As a community-practice Nurse Midwife I realize I can meet needs to reduce COVID exposure to women and families, and I am committed to adapting and recruiting help as needed during this crisis response. I am currently working from my home and your home, which means you do not have to be around other people in an office or hospital.
Here's what I can offer,
Prenatal care and homebirth is my standard practice, and I am keeping my standards and protocols intact unless true emergency response is needed. Transferring into my care for homebirth reduces your chance of being around a lot of people at birth, but all birth setting carry risks. Learn more HERE.
Current contact precautions: More visit and education time is doneonline or by phone. In-person visits we both wear masks and may use outside seating some. When entering each other's homes, we both put on clean clothes, wear masks and wash in/out.
If there is a way I can provide a service to you from my outdoor office or your home, then I am willing to itemize that service, which means you pay for that one visit and then resume traditional care with your regular providers.
Yes, I am serious about adapting and reducing risks to me and you. Being outside is better for infection control than inside, so here's how that may work!
Drive into my carport, where I can have a table set up for my supplies and cleaning/PPE process. (I put on a clean clothing cover-up, mask and gloves). I can see you and baby in your space so you are protected from exposure. Here's some example visits that can be done this way.
Visits where we will sit and talk (more history taking, education, problem solving, naturopathy consults) can be done on my back deck patio, which is covered and we can sit several feet away, wearing masks... this allows us to keep the longer-visit fashion safe.
I will open my online schedule.
Choose location: MM Carport
Don't see what you need? Choose Other and pay the deposit. Then, pay the rest after the visit is itemized accord to time & service provided.
You will pay online with credit card or HSA card.
An invoice is automatically generated with the service and ICD10, CPT codes.
Check your email for the invoice.
You can submit this invoice to your insurance as an out-of-network expense.