Family Birthing Room

Designed for comfort, special private suites are built for all stages of the birthing process – labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum. With medical equipment built into cabinets for quick access during delivery, these suites also include:

Whirlpool tub
Birthing bed
Rocking chair
DVD player
Sleeper sofa for overnight guests

Tours are available as part of our childbirth class series.

Hand hygiene
There are hand sanitizer dispensers just inside the entrance to the Family Birthing Place, and in each patient room. We encourage you and your friends and family to use them. There is also a sink in your room for handwashing.

Family and visitors
Hospital visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Based on your family’s needs, these hours may be subject to change. However, visits may be limited when your medical condition or care needs require it, or when visitors have a condition such as a cold or fever, which could be passed on to you or your baby. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and are not permitted to spend the night.

The Family Birthing Place is a locked unit, with its own waiting room. To respect the privacy and needs of our patients and families, we ask visitors to use the waiting room rather than standing in the hallways.

We are a smoke-free campus. As our patient, you will be able to receive nicotine replacement therapy.

Meals and snacks
Hospital meals are provided for patients only. During your stay with us, we want you to feel at home. That includes having choices about what you eat:

  • KVH Hospital offers a variety of meals and snacks for patients.
  • A nurse will assist you with placing orders.
  • Friends and family are welcome to bring food for you to enjoy, from home or area restaurants.
  • Food can be ordered for delivery to the hospital.
  • We have a patient nourishment room with juice and light snacks for patients.

Friends and family are welcome to visit the Café, where they can buy food, relax and enjoy their snacks and meals or bring their food back to your room. Near the Café entrance, vending machines offer drinks, snacks and entrées.