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Switching from Hospital to Home Birth during KY’s COVID-19 Outbreak

If you have planned a hospital birth but are now considering home birth due to the COVID-19 virus or the recent change in your hospital’s support person/visitor policy, this post is for you! Planning a home birth for the first time will have you asking lots of questions, but quickly switching to a planned home birth during a pandemic is an entirely different predicament. The first question many ask is, “Where do I find a midwife?” or, “Is home birth…

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COVID-19 and Birth in Kentucky

The policies and realities in many hospitals across Kentucky and across the world are rapidly changing as these facilities work to deal with COVID-19. This has caused a great deal of uncertainty for birthing people. Here are a few resources for those birthing in Kentucky. Currently, our volunteers and other birth professionals are working rapidly to transmit a letter to all Kentucky birthing hospitals to urge them to continue to allow doulas. Doulas are not visitors. We are also planning…

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