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Support Group for Pregnant Moms - Shared screen with speaker view
Tiffanie
28:48
Thank you!
Theresa Termine
29:03
Welcome - glad you are here!
Lydia Anderson
43:30
Good evening! Thank you so much for joining us. As you join, please send me your name and email address. If this is your first time using Zoom, we can walk you through the chat option
Chelsea
44:11
Chelsea Bates chelcrochelle@gmail.com
Qingyi Li
44:32
Qingyi Li xuwangchao@gmail.com
sapluchino
45:26
Sara Pluchino- sleinkram@gmail.com
Lydia Anderson
46:00
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Lydia Anderson
54:02
Good evening! Thank you so much for joining us. As you join/if you haven't already, please send me your name and email address. If this is your first time using Zoom, we can walk you through the chat option. You can message me your information privately as opposed to leaving you contact information for all to see, where it says "to" at the bottom select Lydia Anderson instead of everyone
Allyson
01:01:16
Sentara is. not using nitrous right now either
diane sampson
01:01:52
Please enter any questions you may have and we can pause .
Janani
01:06:40
isn’t this also a very small sample size
Lydia Anderson
01:07:05
Yes, Janani, that is a VERY small sample size
Mandy Restivo-Walsh
01:08:19
They are getting research as they can so samples are very small.
Chelsea
01:08:41
If my husband still has to work outside of the home should he try to self quarantine for 2 weeks before my due date?
Lydia Anderson
01:09:22
Chelsea, great question! We will be sure to have Lynn address
Madison
01:11:14
I have a 16 week appointment coming up. My doctor said it was my choice to come in or do telehealth. Do you have any advice?
Rebecca Gish
01:11:20
great question Theresa, thank you
Allyson
01:11:48
Not all Sentaras offer nitrous. So at MArtha Jefferson we are not using nitrous.
Lydia Anderson
01:13:15
Is anyone on from VCU? If so, can you please share what the current practice is at your hospital right now?
Lynn Olmsted CNM
01:13:17
I will answer these questions in a few min :)
Rebecca Gish
01:13:55
I’m seeing the midwives at UVA. Would love to hear about their practices as well
Carolina Diaz
01:15:11
How is it when we get discharge? Is my husband allowed to leave room to her car seat for our baby or once we arrive to the hospital we have to take everything in since no one will be able to leave and come back in?
Janani
01:15:49
and if someone can also address pediatric visits a few days after birth
Tiffanie
01:17:02
Are any hospitals that you know of NOT allowing one support person? I am delivering at Riverside Regional Medical and am due in less than a week and that is my biggest concern.
Hillary
01:17:06
Have there been any changes on when women have been delivering during the coronavirus? For example, has the news resulted in more moms delivering early or late than what typically happens? (not based on personal preference)
Szilvia Kovacs
01:17:42
Do you have any recommendations for who should watch the older child while mom and dad is in the hospital?
sapluchino
01:17:48
Are hospitals encouraging or requiring patients to leave more quickly than they normally would postpartum (ex women have to leave after 24 hours instead of staying for up to 48 after a vaginal birth)?
Allyson
01:17:51
Several pediatrician offices are scheduling the well newborn visits in the morning and the sick kids in the afternoon. One office in Charlottesville is a large practice and has separate entrances for sick and well.
Sarah’s iPad
01:18:33
Is there any sense that Virginia hospitals could move to no support persons/partners, or is the reversal in NY a sign that we have moved past that measure.
Ashley
01:19:06
I am pregnant with my first child and my hospital cancelled a few of the birthing and newborn care classes we signed up for. Do you have recommendations for alternative/virtual resources for these topics?
Lydia Anderson
01:20:04
If you are in the Newport News area, Kristen Miller is the local coordinator for PSVa. You can reach out to her for questions about Riverside, Sentara Careplex or Bon Secours Mary Immaculate at kmiller@postpartumva.org
mfortner
01:20:06
Recommend a home birth if we feel we are a good candidate? Birth center? (due first week July)
Lydia Anderson
01:20:32
If you are in the Woodbridge area, email Lydia Anderson at landerson@postpartumva.org
Lydia Anderson
01:20:53
Our Willliamsburg Coordinator is Danielle Cauley and you can reach her at Williamsburg@postpartumva.org
Sara Krivanec
01:21:04
Ashley, MyBirth in Richmond has virtual childbirth, lactation and baby classes. mybirthrva.com I hope I'm allowed to say that :-)
Lydia Anderson
01:21:12
Diane Sampson is also on here and she is our Charlottesville Coordinator. You can reach her at dsampson@postpartumva.org
Hillary
01:21:43
Does the stay at home order mean that we can't exercise outside?
Lydia Anderson
01:21:44
Yes, please share any resources you know of, Sara! Thanks!!
Janani
01:22:09
MyBirth in Richmond has virtual classes available
Catherine Rossi’s iPhone (2)
01:22:41
what about having a grandmother come to take care of my other kiddos!
Janani
01:23:11
a lot of YMCAs are offering child care options at this time. FYI
Heidi Blanton-Pohl
01:23:15
www.mybirthrva.com/online-classes
Carolina Diaz
01:24:09
does anyone know if there has been any positive cases in the Inova Fairfax facility?
Carolina Diaz
01:24:28
In labor and delivery.
Theresa Termine
01:25:52
PSVa will provide a list of suggestions for virtual classes on our website in the next few days
Sarah’s iPad
01:29:21
Besides food and car seat, is there anything we should plan to bring for delivery (in addition to the normal stuff on lists to bring to hospital)
Elizabeth Henion
01:29:35
Can you share some best practices for the first couple weeks once you go home, aside from practicing social distancing. Any other special precautions we should take to protect the baby given COVID-19?
Lamb_Lou
01:30:53
A private lactation practice in Charlottesville Breastfeeding Blues & Bliss (Charlottesville) offers prenatal online preparation for breastfeeding classes. See www.bbblc.net for more info.
Kristen Miller
01:31:06
"Birthing in the Time of COVID-19" is the course from Evidence Based Birth
Kristen Miller
01:31:09
https://evidencebasedbirth.com/covid19/
Meredith
01:31:48
Is nitrous oxide still a pain relief option at UVA? Friends at CA hospitals were told nitrous was not available because of COVID-19.
Ashley Ruggerio
01:32:30
planning to deliver at Riverside in Newport News. I am due May 7th. If I am diagnosed with COVID19, but my husband is not, will my husband still be allowed in labor and delivery?
Janani
01:33:14
if someone like a grandparent needs to fly to see your baby how long should they wait after baby is born?
JaLyn’s iPhone
01:33:18
Read Northam’s order. Outdoor exercise is permitted provided you maintain six foot social distancing and you are not in a group of ten or
Lynn Olmsted CNM
01:33:28
Currently UVA is not offering Nitrous :(
JaLyn’s iPhone
01:33:29
more people.
Ashley Ruggerio
01:33:32
if the mother is diagnosed with COVID19, do we know how long babies have been separated from the mother after birth?
Janani
01:33:56
:(
Hillary
01:36:16
Is there a how-to manual for taking care of the baby after the hospital? That is where I feel I have the most gaps in knowledge.
Tara Donato
01:36:52
We are supposed to be moving from VA to Alabama (military move), 6 days after expected due date (25 July)... how would you say to handle allowing movers in the house & us having to travel in the car several hours from here to there? I am worried about lots of potential exposure.
Erin
01:36:55
If my partner is going into labor, we'll definitely call ahead to the OBGYN on call with labor and delivery but can we bypass the ER?
Lydia Anderson
01:37:49
Erin, generally speaking your OBGYN is going to tell you to NOT go to the ER, but to go to L&D directly.
Erin
01:38:35
Thanks, Lydia
diane sampson
01:38:51
A great general Pediatric Source for baby care and safety; www.healthychildren.org
Tara Donato
01:39:54
they are until a certain time frame
Tara Donato
01:40:00
Thank you!!!
Tara Donato
01:40:20
😊Yes I hope so!
Laura Isaac
01:42:40
Sentara Careplex Family Maternity Center 757-736-0195
Lynn Olmsted CNM
01:42:51
LynnCNM2019@gmail.com This is my email. Feel free to reach out to me.
Chelsea
01:43:13
I am
Chelsea
01:43:26
Thank you
Janani
01:43:28
my main anxiety is around getting help once I’ve delivered. such as help with food. any recommendations since we shouldn’t have any visitors
Laura Isaac
01:43:39
If anyone has any further questions about Sentara Careplex and potential policies and changes please feel free to reach out to me LNISAAC@sentara.com
Lynn Olmsted CNM
01:43:40
434-924-2022 L&D AT UVA
Szilvia Kovacs
01:43:43
Virginia Hospital Center
Erin
01:43:49
Inova Alexandria Hospital
Tara Donato
01:43:50
Williamsburg Sentara
Carolina
01:43:54
Inova Fair Oaks
Carolina Diaz
01:44:15
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Sara
01:44:38
Henrico Doctor's Hospital
Erin Walter-Lerman
01:44:46
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Ashley
01:44:52
Inova Loudoun
Ashley Ruggerio
01:44:56
Riverside Regional Medical Center
Heidi Blanton-Pohl
01:45:25
Meal Train is a great place to set this up.
Heidi Blanton-Pohl
01:45:28
https://www.mealtrain.com
Heidi Blanton-Pohl
01:45:53
https://takethemameal.com
Madison
01:46:26
My husband is in the military and still going in to work, but I am working from home. Do you recommend practicing in social distancing while at home?
Rebecca Gish
01:47:14
And husband should be able to stay the entire postpartum stay, as long as he doesn’t leave to get anything?
Hillary
01:47:16
are doctors offices allowing people to get flu and tdap shots right now? Would like my husband to get that if possible.
Rebecca Gish
01:48:15
that makes sense, thank you :)
Carolina
01:48:52
If you go past your 40 weeks is it still recommended to wait to give birth until 42 weeks if mom and baby are healthy or is it recommended to be induced?
Hillary
01:49:35
are firestations still doing safety checks on carseats right now?
Erin
01:49:55
Hillary! Thanks! Meant to ask that question
Sara
01:50:19
Would you recommend avoiding grocery stores if possible?
Rebecca Gish
01:50:21
I have a 37 week appointment, will appointments be narrowed down to like every-other/tele appts?
diane sampson
01:51:09
If they are not doing car seat checks, www.safekids.org has really good resources.
Janani
01:51:14
great advice
Rebecca Gish
01:52:18
it’s so nice to hear from all of you, thank you!
Carolina Diaz
01:52:42
Once baby is born can we choose not to let baby leave room to get their exams done, like would they be able to perform in room?
Hillary
01:53:00
is a bassinet needed or will a crib be adequate? what are the advantages of having a bassient for the baby to sleep in?
Rebecca Gish
01:53:12
do they limit the people coming in and out of the room during labor if possible?
Rebecca Gish
01:53:29
(nurses, residents, etc) (at uva)
Sarah’s iPad
01:53:35
Will the hospital provide masks for us? And I am not totally clear on the recommendations for wearing them while breastfeeding.
Rebecca Gish
01:54:50
awesome
Tara Donato
01:54:53
Thank you!!! Great info!
Kristen Miller
01:54:58
To find a carseat tech near you https://portalskcms.cyzap.net/dzapps/dbzap.bin/apps/assess/webmembers/secure/manage?webid=SKCMS&pToolCode=CERT-SEARCH&pAdd=Yes
Madison
01:55:16
Follow-up on the 16 week appointment question…My quad screen was scheduled for that appt as well (but I believe I can reschedule that for a later date as well). Does your advice still stand to do telehealth for now?
Carolina Diaz
01:55:43
thank you for answering all our questions! really appreciate it and needed this call.
Lynn Olmsted CNM
01:56:15
Madison, the quad screen can be done anytime between 16-19 weeks
Ashley Ruggerio
01:56:28
thanks for answering these questions. very helpful and definitely planning to listen next week!
Chelsea
01:56:51
Thank you ladies appreciate your information and time
Erin
01:56:55
Thank you everyone!!
Lydia Anderson
01:56:56
Thanks to everyone for joining us! If you think of another question later on, please send to info@postpartumva.org
Szilvia Kovacs
01:56:59
Thank you very much for providing this information! You are truly appreciated!!!!
Elizabeth Henion
01:57:01
Thank you so much.
Carolina
01:57:06
You guys are amazing! Thank you so much for hosting this session
Erin Walter-Lerman
01:57:06
Thanks for all the information!!
Mandy Restivo-Walsh
01:57:08
Next week, same link!
Sara
01:57:09
Thank you so much!
Sarah’s iPad
01:57:16
Thank you—very much appreciated!
Madison
01:57:16
Thank you so much! This was very helpful.
Laura Isaac
01:57:20
Thank you everyone!! Congratulations to you that are getting ready to deliver!!!
sarahsherwood
01:57:44
Email list, please: Sarah Sherwood, sjsherwood@yahoo.com
Carolina
01:57:55
To all the mamas out there...you are not alone and we will get through this. These babies are a gift
Lynn Olmsted CNM
01:58:14
LynnCNM2019@gmail.com
Rebecca Gish
01:58:41
❤️❤️❤️