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.


Preconception health is an early opportunity for you improve your health and ensure you are in the best possible medical position to have a baby. This can be useful if you have previously had trouble conceiving or you are worried that you may pass on a genetic condition. Whatever your reasons, we are here to help you make informed choices and start your new chapter in the best possible way.


Specialist explaining positive results to a happy and affectionate young couple

Pregnancy and birth can be a complicated time for a woman and her body. The Christiana Care Center for Reproductive Health is able to support women during this time & offer treatments tailored to each woman’s needs.

What is Infertility?

Infertility is a problem of the reproductive system. It affects the body’s ability to reproduce. It could be caused by a problem with the man’s system, the woman’s system, or both. For a pregnancy, the following must happen:

  • The man must make healthy sperm.
  • The woman must make healthy eggs.
  • The fallopian tubes must be open to let the sperm to reach the egg.
  • The sperm must be able to fertilize the egg.
  • The fertilized egg must implant in the uterus.
  • The embryo must be healthy.

If you think you are not able to get pregnant, see your healthcare provider early. The age of the woman and how long the couple has been trying to get pregnant may affect treatment.

What causes infertility?

Many things can cause infertility. It can be a problem in the female reproductive system, the male reproductive system, or a mix of the two. These are some examples of how female factors can effect infertility.

  • Ovulation problems.
  • Anatomical problems.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Birth defects.
  • Infection.
  • Immune system problems.

What are the symptoms of infertility?

A couple is believed infertile if conception does not happen:

  • After one year of unprotected sex.
  • After 6 months in women over age 35.
  • If there are known problems causing infertility.

Types of treatment for women

Christiana Care can offers varies forms of treatment to women with fertility struggles. These include:

  • Intrauterine insemination – This method uses a small flexible tube called a catheter to place specially washed and prepared sperm directly into the uterus.
  • Ovulation medicine – These medicines help regulate the timing of ovulation.
  • Surgery – Surgery may be used to treat or repair a condition such as blocked fallopian tubes or endometriosis.
  • Assisted reproductive technology (ART) – For some couples, more extensive treatment is needed.
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF) – This involves removing a woman’s eggs and fertilizing them in the lab with sperm.
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) – In this procedure, a single sperm is injected directly into an egg.
  • Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) – This involves using a fiber-optic instrument called a laparoscope to guide the transfer of unfertilized eggs and sperm into the woman’s fallopian tubes.
  • Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) – This involves fertilizing a woman’s eggs in the lab.
  • Donor eggs – This involves transferring an embryo from a donor to an infertile woman.
  • Embryo cryopreservation – In this method, the embryos are frozen for transfer at a later date.

For more information, please take a look at our detailed page on infertility: