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Covid19 and late transfers of care

Updated: Apr 9

We have begun to receive numerous inquiries from expectant families wishing to transfer care late in pregnancy due to the current worldwide health pandemic. Our team is working continually to ensure we can provide care for anyone who desires an out of hospital birth.

If you are interested or plan to transfer care, we ask that you take the following steps. Here are our guidelines:

Please fill out our contact form here and add the following in the comments box and we will get back to you ASAP:

https://www.meadowsweetmidwifery.com/contact

*Estimated Due Date: *What number baby is this? *Have you had a previous cesarean birth? If so how many? Have you had a vaginal birth since? *Where are you located? Exact address please, as we will be providing care in your home. *If you have insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card and drivers license so we can submit to our insurance biller. Our fees are paid for in advance of insurance reimbursement. Our midwifery services can be paid using any major credit cards or cash (fill out above contact for pricing) *****Request your complete prenatal records ASAP and any relevant health records from your current provider and have them faxed to our office or bring them with you. Our fax number is: (866)580-0028.****** Our midwives must be able to review your prenatal records, in full, PRIOR to your initial visit (request records ASAP, it can take some time) We are doing Zoom consultations with our midwives. Familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations followed by licensed midwives in the state of Colorado. We follow the legislated risk criteria meticulously, and potential clients must be healthy and low-risk (see below for risk out factors). Here is a link to our rules for more information:https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/GenerateRulePdf.do… Please take the time to read the study below, and watch the movie ‘Why Not Home” to educate yourself more on the process of an out of hospital birth.


https://mana.org/healthcare-poli…/homebirth-study-fact-sheet


https://mana.org/…/…/files/pdfs/MANAHBData04-09FactSheet.pdf

Why not home

Am I a good candidate for homebirth? Colorado’s risk out factors: Diabetes Hypertension (high blood pressure) Pulmonary disease or cardiac disease (which interferes with daily activities of living) Thrombophlebitis or pulmonary embolism Hematological or coagulation disorders (leukemia or sickle cell anemia) Seizures Hepatitis B, HIV positive, AIDS Current use of psychotropic medications Current substance abuse with drugs or alcohol VBAC- Cesarean with a due date LESS than 18 months from your pervious birth (email for clarification) Rh sensitization (positive antibody screen Rh negative blood type moms) Placenta previa Incompetent cervix Twins Breech presentation Infected with COVID-19 or has any current illness in the home (cold or flu) May be other risk out factors, pending review of records (use contact for clarification) We look forward to hearing from you! With love and hope, Melissa Sexton CPM, RM, and Samantha Venn Intern Midwife

2201 Kipling Street Suite 201

Lakewood, CO 80215

midwives@meadowsweetmidwifery.com

Tel: (720) 606-9996

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