Birth with Partner or SpouseHospital rules regarding partners, coaches or spouses staying the night of the birth vary by hospital. Some hospitals encourage partner support. Staff will setup a bed and even bring meals to your partner as a guest. Other hospitals strictly prohibit partners staying in the room overnight due to space and privacy, especially if you'll be staying in a room with one or more other maternity patients.

Hospital rules may change based on personal situation. For instance, if there are complications during the birth and you are unable to care for baby without help, your partner may be given permission to stay the night. C-section deliveries may also change the rules, however, in the end it is the hospital's decision whether or not to allow your partner to stay overnight. 

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