FAQs for Delivering at Floyd
The expert care team at the Floyd Family Birth Center is here to provide you and your baby a safe environment during your delivery.
Is it safe to have my baby at Floyd due to COVID-19?
It is safe to have your baby at Floyd Medical Center.
At Floyd Medical Center we have the facilities and the expertise to care for COVID patients while protecting the safety of all of our patients, visitors and employees.
Floyd has negative pressure isolation rooms that do not share air with other rooms.
Our staff participates in drills and training routinely to maintain a state of continual readiness, and our caregivers use personal protective equipment when caring for any patient suspected of having an infectious disease.
What do I do if I have a scheduled delivery?
If you have a scheduled delivery, go to the designated entrance to the Family Birth Center off Turner McCall Boulevard.
You will be screened at the entrance by a trained health care professional. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness or have traveled to a high-risk area within the past 14 days, you will be redirected to the Emergency Care Center nearby where you will be given a mask to wear and admitted.
What do I do if I go into labor?
Mothers in active labor should go to the designated entrance to the Family Birth Center. Once you arrive, you and the person accompanying you will be screened at the door before you are admitted. You will also be given a mask to protect your health and the health of other Floyd patients, visitors and employees.
How many visitors can I have in the Labor and Delivery area?
We understand that visitors are an essential component of your birthing experience. We are working diligently to provide the best possible experience while ensuring that equally essential COVID-Safe Standards are in place. Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated.
- Laboring mothers are allowed two visitors.
- The labor coach/doula counts as one of the two visitors.
Both the visitor and the labor coach will be screened and provided a mask and green armband before being admitted to the facility.
Labor coaches must be 18, cannot have flu-like symptoms and must serve as the labor coach throughout the patient's labor.
Patients delivering by C-section are permitted one visitor while in surgery. Before and after surgery, two visitors are permitted.
Designated visitors will receive a mask and green armband and must wear them to access labor and delivery rooms.
How many visitors can I have in the Post-Partum area?
After delivery, patients in a Mother-Baby room may have the following visitors:
- Two visitors are permitted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
- One visitor may stay overnight, after 8 p.m.
- Patients will not be allowed visitors if they have COVID-19 or are suspected of having COVID-19.
- During visitation, masks and green armbands should be worn for the entirety of the visit.
If your baby requires care in the neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the following visitation guidelines are in place for this area:
- Two visitors are permitted.
Permitted visitors will be issued a mask and a green armband.
During visitation, masks and green armbands should be worn for the entirety of the visit.
How do you contain infectious diseases within your facility and how do you keep your employees and facilities safe?
We have the facilities, technology and expertise to care for patients with infectious diseases while protecting the health of all other patients, visitors and employees. We also practice safe care, including the following:
- Personal Protective equipment
- Visitor restrictions
Also, Floyd has negative pressure isolation rooms that do not share air with other rooms. Our staff participates in drills and training routinely to maintain a state of continual readiness, and our caregivers use personal protective equipment when caring for any patient suspected of having an infectious disease.