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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to speak directly with a lactation consultant to determine which appointment is best and schedule.
No current mask requirements
Yes! Many women experience birth anxiety and it is an important issue to address. We encourage our patients to discuss their specific concerns with their provider. In addition our childbirth classes provide many coping strategies. This brief video by IOWEME addressing birth anxiety and provides many helpful hints https://youtu.be/P2mPfsgfBPc
If birth anxiety is related to a past pregnancy loss a support group provided by 3Hopeful Hearts may be helpful https://www.3hopefulhearts.com/support-groups/pregnancyparenting-after-loss/
Make an appointment for your OB intake appointment at the Women’s Clinic. This will be an opportunity to talk about your pregnancy symptoms, receive some guidelines for the healthiest pregnancy possible, and gain knowledge about your pregnancy care and insurance coverage.
We know the minute you see that positive pregnancy test you may have questions about what you should do right away- so even before we see you for that first appointment- here are the Women’s Clinics’ providers top ten suggestions:
- Take a prenatal vitamin with 200 mg of DHA and 800 mcg of Folic Acid
- Eat a variety of foods & try to get 1200 mg of Calcium/day
- Limit caffeine to 200 mg/day
- Drink 3-4 liters of water/day
- Use alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other recreational drugs
- Eat raw or under cooked fish or meats or drink anything unpasteurized
- Expose yourself to chronic, high stress
- Travel to places with a CDC Zika warning
- Change the cat litter
Approved Medications for Pregnancy
Cold, Allergies, Hay Fever
- Robitussin (plain)
- Milk of Magnesia
- Preparation H or HC
- Witch Hazel
- Slow Fe
- Vitamin B6 (10-25mg 3-4 times per day)
- Unisom 25mg (Take 1/2 tablet up to 3-4 times per day)