Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus that experts believe spreads person-to-person through close contact. It can also spread through surfaces, especially if a person touches something with the virus on it then touches their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands.
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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have to enforce restricted visiting standards. The visiting guidelines have been updated to protect all patients, visitors and staff. Below are the visiting standards based on your situation.
Allina Health visiting standards:
More information about COVID-19 from Allina Health: Allinahealth.org/coronavirus
Children’s Minnesota visiting standards:
While it appears adults with underlying medical conditions, including asthma and diabetes, appear to be at higher risk for severe coronavirus disease, as an expecting parent you may be wondering how does this virus affect pregnant women and their unborn babies.
Get the answers to commonly asked questions that expectant parents have about COVID-19. Read the article.
At this time, Allina Health and The Mother Baby Center have temporarily suspended water births.
In an effort to limit your exposure to COVID-19 while continuing essential prenatal care, we are minimizing the need for in-person visits. We are making changes in our appointment scheduling for all low-risk, well pregnant persons.
Call your OB team if you have any concerns or questions about your pregnancy or labor, or if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
The Mother Baby Center will test all patients for COVID-19 who are 39 weeks or greater in their pregnancy.
As our commitment to keep our patients and staff safe, all patients who are 39 weeks or greater in their pregnancy will undergo COVID-19 testing prior to giving birth at The Mother Baby Center. Patients will be asked to quarantine themselves following their test.
COVID-19 testing will be by appointment only and is available for The Mother Baby Center patients and must be scheduled at select Allina Health clinics. For non-Allina Health OBGYN patients, we will accept tests from outside facilities.
Please contact your OB team with any concerns or questions.