Visiting guidelines

The Birth Center at Owatonna follows these Allina Health visiting standards:

  • In labor, delivery and triage areas, two support people are allowed.
  • In ante-partum and post-partum areas, three support people plus up to two children (ages 5-17) from the patient’s household are allowed per day.
  • For COVID-positive or symptomatic patients, one support person per maternal patient stay (includes triage, labor, delivery, ante-partum and post-partum areas). Compassionate care exceptions may apply.
  • In addition to the patient’s support people, trained doulas are permitted for support in ante-partum, labor and delivery and post-partum units. Please note that doulas are not permitted for COVID-19 positive or symptomatic patients.
  • Masks are required at all of our locations, regardless of vaccination status.

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