Frequently Asked Questions

New mom holding newborn's feet

How do I schedule a tour?

To schedule a tour of the Family Birth Place, visit our online calendar of upcoming events. If you have any questions, email community@ehmchealth.org.

Will I have a private room?

We have 21 spacious private rooms and 3 semiprivate rooms (for two mothers) in our Mother/Baby Unit. Private rooms are assigned when available, but cannot be guaranteed. If you are in a semiprivate room and a private room opens up, we will make every attempt to move you or your roommate.

Can my minor children visit me in the hospital?

In the Mother/Baby Unit (postpartum), siblings may visit, but not other children. If they are 12 years old or younger, they must have an adult, other than the mother, to supervise them at all times and they must remain in their parent’s room or waiting area at all times. During periods of flu outbreaks, children including siblings are restricted in visiting. Please see our Visiting Hours and Policies for more detailed information about visiting the Family Birth Place.

Can I bring a doula?

Up to two designated support persons are permitted with a laboring mother. You are welcome to have a doula (birth coach) act as one of your support people, but that person must not interfere with the delivery. 

Do you offer newborn portrait photography?

Yes. A professional photographer is available and will provide a complimentary photo as well as the option to purchase a package.