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What to expect during labor & delivery

Timing & arrival

Due to the concerns around the coronavirus/COVID-19, we have modified our visitation policy. At this time, for Labor & Delivery as well as Maternity, two support persons are allowed to stay with the patient as support persons. In Maternity, one designated support person is able to stay with the patient until discharge, another visitor is allowed to visit during normal visitation hours. No visitors under the age of 18 years old. Patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 every 12 hours. If possible please identify who you have designated as your support person prior to arriving at the Hospital.

If you are in labor and arrive at White Plains Hospital between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., enter through the Hospital's main entrance on Davis Ave.

If you arrive after 10 p.m., please call the Labor & Delivery unit at 914.681.1047 and a staff member will meet you at the Hospital's main entrance on Davis Ave.

Where to go

If you are scheduled for any event, be it cesarean section, induction or testing, please stop in the Admitting Office to register before proceeding to labor and delivery. Stopping at the Admitting Office is necessary for any patient scheduled for a test or medical procedure.

Once in labor and delivery, a clinical staff member will evaluate you and your unborn child in one of our private suites. A care plan will be developed that takes your input into consideration. The plan will describe the steps leading up to your delivery.