In The News: Delivering a baby during COVID? New standards keep moms safe and happy
September 24, 2020
New Day Northwest's Kim Holcomb talked with Sandy Salmon, director of women and infants' services at the Overlake Childbirth Center, about the changes to the protocol surrounding child birth and what expecting families should ask before picking their delivery location.
From the story, "Overlake Medical Center was an early adopter of many safety measures, including screening all patients, staff, and visitors for COVID-19. The center also implemented universal mask-wearing, so everyone entering campus is masked up. While patients don’t have to be masked inside their rooms, staff wears a mask at all times.
Many classes including childbirth prep and breastfeeding basics have gone virtual and online support groups provide an open space for women to lean on each other. Dr. Salmon advises patients to continue going to all doctor’s appointments to ensure a healthy pregnancy."
Read the full article here.