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​​​​​​​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. 

Watch as childbirth educator Jennifer Carroll leads you on a tour of the Family Birth Center and highlights what you can expect during your visit.​

 


 

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 Floyd Medical Center main entrance off West Fifth Street.

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 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 Emergency Care Center (ECC). You can call the ECC in advance to let the staff know that you are coming. Once you arrive at the ECC, 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.

  • Patients who are in active labor may have one visitor and one designated labor coach, who must be at least 18. The labor coach must serve throughout the patient's labor and leave the facility after the patient has been moved to a patient room. ​
  • Laboring mothers, their attending visitor and labor coach will be screened and provided a mask before being admitted to the facility. Designated visitors will receive a green armband and must wear the armband to receive access to labor and delivery rooms. During visitation, masks should be worn for the entirety of the visit.
  • Children under the age of 16 may not visit.
  • Visitors must:
    • Be screened before entering the facility.
    • Be in good health (free from cough, fever, shortness of breath or other flu-like symptoms).
    • Follow safety requirements. This includes wearing a medical-grade mask, staying six feet from others and handwashing.
    • Visitors will be provided a mask if they do not have one.
  • ​Visitors who refuse or are unable to wear a mask will not be permitted to visit.

How many visitors can I have in the Post-Partum area?

We understand that visitors are an essential component to celebrating your baby's birth. 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.

  • Patients who have given birth may have one visitor ​who will be allowed to stay overnight. 
  • Neonatal Intensive Care visitors must be 16 or older.
  • Visitors must:
    • Be screened before entering the facility.
    • Be in good health (free from cough, fever, shortness of breath or other flu-like symptoms).
    • Follow safety requirements. This includes wearing a medical-grade mask, staying six feet from others and handwashing.
    • Visitors will be provided a mask if they do not have one.
    • Visitors who refuse or are unable to wear a mask will not be permitted to visit.​


 

If your baby requires care in the neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the following visitation guidelines are in place for this area:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care patients are permitted two (2) visitors at all times with an issue armband.
  • Visitors must be 16 years old or older
  • Visitors must:
    • Be screened before entering the facility
    • Be in good health (free from cough, fever, shortness of breath or other flu-like symptoms)
    • Follow safety requirements. This includes wearing a medical-grade mask, staying six feet from others and handwashing.
    • Visitors will be provided a mask if they do not have one.​​
  • ​Visitors who refuse or are unable to wear a mask will not be permitted to 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: ​

  • Handwashing
  • 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.

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