If we are both healthy, can my partner be with me for the birth?

In areas where Covid 19 is spreading quickly, some hospitals have rules about who can be in the room during labor and delivery. Your doctor, nurse, or midwife will be able to tell you what to expect, knowing the situation may change based on the spread of the virus in the area. Your partner won’t be allowed to be with you if they have symptoms of Covid 19, have tested positive for the virus, or might have been exposed to someone who has it. If your partner can’t be with you, talk to your birth team about possibly having them available through phone or video during the birth.

Some people wonder if it would be safer to give birth at home instead of at the hospital. If you are curious about this, talk to your doctor, nurse, or midwife. Home birth has risks, too.

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