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.

Newborn Photography

Babies sitting on floor together

Capture the special moment with your newborn and create memories that you can both look back on years later by having beautiful, professional photographs taken at the beginning of your journey together.

Christiana Care partners with the professional photographers of Bella Baby Photography to provide newborn-photography services to patients who request it.

For more information, visit Bella Photography

If you change your mind, miss your appointment or need to contact a Bella Baby photographer for any reason during or after your hospital stay, call 877-817-8830 or email customer

How does it work?

Usually on the day before your discharge, a photographer will visit you in your hospital room and ask if you would like photos taken of your baby. Your photos will be posted on the Bella Baby website, and you will be given an online password so that the photos can only be viewed by you and whomever you share the password with.

Your photos will be available online for 14 days, during which time you may choose to order prints, birth announcements or other photo merchandise.

Tips for a Successful Photoshoot

  • Bring your favorite baby blanket or afghan from home for use in the photo shoot. A beautiful blanket can add texture, color and memories to your newborn’s photo.
  • The photographers will often include a parent’s hands in the photos. Wear clear or neutral polish on the day of your shoot.
  • We want your baby to be the focus of the photos. Bring a solid black, brown or grey shirt or cami for you to wear in photos. The photographer may photograph your baby in your arms. These colors look great in both color and black-and-white prints.