Hey Mama Lactation and Perinatal Care
Illness/COVID19 Policy
Updated 4/2021

This year, there has been a lot of discussion regarding cold and flu illnesses, and recently COVID-19 also know as the Coronavirus has entered the chat. To ease your fears regarding transmission of any illness, I thought it would be helpful to let you know what I do to help protect you and your family:

  • I will wear a mask for the duration of our visit together, frequently use hand sanitizer, and wear fresh gloves as applicable.
  • Equipment used including baby scale, ipad/iphone, head lamp, etc… are sanitized before, during, and after our visit.
  • I only visit one family per day to reduce cross-contamination.
I do home visits following New Jersey’s Department of Health guidelines and the Center for
Disease Control guidelines.

I do not do home visits if I have a fever, new known symptoms like a cough or sore throat, if I
have had known exposure to someone with COVID-19 or other communicable illnesses, or if I
have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

When booking an in-home visit, you are acknowledging that you or no one in your household:
-Experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat,
muscle pain, shivering, headache, or new loss of taste or smell)
-Has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
-Were recently in a large crowd where social distancing was hard to maintain
-Recently travelled to an area or a state with high COVID-19 infection rates
If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, please contact me immediately.

For our visit, only the parent(s) of the baby should be present in the room where we meet. I will be wearing a mask and I ask that you do*, too (regardless of vaccination status) (babies should not wear masks of course!). When I arrive, I will wash my hands, then wipe down and set up my equipment. I will use hand sanitizer and hand washing throughout the visit. If I do an oral exam on baby or if I am touching any areas with bodily fluids, I will wear gloves. I will try to maintain distance between you and baby, but it may not be possible for the entire visit, and usually I will be holding baby at some point. I currently only do one home visit per day to avoid bringing germs from house to house. All members of my household take social distancing and stay-at-home orders very seriously and have done so since March!

*If for any reason you are unable to use a face mask, please explore using our virtual services. We take the health and safety of our staff members very seriously. Refusal to wear a mask during an in-home visit in progress will result in immediate cancellation of your services without a refund.

It is always my #1 goal to keep families safe and healthy, and now that is more important
than ever. However, of course, there is still risk involved with home visits as I cannot control
everything. If I find out that I had a COVID exposure that may have occurred around the time of
your visit I will notify you immediately.
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