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updated 1/19/2022

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:
  • Please wear a surgical mask or N95. If you don’t have one, we will give you one when you arrive. No cloth masks permitted.
  • We are moving more of our visits to virtual. You may hear from us about changing your visit to Zoom. If you feel it is important to be seen in person, please let us know.
  • If you are feeling sick or have been exposed to anyone with Covid, do not come to the birth center. We are happy to make your visit virtual or reschedule it. In these cases, please contact the on-call midwife via phone or text.
  • Your masked partner may join you if they are asymptomatic and have not been exposed to anyone with Covid. At this time, we are not able to have any children (other than the newborns) at the birth center.
For your birth:
  • We encourage you to get PCR tests frequently at the end of pregnancy. We know it is sometimes hard to find a place to do a PCR test. Here is a link to places that offer Covid testing.
  • We will also do a rapid test when you arrive in labor. You must test negative in order to remain at the birth center
  • We are now requiring rapid tests for your birth team as well. We will do these at the birth center when they arrive.
  • Your support team must test negative in order to remain at the birth center and must wear a surgical mask or N95 the entire time they are at the birth center.
  • 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.

For our postpartum home visits, we ask that anyone in the home (other than the newborn) wear a mask for the entire visit.

Licensed by the State of California

Proud Member of AABC

2300 Sutter St. Suite 301

San Francisco, CA 94115

info@sfbirthcenter.com

415-780-0848 phone

415-952-9461 fax