Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

After Delivery

After delivery, you will experience family-centered care that puts your baby at your bedside, 24 hours a day. Your partner or designated support person can stay with you and your baby for as long as you are in the hospital. Visiting hours are flexible, too. Review our visitor guidelines to find out more.

Babys Appearance

Mother cradling newborn baby's feet

Your baby’s appearance will change every day during the early weeks of life, some of which may cause new moms unnecessary worry. As part of our after-birth care, we are here to help and advise you on any changes your baby experiences to give you peace of mind and assistance where necessary.

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Things you may see in newborns

Milia: Tiny white bumps on the nose, cheeks, and chin. They will go away in two to three Blue hands and feet: The blood going to the hands and feet is slower at birth. This will go away in a few days.

Eye color: Some babies have bluish gray eyes at birth which may change up to one year after birth. Infants with brown eyes usually stay brown.

Fontanels (soft spots): Babies have two areas on their head called soft spots. These make it possible for a baby to fit through the birth canal. One is on the top near the front, and the other is on the lower back of the head. These spots slowly close until they close completely by 18 months old. You may notice when your baby cries the spots move up and down. This is normal.

Umbilical cord: The umbilical cord stump should be dry and not have any smell. On average, the umbilical cord stump falls off within two weeks.

Stork bites/Angel kisses: Patches of dark pink areas may be found on the bridge of the nose, forehead, upper eyelids, back of the head or the neck. These will go away in a few months.

Mongolian spots: Large flat areas with dark green or blue color may be found on the back or the buttocks. (They are common in dark skinned babies). They usually go away by the time the child is six years old.