After a rather lengthy list of requirements being met, I am so happy to announce that I am APPROVED to be with you in the birth space at any Novant area hospital!
When the COVID-19 pandemic started and all area hospitals restricted visitation, your doula OR birthing partner were allowed in the room to support you, not both. Now that I am approved to attend births at Novant hospitals, I will NO LONGER be considered a visitor.
Simplified, this means that while you are still only allowed one visitor, I won't be included in that count. You can now officially have myself AND your birth partner present!
There is a catch, but one I think isn't all that bad. You, your birth partner, and I will still be screened at the door. Once we pass, you will be tested for COVID-19. (You can of course decline this test, but I will no longer be able to accompany you, as they will treat you as positive). Now, if you ARE positive, I will not be able to accompany you. Your birth partner WILL be able to attend. You will need to wear masks the entire birth. However, when you are tested and results state you're negative, all is good!
If you're interested in having a labor/birth doula for your upcoming birth, please don't hesitate to reach out. I offer free consultations and would love to talk about how I may be able to support you in the birth space!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Mindful Family Wellness, LLC