Bethesda North COVID Visitor Restrictions

Currently, all local hospitals are allowing doulas.  However, many hospitals still have a limit (typically 2) on the number of people that may be in the delivery room   Contact your hospital for the most current information.

Bethesda North:


  • Main hospital doors are open, and people are screened by security in the lobby.
  • One visitor/support person.
    This visitor is NOT interchangeable for the duration of the stay (including postpartum). This visitor may leave, but will have have to go through re-entry in security. If this person leaves symptom free and returns displaying symptoms they will not be permitted re-entry.
  • No siblings. No Photographers.
  • Doulas are NOT exempt¬†from this policy, and are welcome at the bedside of their clients only if they are the one support person.
    (Proof of certification required upon entry to the hospital).
  • Many hospitals are now reserving the right, based on PPE (personal protective equipment) supplies on a daily basis, that the birth partner may not be allowed in the operating room in case of a cesarean.