San Francisco Birth Center Families,
We hope you are finding peace and connection. As always, we are honored to be caring for you during this precious time in your lives and are balancing our feelings of concern about your health with the joy we feel to welcome new life into this world.
We are continually updating our practices to help keep you safe during this pandemic.
For clinic visits, masks are still required in healthcare settings, including at SF Birth Center in both the waiting room and during your appointment. Your masked partner may join you if they are asymptomatic. At this time, we are not able to have any children (other than the newborns) at the birth center.
If you have been exposed to anyone with known or suspected Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks, or if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or another illness, please let us know in advance of your visit. We will happily set up a virtual visit and get you back to the birth center as soon as it is safe. In these cases, please contact the on-call midwife via phone or text.
We are presently limiting the number of support people during labor to two: a partner (or other family member) and a doula, if you have one. We ask that any other family members or support people stay home.
In order to be mask-free for labor (this is only for the pregnant person, everyone else must remain masked), we require a recent negative PCR test (within five days). If you have not had a negative PCR test within five days, we will administer a rapid Covid-19 test when you arrive in labor.
For our postpartum home visits, we ask that anyone in the home (other than the newborn) wear a mask for the entire visit.
2300 Sutter St. Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94115