updated Dec 28, 2020
Last updated, July 21, 2021
- CDC - up to date Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources during Covid19
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - vaccine and general info
- The Lancet - Clinical studies regarding Covid19 and Pregnancy
- The Mayo Clinic's Daily Updates
- Baystate's COVID19 Vaccine Decision Aid for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Individuals - click infographic for the full decision aid
Infographic courtesy of Baystate Health, the COVID Vaccination in Pregnancy Working Group from the University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate
A message from Denise Stern, CEO of Let Mommy Sleep:
Hello Families and thank you as always for allowing us to help and be part of your postpartum community. I’m touching in today to share what Let Mommy Sleep does on a nightly basis to prioritize the health and safety of our families and staff and to share evidence-based coronavirus information for pregnant and postpartum parents.
Below are the same practices our Nurses and Newborn Care Providers follow on a nightly basis,and I hope that brings everyone a sense of comfort during this uncertain time.
- Handwashing upon arrival to your home and throughout the night.
- Caregivers work with only 1 family at a time.
- We are quarantining (10 days minimum) between cases
- Mask wearing
- All staff has received yearly flu shots as well as: updated Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis), MMR (Measles, Mumps Rubella) and Hepatitis B. While these vaccinations do not directly protect against the coronavirus they help keep staff and families protected against other yearly illnesses that decrease immune responses.
- Caregivers haven’t travelled to any affected areas within the last several months.
- As always, if caregivers have even a suspicion of illness they will not go into your home.
All this being said, we want to be realistic about the chance that there may be service interruptions to keep staff, families and our precious newborns safe. At this time we have zero exposure and no reason to expect any interruption, but as this is an unprecedented situation, we want to manage expectations as best we can. We will do our very best to maintain continuity of care and keep in communication.
Update to the above message, July 2021- Now that our staff have all received both vaccines we are lifitng quarantine restrictions between cases and caregives may work with more than one family at a time.