Labor and Delivery

The Labor-Delivery-Recovery (LDR) rooms allow you to stay in one room throughout your delivery. The comfortable, homelike atmosphere helps ensure the privacy and comfort for your family.

In order to provide for the health and safety of mom and baby, and offer the best "family-centered care," Munroe Regional Medical Center requests that families follow these guidelines:

  • While mom is in labor, please limit visitors to three. This helps mom focus on relaxing and "the business of having a little one."
  • Visitors should know that sometimes the doctor, midwife, anesthetist, or nursing staff may ask them to wait in the family waiting room during certain procedures. Please cooperate.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Labor Room.

We realize that pictures and videos will be an important part of your baby's birth. We suggest you designate one "photographer" who is responsible for this job. Often, dad is busy supporting mom and would appreciate the help! We do request, however, that video cameras, video phones and other electronic video devices be turned off during the delivery process, as well as any other time requested by the staff or your physician/midwife. It is also a courtesy to ask permission before photographing staff members.

For mom's and baby's protection, visitors with known or suspected infections are not permitted to visit in the labor suites. Brothers and sisters of the new baby are welcome in the LDR room after the delivery of the baby! Please be sure that all children in the "family waiting room" are supervised by an adult at all times.

We strive to protect your privacy and the privacy of other women in labor and to provide clear hallways for possible emergencies. To ensure the safety of our visitors, we request that visitors remain in the "family waiting room" while not at the bedside. Family and friends will be notified in the "family waiting room" when they can come in and meet the new baby.