COVID-19: HOSPITAL & BIRTH CENTER POLICY

We have created this page to keep y'all updated without bombarding you with emails 

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ARE DOULAS CURRENTLY ALLOWED IN THE HOSPITAL?

The big question, can my Doula support me in the Hospital or Birth Center?

The short answer is, maybe...?

 

The Austin birth community has been getting some conflicting information on which hospitals and birthing places will allow doula support and which ones will not. It's changing constantly, flip-flopping back and forth. We are fortunate to have some internal contacts, but even with that our heads are spinning. Here is our Captain's Log:

*Some hospitals are enforcing COVID-19 testing upon check-in. If a client tests positive the Doula may choose to leave to prevent further exposure and potential spread

ST. DAVIDS

ST. DAVIDS - NORTH (NAMC): Doulas allowed, ATX Doulas last supported a client on May 16, 2020

ST. DAVIDS - MAIN: Doulas allowed. ATX Doulas last supported a client on May 5, 2020. They are taking temperatures and checking credentials.

ST. DAVIDS - SOUTH: Testing all laboring people at check-in for COVID-19. ATX Doulas last supported a client on May 23, 2020

ST. DAVIDS - GEORGETOWN: Partner only. We have not had the opportunity to try since COVID-19 pandemic hit Austin

BIRTH CENTERS

AUSTIN AREA BIRTH CENTER - NORTH: Doulas allowed

AUSTIN AREA BIRTH CENTER - SOUTH: Doulas allowed

NATURAL BEGINNINGS BIRTH CENTER: Doulas allowed

CENTRAL TEXAS BIRTH CENTER: Doulas allowed

BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS BIRTH CENTER: Doulas allowed

BIRTHWISE BIRTH CENTER: Doulas allowed that have not attended a hospital within two weeks

SETON/ASCENSION

SETON - CENTRAL: We are currently offering Virtual Support for clients delivering at Seton. Seton policy of one support person only.

SETON - NW: Partner only. We have not had the opportunity to try since COVID-19 pandemic hit Austin

BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE

BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE - LAKEWAY: Partner only. We tried but were not allowed in on May14, 2020 

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