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Flagstaff Doulas Covid-19 response

COVID-19:
The spread of COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of birthing, including birth support. We make every effort to stay abreast of COVID-related news and local policies. Flagstaff Medical Center is changing their policies surrounding visitors depending on the COVID-19 numbers in our community. We are bound to hospital policy regarding doulas but will encourage you to reach out directly to the L&D department with specific questions about their policy. We will work together to allow our presence in the birthing space and will abide by the restrictions in place. If we are not permitted in the hospital at the time of your labor, we will provide extra support before labor to prepare you and your partner, will provide labor support before going to your birth place, help you get to and into the hospital and offer virtual support during labor.

Additionally, we take personal precautions to protect the health of myself and my clients. We follow best practices to reduce the risk of transmission, including but not limited to frequent hand washing, social distancing, wearing a mask in public (this includes in the birthing space), and avoiding gatherings. We monitor ourselves and family for symptoms of COVID-19. If we have any symptoms leading up to your due date, we will inform you and will rely on your other team doula to support you. We ask that clients take similar precautions. We are able to continue providing in person support to laboring families at homebirths.    Currently, only one visitor is allowed visitation at FMC and Verde Valley. 

We are taking precautions to keep everyone safe.

  • We are conducting many meetings virtually to keep everyone safe.  

  • We require masks to be worn during all in person visits. 

  • Please let us know if you are experiencing any signs of sickness and we will reschedule our appointments or move to a virtual format.

  • Please let us know if you have been exposed to anyone that has gotten sick or tested positive for Covid-19. 

 

Classes:

All our classes and support groups have been moved to a virtual setting on Zoom or outside.