Special Care Nursery Visitation Policy
We encourage parents to spend as much time with their infant as possible while they are in the Special Care Nursery. As we focus on family-centered care, we encourage parents to visit as frequently as possible without restriction. Family members and friends may visit if accompanied by a baby's parent, during normal visiting hours which are 1:00-8:00pm. Arrangements can be made to have other family members visit without the parent present.
Visitors are not allowed if they have a cold, flu, or fever, or if they were recently exposed to a contagious disease.
Video Recording Policy
For the protection and privacy of our patients and staff, we allow videotaping and still photography during labor and delivery with the following restrictions:
- During the second stage of labor (full dilation) until after delivery of the baby, with permission from the obstetrical care provider and nursing staff.
- In the operating room during a cesarean section with permission from your delivery care team, including the anesthesia care provider, obstetrical care provider, pediatric care provider, and nursing staff.
- Outside the patient’s room with consent of the nursing and support personnel to ensure area is clear of other patients.
- Please note: These devices may be used before and after the delivery of the infant with the expressed consent of all those being taped and/or photographed, including all Lowell General staff and physicians.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, feel free to ask your delivery care team.