Our one-on-one approach lends itself to significantly limiting viral exposure during the course of your midwifery care. We are following all CDC, state, and county guidelines in order to minimize the spread of coronavirus. As always, we are committed to providing safe, respectful midwifery care to all. Specifically, we are:
The research about COVID-19 and pregnancy is constantly evolving. Visit Evidence Based Birth for the latest research updates, public health recommendations, and resources.
Choosing whether to receive a COVID-19 vaccination is a personal choice, and we respect whatever choice you make. Pregnancy and lactating people have been excluded from all clinical trials so far. Still, of at least 70,000 pregnant people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine so far, there have been no reports of adverse pregnancy or newborn outcomes.
Though rare, pregnant people are at higher risk for developing severe COVID-19 symptoms requiring intensive hospitalization.
If you have questions or concerns, MotherToBaby offers free, confidential information about the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy. This service is available Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm. To reach MotherToBaby:
If you choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine during your pregnancy, considering registering for the v-safe pregnancy registry. This data can help people understand about the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.
COVID-19 or not, we accept transfers of care at any point in pregnancy! Our small team of midwives and long appointments mean that we can get to know you and your preferences no matter how late you transfer to our care. We've had a first visit with someone as late as 41 weeks!
Systemic racism has led to COVID-19 disproportionately affecting BIPOC communities. We are committed to doing our part to slow the spread of this virus and strengthen the health of all communities.
Lizz and Elliott are dedicated to helping area midwives and their communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been actively working with both the Midwives Association of Washington State (MAWS) and the Washington State Midwifery COVID-19 Response Coalition (WSMCRC) during the COVID-19 pandemic and have helped to draft COVID-19 interim guidelines, policy manuals, and updated cleaning protocols.
Wellspring Midwifery is Proudly serving families throughout South King County, including Federal Way, Auburn, Des Moines, Kent, Renton, Burien, SeaTac, Skyway, Normandy Park, Tukwila, Covington, Puyallup, Tacoma, Seattle, and more!
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