COVID-19: Who can or should attend my home birth?

At any other time in Kentucky’s history, your midwife would likely not have asked you to limit the amount of support people at your birth. However, with the current social distancing practices employed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, it is very likely that your midwife may ask you to reduce the amount of people at your birth to only those who are absolutely necessary. This may mean having only your partner (if you have one) and your hired doula at your birth. Usually your other children, birth photographers, or immediate family members are welcomed and encouraged to attend if it is your wish, but during the outbreak it’s necessary to limit your and the midwife’s exposure to possible carriers of infection. Please take this into consideration if you are planning to give birth at home during this time.

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