COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Community Midwives – California

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CALM Position Paper on Community Midwifery During the Pandemic

Summary of CALM’S POSITION ON REDUCING RISK OF SARS-COV-2 INFECTION FOR PLANNED OOH BIRTHS

Midwives have an obligation to protect themselves, their clients and the community by

  • practicing proper hand washing or using hand sanitizer when washing isn’t possible
  • reducing close contact exposures and therefore community risk by the use of telemedicine, reduced appointment schedule, shorter appointment times, outdoor appointments or a combination of the above.
  • wearing masks and asking clients/partners/doulas etc. to wear masks during in person visits and labor/birth
  • encouraging the presence of a birth partner for all laboring women and recommending the number of people present at a birth be kept to a minimum in order to protect everyone’s health
  • recommending families follow shelter in place guidelines during pregnancy and postpartum
  • properly disinfecting all supplies and equipment

CALM is assembling this resource list to support community midwives in this challenging time of COVID-19. The aim is to share up to date information so that we can all benefit. Remember that this is a new virus and research is being released daily so please do your due diligence and do your own research as well.

Mask Resources

Steps for Safe Redonning (Reuse) of N95 Respirators

N95 filtering facepiece respirator decontamination

COVID-19 Masks Resource List

Practice Guidelines

Best Practice Guidelines for Collaboration - Community Midwives and Specialists

A set of practice guidelines

Resources

COVID-19 Links

FAQ for Community Birth and COVID-19

Resources from other organizations

CPQCC and CMQCC COVID-19 Resources for Maternal and Infant Health

Lehe Spiegelman, registered midwife in Canada shares two videos on COVID19 response organization of community midwifery supplies:

Midwives College of Utah: Resources for Health Care Professionals

Barbara Harper: Keeping Water Birth Safe During COVID-19

Elephant Circle: Community Birth and Pandemic Planning

National Academies Policy Brief -- Birth Settings in America: Outcomes, Quality, Access, and Choice 

Virtual Consult Best Practices for Lactation Consultants

Safeguarding Maternal Health and Rights in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Supplies and Medications

McKesson Problem

McKesson acknowledgement of misoprostol authorization for CA LMs

Other

UCSF Launches PRIORITY_ Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTRY

Information about unemployment benefits and self-employment assistance