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
- Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby units: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- NICU: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m
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)
Once a patient is transferred to the Mother-Baby Unit, approximately two hours after
the delivery, other family, friends and children will be allowed to come and
visit their new sibling. They will have to enter through the Acequia Wing
entrance. Admitting/Security will provide the
sibling a sticker that says, “I'm a big brother (or sister)”. Other family and friends will be allowed to visit during normal visiting hours (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) One designated person may stay with the patient after visiting hours. During flu & RSV season (from Oct. 1 to March 31), children are not allowed to enter the Mother Baby Unit.
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 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.