COVID Resources

CDC's "Considerations for Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare" Settings

Shared decision making for infant separation

Sample informed consent form for refusal to separate birthing parent and infant

AAP Infant Nutrition in Emergencies

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) Statement on Coronavirus (and ABM commentary on mother infant separation)

AWHONN Continuous Labor Support for Every Woman Statement

American Association of Family Practice COVID-19 Breastfeeding Policy

March of Dimes COVID Birth Plan (prenatal)

Evidence Based Birth (EBB) Comfort Measures for Early Labor handout for parents (prenatal or triage handout)

Post Birth Warning Signs Handout

Please let us know if you need further resources AND if you have any to share with the group - please do!!

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8 key positions proven to help labor progress (Lamaze)

Lamaze - There are additional EBB (free) videos on YouTube as well as Lamaze online childbirth classes (for a reduced fee during COVID-19) 

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Wonderful breastfeeding education videos (free) at First Droplets. (This site is by a Stanford University team made up of obstetricians, pediatricians, and lactation consultants, accompanied by a selective group of nationally recognized physicians with decades of experience in the lactation world.)

Birthing during COVID-19 by evidence based birth resources for expectant parents and providers (contains excellent Childbirth Class 'nuggets'/YouTube video links to share with mothers prenatally!)

Click here for the newly redesigned WIC website for breastfeeding promotion for expectant and new mothers

24/7 Lactation Support from PACIFY APP for WIC participants

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Mother Baby Discharge Instructions During COVID-19 

Website www.newmomhealth.com by "The Fourth Trimester Project" to be shared with moms for all topics postpartum. Also contains "Postpartum Birth Plan" that should be shared prenatally.

National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives/Institute for Healthcare Improvement Better Maternal Outcomes COVID-19 Resources

Additionally, there are 2 attachments which pertain to Expressed Breast Milk during COVID-19 (Milk bank or mom's own expressed milk)

NICU Milk for Babies COVID-19

HMBANA Milk Handling During COVID-19 Infographic

** Please note** There was a recent article which called for the disinfection of individual bags of breast milk and bottles of donor human milk in milk banking and clinical settings. This was despite statements from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that foodborne exposure is not a known transmission route. The attached infographic from the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) suggests using Aseptic Transfer Technique OR if your infection control team requires the use of a chemical disinfectant, work with your nutrition and environmental health departments to identify a disinfectant that is safe to use on food contact surfaces.

The National Breastfeeding Helpline 1-800-994-9662

M-F 9:00am to 6:00pm

West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance

c/o 409 Echols Lane

Lewisburg WV 24901

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