COVID-19 information

Have questions about pregnancy,
labor and delivery during COVID-19?

Who can visit The Mother Baby Center?

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have to enforce restricted visiting standards. The visiting guidelines have been updated to protect all patients, visitors and staff. Below are the visiting standards based on your situation.

Visiting at The Mother Baby Center

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: Doulas are not permitted for COVID-19 positive or symptomatic patients.
  • Masks are required at all of our locations, regardless of vaccination status.

For more information about COVID-19 from Allina Health, visit:

Visiting the neonatal units

Children’s Minnesota visiting standards:

  • Four visitors are allowed at the hospital bedside, including parents/legal guardians.
  • Children ages 5-17 must be from the same household as the patient in order to visit.
  • All visitors ages 5 and up must wear a medical grade mask while in the facility, regardless of vaccination status. No visitors under age 5.
  • All visitors are required to be screened for a wellness check when arriving, and may not visit if they are ill or in their infectious period for COVID-19.

Learn more about Children’s Minnesota’s visiting standards.

COVID-19 and pregnancy

While it appears adults with underlying medical conditions, including asthma and diabetes, appear to be at higher risk for severe coronavirus disease, as an expecting parent you may be wondering how does this virus affect pregnant women and their unborn babies.

What expecting parents need to know

Get the answers to commonly asked questions that expectant parents have about COVID-19. Read the article.  

COVID-19 testing

  • The Mother Baby Center will test all patients for COVID-19 who are 39 weeks or greater in their pregnancy.
  • As our commitment to keep our patients and staff safe, all patients who are 39 weeks or greater in their pregnancy will undergo COVID-19 testing prior to giving birth at The Mother Baby Center.
  • Patients will be asked to quarantine themselves following their test.
  • COVID-19 testing will be by appointment only and is available for The Mother Baby Center patients and must be scheduled at select Allina Health clinics. For non-Allina Health OBGYN patients, we will accept tests from outside facilities.

Please contact your OB team with any concerns or questions.