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, no matter what’s happening in the news, and I hope that brings everyone a sense of comfort during this uncertain time.
- Handwashing upon arrival to your home and throughout the night.
- 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.
- 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 as more cases and exposure sites are identified. 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 will keep in communication.
CDC - up to date Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources during Covid19
National Perinatal Association - Questions and Answers about developing cases.
The Lancet - Clinical studies regarding Covid19 and Pregnancy
The Mayo Clinic's Daily Updates