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Updated COVID-19 Policies for Lifecycle WomanCare, Effective May 17, 2021

14 May Updated COVID-19 Policies for Lifecycle WomanCare, Effective May 17, 2021

COVID-19 Policy UpdateIn light of the CDC’s latest recommendations regarding the pandemic, Lifecycle WomanCare will be implementing some changes to our current COVID-19 policies effective May 17, 2021.

It is important to remember that pregnant people are at a higher risk of complications if they contract COVID-19. As such, we will continue to move forward with caution to ensure that our clients are protected when they are in our care.

Please review the following updates and reminders thoroughly.

WHAT’S NEW:

  • One masked partner may accompany a pregnant client to their first prenatal appointment and to each prenatal appointment starting at 36 weeks.
    • Partners are permitted to come to the waiting room for check-in. However, if space is limited, they may be asked to wait outside or in a separate waiting area until the appointment begins.
    • At our Bryn Mawr office, there will be an additional waiting area in the basement.
    • At our South Philly office, there will be chairs available outside.
  • Clients may have a masked support person during lactation visits.
  • One masked support person may accompany clients under the age of 18 during gynecological appointments.
  • Everyone coming to LWC is required to wear a surgical face mask or a cloth face mask. Gaiters are NOT an acceptable form of face covering.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • Masks must be worn properly (up and over your nose) for the entirety of your visit.
  • Partners, support people, and doulas in attendance at a birth must keep their mask on at all times. Clients who are in labor do not need to wear a mask.
  • Children are not yet permitted to attend office visits or births.
  • When partners are unable to attend appointments in-person, they are allowed (and encouraged!) to participate virtually via Facetime or Zoom.
  • If you have any symptoms of concern or a known exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual prior to your appointment, please call us to discuss alternate options. Symptoms of concern include:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

 

We appreciate your ongoing cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 610.525.6086 to discuss.

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