TO OUR CLIENTS:
We acknowledge many of you may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious during this Covid-19 pandemic. Please be assured that we as a group are here for you. We are doing our best to stay informed and up to date on all recent developments and recommendations and will continue to do so.
We will keep our clinic open to continue to provide you with essential care. Please do not come for your appointment if you are feeling unwell and or are experiencing flu like symptoms or have been exposed to anyone who is ill. Call us to stay home and we will conduct a phone appointment during your scheduled appointment time.
The health and safety of you and your baby is our main priority as such we ask you be on time for your appointment and come alone. We have staggered and shortened our appointments so you don't have to come into contact with anyone other than our core staff when you attend a clinic appointment. You will be asked to sanitize your hands before and after your visit. We have put in place stringent cleaning practices in our clinic to ensure your health and safety. Additionally, we have removed all toys, and unnecessary soft furnishings and our staff wear masks and practice proper hand washing.
Midwife On-Call 778-595-0999 (urgent concerns only)
Address 101-10300 10th street
Dawson Creek BC, V1G 3T6
Doulas and COVID-19
Doulas are essential birth workers and are permitted in the Dawson Creek and District Hospital during COVID-19, doulas do not count towards your one support person. Bloom doulas are taking extra precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 and following the recommended guidelines.
As supported by both The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) and The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), doulas are an important part of the care team and provide informational and emotional support as well as comfort measures for patients during birth. Numerous clinical trials show that when doulas are present for families, healthier outcomes are possible. According to the Cochrane database, “Continuous support during labour may improve outcomes for women and infants, including increased spontaneous vaginal birth, shorter duration of labour, and decreased caesarean birth, instrumental vaginal birth, use of any analgesia, use of regional analgesia, low five-minute Apgar score and negative feelings about childbirth experiences.”(2017, Bohren et al. ” Continuous support for women during childbirth.” 2017