No matter what is happening in the world, babies will still be born. We recognize you probably have many questions regarding COVID-19, and we want to do our best to help you understand how the virus may impact your delivery.
Please know Mountain View Hospital takes all necessary precautions to keep you and your baby safe during this pandemic.
New Protocols at the Hospital. Mountain View Hospital follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and strictly enforces them throughout the hospital. These guidelines are continually updated. We commit to follow these guidelines to help protect you and your family while at Mountain View Hospital. Please feel free to call 208.557.2729 with questions on our latest COVID-19 policies. Even if you have symptoms or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, we are prepared to care for you and your baby.
Changes to Visitation. Mountain View has temporarily implemented a new visitor policy to reduce the number of people coming and going from the hospital, especially on the Labor and Delivery floor. During their stay, new moms can have up to two visitors at a time. Visitors can switch in and out throughout the stay.
We also encourage our patients to utilize FaceTime or other video chat options to stay connected with loved ones while at the hospital.
COVID-19 Positive. Mountain View Hospital has set up delivery suites to accommodate moms who may have COVID-19. Even if you have the virus, you will still be able to deliver your baby at Mountain View Hospital. The delivery suites we've designated for COVID-19 will allow us to provide you and your baby care while keeping you separated from other new moms and babies so the virus does not spread. Early studies have shown that COVID-19 is not transferred through the placenta or breast milk. Even if you have COVID-19 when you deliver, you should be able to continue to care for your baby as long as you wear a mask.
We are committed to keeping you and your baby safe. We understand this is a lot of information to take in at once. Please feel free to reach out to Treana Jones, the Labor and Delivery/NICU Manager for Mountain View Hospital, if you have any questions at 208.557.2729.
Treana Jones, RN
Labor & Delivery/NICU Manager
Mountain View Hospital