At the Center for Women and Newborns, we want you to know that your safety is our number one priority. We remain focused on our family-centered model of care, modified where necessary to maintain our Safe Care Commitment in this time of COVID-19.
Our Harvard-affiliated Physicians have access to the best and most current information about COVID-19. In fact, many of our staff are leading research on it. You can be confident that our patient-care decisions, including care for mothers and their newborns as it relates to COVID-19 risk, are science-based.
We are frequently asked, "Can COVID-19 be passed from mother to baby during Labor and Delivery?" The evidence shows that, if this occurs at all, it is an extremely rare event. We have tested all babies born at the Brigham to COVID-19 positive mothers. To date, not one baby has been positive.
Updated Visitor Policy
Part of our Safe Care Commitment during COVID-19 is to modify our visitor policy to protect our patients and their immediate loved ones. This policy is reviewed and updated based on the current COVID-19 threat risk in our community. At this time, obstetrics patients onsite for ambulatory visits/services (including ultrasounds) may have one visitor accompany the patient. Inpatient obstetric patients in Labor and Delivery may have two support persons. Postpartum patients may have one support person accompany them and one additional visitor between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Newborns in our Well-Baby Nurseries and in the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) may have two parents or guardians visiting. This is typically the mother and her partner or other support person wearing the second baby band.
For more information, please read our full Visitor Policies.
If you are a returning patient, please contact your provider’s office directly with any questions or concerns.
If you are a new patient, please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our providers via phone or video conference:
- OB/GYN: (800) 294-9999
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine: (617) 732-4840
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