COVID-19 Precautions and Policies for "Let It Be Birth" Doulas
- Our doulas are Covid-tested "frequently" now that testing is readily available. Please as your doula about her most recent test date and status. We are also all fully vaccinated, get annual flu shots and are even vaccinated for things you've probably never heard of due to our international work.
- All client interviews will be over Zoom for the foreseeable future
- All prenatal visits will be over Zoom for the foreseeable future. In the rare circumstance that an in-person prenatal visit is needed (breech baby, malpositioned baby or high anxiety client) we are open to this as long as you understand we will be masked for the duration of the visit.
- Early Labor support and Prodromal* Labor Support will be in-person in the clients home if needed, doulas will be masked at all times in the client's home, clients do not need to be masked in their home.
- Doulas will be masked for all time spent with laboring clients in or out of the hospital and we will be following each hospital's standard rules for in/out room privileges.
- Our Partnership Doulas will NOT be swapping in/out with each other during births, no matter where they are (home, birthing center or hospital) or how long they are until the case:rate of Covid-19 has dropped and the county is in Phase 3 of reopening.
- Our Partnership Doula duos will be socially isolating from each other to ensure that in the event of COVID exposure to one doula, the other doula will be available for births.
- If the client requests additional Postpartum Doula Services, the doula who attended their birth will be the one we strive to have present for in-person postpartum support. This is not always possible, but it will be our strong preference to limit exposure.
*prodromal labor is an abnormally long early labor or "false labor" phase that usually requires some fetal positioning magic and in-person reassurance that while uncommon, it is normal.