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The Birth Place

Privacy & Security


The birth of your child is an important event for you and your family. We provide comfortable, private rooms for labor, birth and postpartum care.  The father of the baby or another support person may stay overnight in your private room. We take privacy, patient confidentiality and security very seriously. We have two waiting areas where family or other visitors can stay when they are not in your room. We request that all family members and visitors check in at the Birth Place reservation desk.

Infant security is very important to us. We have instituted the following procedures.

All Birth Place staff wear a special hospital identification badge. Badges must be worn while staff work.

Albany Med has an electronic infant security system.

Security staff make regular rounds on the unit and throughout the hospital.