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 in-person clinic visits, 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 in the last 2 weeks, or if you have any symptoms of COVID, 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.
We will now be doing a Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test on each client upon arrival in labor. The result comes back in about 15 minutes, at which point you will be able to be mask-free for the rest of labor (this is only for the pregnant person, everyone else must remain masked).
For our postpartum home visits, we ask that you open the windows for at least an hour before we arrive, use an air purifier if you have one, and anyone in the home (other than the newborn) wear a mask for the entire visit.
2300 Sutter St. Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94115