Yes. As we are moving through the Covid 19 pandemic time line, we are all finding our “new normal”. On a daily basis for our clinic, that means entering our facility still requires screening of symptoms and temperature checks. Asymptomatic guests may remove their masks if they prefer. Partners are encouraged to come to visits. Prenatally, if a mom has had direct exposure or has tested positive for Covid19, telehealth appointments will be arranged until mom’s test is negative or all symptoms have stopped for 2 full weeks. On a more personal note, most of our staff has opted to be vaccinated to protect others that we are in contact with.
Many people ask what this looks like for our laboring moms. Laboring moms are not required to wear masks. Guests are still limited, but always have been, since your delivery room is standard bedroom size and childbirth is not a spectator sport. We are so sorry that we do not have room for extended family members to wait while a baby is being delivered, so family members are directed to wait at home until mom is discharged, or come for a short visit an hour or so after new baby has been born. Most moms can go home after 4 hours, if they choose, so family members can see baby very soon after birth. We do have home birth as an option for families who want more