In times of stress, I’ve often felt comforted by consuming information. Before I gave birth, I poured into my baby books. Before an exam in college, studied like crazy.
But this stressful time feels different. With 24/7 news coming at me in every direction, I feel overwhelmed with information, trying to sort through what it all means for me and my family.
We want to help our expecting mama community by giving you one less thing to sort through. We checked in with Hawaii’s 12 major hospitals to give you a comprehensive list of visiting hour changes to know about if you’re giving birth during this pandemic outbreak. The list of policies below are up to date as of March 26 and are subject to change, so please use the contact information below to get updates on any changes down the road.
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children -(808) 983-6000
Only one adult visitor will be allowed at the patient's bedside. This applies to patients being assessed for labor, admitted in labor or for elective or C-section delivery, or postpartum.
Increased screening – when you register, you will be screened at that time, then will go through a second screening once admitted. Two visitors are allowed during labor but only one visitor at a time in postpartum. Visitors in postpartum can only be one of the two support persons that were present during labor.
Prefer that you call first. Two support people are allowed, but are not allowed in and out. No kids under 12. Support people must enter through the ER and get screened there first. No other visitors.
Wilcox Hospital - (808) 245 1100
One visitor allowed in labor and delivery, with the preference to stay the whole duration and avoid coming in and out. Hospital provides food and a bed for that visitor for the duration of the mother’s stay.