COVID-19 Resources

**Last updated October 24, 2020. I will be keeping this page updated with information and resources as I receive them.**

As of September 22, 2020: All Central Iowa hospitals have re-opened their hospitals to doulas, including MercyOne Des Moines, Unity Point Downtown Des Moines, Methodist West, Lutheran, Broadlawns, Mary Greeley Hospital, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. In-person doula support is allowed in addition to their spouse or partner. Both the partner and doula must be symptom free. Doulas will be required to wear masks the entire time and stay in patient rooms. I'm thrilled to be back in the birth space!

Local Information / Resources

Out of hospital birth options (for low risk pregnancies & births)

Info from Kelli

Childbirth Education Courses currently meeting online

Local Hospital Visitor Restrictions

Virtual Hospital Tours

National Information / Resources

Evidence Based Birth

Birth Monopoly

Aviva Romm, MD 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG)

Online/Virtual Childbirth Education Courses


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