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.


Mother cuddling sleeping baby son on sofa

Bonding is the attachment and relationship that develops between a mother and her baby. An essential part of a child’s development, it helps them become better socialized and develop natural relationships.

Whatever your personal circumstances and feelings, we are here to advise and guide you through the natural bonding process, giving both mother and child comfort and support through this new stage in life.

To learn more about our maternity services, call 302-733-3360.

We help you build the bonds of family

At Christiana Care, you get more time with your baby, who sleeps, eats and gets bathed in your room. This helps you to more quickly learn the cues that your baby uses to express basic needs. It reduces the likelihood of breastfeeding problems. And it helps you to adjust to the rhythms and needs of your child before you go home.

Nurses who are ready with an experienced, helping hand

At all times, your nurse will be available for you to provide you with care, support and education. Our method of care enables our maternity nurses to spend more time in your room when you need coaching, encouragement or advice. Even experienced mothers appreciate this opportunity to learn—or relearn—the finer points of newborn care within the secure environment of the hospital.

Nurses will come to your bedside to help with breast or bottle feeding, diaper changing, bathing, umbilical-cord and circumcision care, and other essential skills. Maternity nurses are also trained lactation nurses, which means that they can provide you with bedside breastfeeding help. Certified lactation consultants are also available if you have additional needs.

This level of commitment to a the highest level of care for infant feeding and mother-baby bonding has earned us a Baby-Friendly™ designation by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative—a global program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Remember, at Christiana Care, you have the most experienced labor and delivery team in Delaware ready to help you with needs large or small. We are honored to be your partners in care on your special day—and for a lifetime.