For your safety and those of the other families your midwife cares for we ask that you:

– Not attend to our clinic if you have any signs and symptoms of illness
– Arrive as close to the time of your appointment, as possible
– Attend your appointment on your own or with 1 adult support person
– Wear a face mask, your midwife can provide you a medical mask to use at your appointment
– Practice hand hygiene upon the arrival of your appointment with the provided hand sanitizer

As many other sectors loosen COVID-19 restrictions including mandatory masking, healthcare sectors will continue with this requirement. Although we acknowledge the importance of returning to a “new normal”, we have to weigh this up with the risk of COVID-19 to the demographic we service.  The nature of our clients are of a vulnerable sector (pregnant persons and infants), and some of our pregnant clients have chosen to wait until after delivery to vaccinate.  As infants are not eligible for vaccination, we feel it is our duty to continue to protect those who are vulnerable by limiting access to our clinic space to clients, their newborn infants and 1 adult support person. We require masking by adults at all times while in the clinic.

We anticipate allowing children and other families to return to our clinic space in the near future, but we request that children do not attend to appointments at this time. If you are finding it challenging to arrange childcare for prenatal appointments, please speak to your midwife.

We want to assure all of our clients that their best interests and safety are always a top priority as we continue to try and normalize pregnancy and birth through these very non-normal times. 

If you are finding it difficult to cope with these times, please speak to your midwife.  There are also some excellent resources offered in our communities.

Thank you again for being the best clients!  We truly appreciate each and every one of you.

Womancare Midwives