Note: Protocols and best practices for Covid-19 are changing rapidly. We are staying up-to-date on all recomendations and remain in close communication with our clients about updates to our protocols. The following is a base guideline and may need updating. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
During this time of social distancing and self quarantine to reduce the risk of COVID exposure, a lot of people have questions about how these precautions will affect their pregnancy, their preferred place of birth and their newborn in the postpartum. The choice of a prenatal and postpartum care provider and a birth location remain very personal decisions and are based on unique factors to the person, family, and pregnancy. Each person may have a different outlook when it comes to hospital-based care vs home-based care, but the bottom line is: you are the expert on where you feel the safest and most supported during your pregnancy and postpartum.
Coyote Midwifery is dedicated to providing prenatal / postpartum care and home birth to our community. The health and safety of our clients and the safety of Coyote midwives and families is paramount as we move forward. We have developed a COVID risk reduction protocol, based on the recommendations outlined by the CDC (found here), that we as midwives will follow while providing care to all who are in need of home-based care.
Risk reduction protocol:
As information continues to roll in we will continue to review and update this protocol. We know as providers we can always be better. If you have any requests on how we can make you feel more safe during your home appointment or birth, please let us know!
To learn more about the updated services being offered by Coyote Midwifery at this time, click here.
For more information from the CDC on COVID and pregnancy, click here.
For information from MD, Midwife and Herbalist, Aviva Romm, click here.