Welcoming Baby

The Birthing Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health provides a multitude of services, resources and educational programs, as well as a very comfortable birthing experience for mother and baby.

Birthing Center Visitor Policy

Safety and security are top priorities of the Birthing Center team. To ensure the health, safety and security of mothers and babies, a strong security system is in place, as are carefully designed visitation policies.

Please see temporary changes to our visitor policy due to COVID-19.

During Labor and Delivery

Mothers may choose support individuals to participate in the labor and delivery process. Each person chosen will wear a special bracelet that signifies inclusion in the birthing experience. No other visitors will be allowed during labor.

Cesarean Birth

For mothers having a Cesarean, one individual wearing a bracelet may be chosen by the mother to accompany her to the Operating Suite, subject to the approval of the Operating Room physician.

After Delivery

So that mothers can rest and learn how to care for their newborn, and for themselves, unlimited visitation is allowed for only one support person wearing the newborn's identification bracelet.

Nursery (Special Care and Boarder Babies)

Only individuals wearing the newborn's identification bracelet are allowed at a time.

Visiting Hours and Restrictions

Please note that visiting hours are 12 - 8 pm.

Special Communication Needs

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton subscribes to The Language Line, and interpreting and translation service, to facilitate communications with non-English speaking patients and their families.

Certified Sign Language interpreters are available for patients who are hearing impaired.