Celebrate Birth’s COVID-19 Plan
In this unprecedented time, we want you to know that we are staying up-to-date with the changing guidelines and policies set forth by the CDC and by ACOG to help keep our clients healthy, safe, and informed. As healthcare providers, we want to make sure we are supporting you through awareness and education as it pertains to the COVID-19 situation.
We have adjusted our own policies and procedures to accommodate this unique health climate we are living in, in order to best serve and protect our families and their precious little ones.
As a current client, here is what you can expect:
- We request that you attend your prenatal appointments on your own, without other children or adults if possible.
- You (and whomever you bring to the appointment) will be screened before entering the building, which will include having temperatures taken. The thermometer will be sanitized before and after each use. Any temperature above 99.9 will be rescheduled.
- Only one client (and their family) will be permitted in the building at a time.
- If you are scheduled to make a payment at your appointment, we request that you pay online via an emailed invoice if you are able.
- All hard surfaces touched by both client and staff will be sanitized in between each appointment and more often if needed.
- Postpartum appointments will take place on a separate day, different from prenatal appointments, and clients will have the option to request that the appointment take place over the phone instead of in our office.
- Midwives and supporting staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when in close proximity to others in order to protect both the clients and themselves.
For new clients coming into care:
- Your online medical profile (which will be emailed to you) must be completed prior to your first appointment with our practice.
- If you have private insurance, your Verification of Benefits must be processed prior to your first appointment. (https://celebratebirth.info/services/#Financial-Information) Please note: the VOB may take 2 weeks or longer to be processed.
- If you are transferring from another practice, we will need to review your records from this pregnancy prior to setting your first appointment. Our office can help you with this.
At this time, we have not placed any restrictions on the number of people clients are permitted to have on their support team during their birth, though we do strongly advise that clients exercise caution and only invite the most essential members of this team to attend. Whomever is present at the birth, including the laboring mother and staff, will be thoroughly screened for signs and symptoms of illness. Anyone who does not pass the screening process will not be permitted to enter the birth center.
As a midwifery practice, we are known for providing our clients with safe, responsible care while offering a birthing environment where they can feel comfortable and supported, whether that be at our birth center or in their own home. This has not changed. We remain as committed as ever to safe birthing practices and we are ready to support our clients through this experience.
ALL OF OUR CLIENTS CAN EXPECT 24/7 support from our midwives and staff. For non-emergent questions, please contact our office number 863-680-2229, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us through Maternity Neighborhood. For more time-sensitive concerns or if you are experiencing signs of labor, please use our on-call number.