Frequently Asked Questions
No! Our classes are going strong- with both virtual and in person formats available throughout 2021.. Please see individual class descriptions for more information.
We don’t have a lot of specific information on how COVID-19 affects pregnant women. What we do know is that “pregnant women experience changes in their bodies that may increase their risk of some infections. With viruses from the same family as COVID-19, and other viral respiratory infections, such as influenza, women have had a higher risk of developing severe illness (CDC, 2020).”
For this reason we are taking extra precautions as directed by federal, state, and county public health authorities to protect our patients by using the best information available at this time.
You can read more about pregnancy and COVID-19 here.
Breast milk provides protection against many illnesses and it is rarely recommended to discontinue breastfeeding due to illness because of the unique immune protective properties in breastmilk. In limited studies on women with COVID-19 and another corona virus infection, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), the virus has not been detected in breast milk; however we do not know whether mothers with COVID-19 can transmit the virus via breast milk(CDC, 2020).” What is known is that it is not the typical route of transmission for upper respiratory illnesses. We also know that babies who are not fed breastmilk are more susceptible to URI and GI infections. It is for this reason that the CDC is currently recommending that breastfeeding be continued and that women communicate and work with their care team to determine the best course of action in their particular situation.
You can read more about these recommendations from the CDC here.
If you have additional breastfeeding or lactation questions please reach out to our lactation consultants at 970.493.7442 ext 3951.
On March 16th The Women’s Clinic has made the following changes in the interest of patient and staff safety.
- All healthcare workers with direct patient contact will be wearing surgical respiratory masks.
- At this time, we are requiring masks to be worn by both patients and our team in clinic to ensure your safety and ours.
- Patients may bring 1 support person with them to appointments.
- No children under 16 years old with the exception of newborns will be allowed to attend appointments with the patient.
- There will be no walk up scheduling in our phone departments until further notice. Patients will need to call to make appointments. Clinical staff can also schedule appointments for patients who need immediate follow-up appointments.
Our goal is to minimize the number of people coming through the clinic at this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to implement protocols to provide the highest level of care and safety.
We are now offering Telehealth appointments for patient safety and convenience.
We are currently operating during our normal business hours, 8-5pm Monday-Thursday and 8-4pm on Fridays. Telehealth appointments continue to be available to patients. Our Greeley office is now closed.
Yes, we are able to provide many appointment types via Telehealth. Please call the office to see if your appointment qualifies and to schedule. We use the platform ZOOM and you do not need an account to participate in a visit, but you will need a phone or computer with audio and video capability. We have put together a guide for using the ZOOM Telehealth platform for your appointment.
Yes! We are seeing our prenatal and postpartum patients through our Telehealth platform and in the office if necessary. The Telehealth option for lactation allows for flexible and prompt appointment scheduling and is an excellent way to receive breastfeeding support. All patients can call 970-493-7442 ext 3951 or email email@example.com to speak directly with a lactation consultant to determine which appointment is best and schedule.
No current mask requirements
We have reviewed our policies and protocols with the health department to assure we are compliant with their guidelines and to confirm that we are maintaining a safe environment for our patients and employees. We are staying vigilant during this difficult pandemic period. We are screening our employees, requiring masks be worn by all of our employees and patients, restricting guests in our lobbies, and implementing extra cleaning after each patient. We continue to vigorously manage this process and we are in regularly communication with the healthcare system and the health department to monitor changes in guidelines.
If you experience any of the following symptoms you should reschedule your appointment and call your primary care provider.
- Shortness of breath
- Body or muscle ache
- Sore throat
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Loss of smell or taste