Hofstra National Public Health Week Event: Birth Equity Concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Shared screen with speaker view
Hello Everyone! Just a reminder, feel free to drop your questions in the chat. We will be sure to answer all questions towards the end of the event.
Sherene A Lambert
Are pregnant women opting for home births due to the spread of COVID-19? What are the pros and cons of home births?
Dr. Odunsi: Have there been any changes to testing or monitoring during labor and delivery?
Do you think COVID will cause more high risk pregnancy/child births because of the stress of the pandemic? Have you seen more than usual so far?
Kita Mason Battle - BoardSource
Are there still hospitals that are not allowing a partner in the labor and delivery room? If so- how are moms to prepare for someone to advocate for them during and after.
We do universal testing. We are having many asymptomatic patients. How do you feel about mothers wearing a mask and breastfeeding? I am concerned about the long term PTSD and breastfeeding failure. Our mothers are leaving at 48 hours for c/section and 24 hours for vaginal delivery.
Takiya: Are pregnant women who have tested positive for COVID still potentially eligible for a home birth?
all/anyone: could you comment on how our strained HC infrastructure disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable
After my baby is born, I wanted to have my family visit but they are from out of state. Do you think this could be safe in late May?
Is this lack of follow up very different from before COVID-19? Was there a better system in place to check in with mothers after delivery before the inundation?
Te-Ana: Are there any resources you are aware of that new mothers can access during the postpartum period?
Takiya: Are pregnant women who tested positive for COVID still potentially eligible for a home birth?
Locally the Long Island Doula Association is also participating in a 24 hotline
There are conflicting messages about separation of mom and baby if mom tests positive for COVID. Does the research lean towards keeping mom and baby together with precautions so that baby can be breastfeed and receive antibodies? or is separation best?
Have you seen a rise in postpartum blues or depression in your clients? how do you manage that?
Local Le Leche League meetings are still going on with Zoom so that is a help for new moms and breastfeeding!
I’ve heard hospitals are sending partners home after 4 hours and women are being transferred to separate facilities. How long can we expect this to be the case? Is this happening everywhere?
Mount Sinai South Nassau is offering Lactation Consultation in hospital. Unfortunately, some IBCLC are out sick, so not all patients get a chance to be seen.
to any/all: have there been more complications with pregnancy/childbirth because of the stress from COVID than normal?
Mount Sinai South Nassaudo offer breastfeeding Tele Health section with IBCLCs, virtual breastfeeding and postpartum support group.
NYU Winthrop is calling all mothers 24 hours birth for lactation support. We did not do this before covid-19. We have given mothers telehealth numbers to help.
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Great webinar! Thank you!
Thank you so much for doing this. Stay well
Rachel Connolly Kwock
This was interesting! Thank you