not allowed.  Visitors who are ill are not allowed to visit the new baby at any time of the year.  

A Celebration meal is provided for the new parents during their stay.  In addition, should the patient’s guest wish, they may purchase guest meal trays to be delivered to the room at the same time as the patient’s.  Breakfast trays may be purchased for $3.00, Lunch trays for $5.00, and Dinner trays for $7.00.  Simply see the cashier in the cafeteria to make these purchases once the patient is admitted to the hospital.

Children

The only children allowed in the hospital are the siblings of newborn infants. They are allowed to visit on the Mother-Baby unit only, and must enter through the Acequia Wing Entrance. Front doors will be locked at 9 p.m.; after that time, visitors can enter through the Emergency Room. Only those with visitor armbands will be allowed.

Seasonal Restrictions

Seasonal or disease specific visitor restrictions may be recommended by the Infection Prevention Team as indicated by public health authority. Annual visitor restriction for flu and seasonal respiratory disease begins Oct. 1 and ends March 31 unless otherwise advised by our Infection Prevention leader. During this time no children under the age of 12 will be allowed in the Maternal Child Health Units.