Client Update Letter 3.16.2021

Dear TMC clients,

We hope all of you are staying safe and well as we work through the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to these icreased vaccination rates, we are happy to share these reminders and updates with TMC policies.  

  • We ask that you come alone for most in-person prenatal and postpartum visits. We are happy to welcome back one support person for the initial prenatal visit, and for visits at 36 weeks until delivery. 
  • We ask that support people mask strictly and maintain physical distance from other clients in our waiting room.  Although we miss children in the center, we ask that they continue to remain at home at this time.  
  • We continue to welcome your support people via phone or video call during your in-person appointments (for visits between the initial appointment and 36 weeks) and telehealth visits with us. You may also request all in-person visits at this time. 
  • You can still have your two support people during labor and birth. They will need to be screened for Covid-19 risk and stay strictly masked while at TMC. 
  • We ask that you do not bring food or beverages into the center for your prenatal or office visits.
  • We are happy to again offer waterbirth.  We will discuss the potential risks of exposure to Covid-19 with waterbirth during your prenatal visits.  
  • Our midwives offer a group zoom meeting for clients in their third trimester. This one-hour meeting can be used to answer all your questions about labor and birth at TMC during the pandemic.  
  • We continue to ask that clients return to TMC for the immediate postpartum visits within 1-3 days after birth.
  • Our library is once again available to clients. 
  • We ask that clients limit travel close to their due dates to reduce the risk of Covid-19 exposure.

For the remainder of the pandemic we know that the best strategy to beat COVID-19 remains one of prevention:  

  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Wear a mask at all times when in the company of others, unless all people are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain physical distancing

Please understand that if you are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and have an exposure to Covid-19 or an active Covid-19 illness for yourself or in your household you will not be able to be seen in-person for a visit or come to the center in labor. Please continue to communicate with us and if you are sick or exposed to Covid-19, it helps us maintain both the safety of your pregnancy and our community. We will be happy to see you for telehealth visits.  We do not have access to vaccines for Covid-19 at this time.  We are encouraging pregnant clients to seek out appointments in the community for the vaccine if desired.

We know these prevention measures are difficult, but we know they will help us get through this pandemic together. 

With thanks, 

TMC Providers and Staff