Yes. As we move through the Covid 19 pandemic timeline, we are all finding our “new normal.” Our clinic, which means upon entering our facility, requires screening of symptoms and temperature checks daily. 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 tested positive for Covid19, telehealth appointments will be arranged until the mom’s test is negative or all symptoms have stopped for two weeks. On a more personal note, most of our staff has opted to be vaccinated to protect others 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. Family members are directed to remain at home until the mom is discharged or come for a short visit an hour or so after the baby has been born. Most moms can go home after 4 hours if they choose so that family members can see the baby very soon after birth. We do have a home birth as an option for families who want more