If you are planning a hospital birth in Oklahoma City, there is a good chance that you have heard about the new changes in visitor policy. Over the summer, doulas were able back into labor and delivery rooms to support their doula families again. Yet, with hospitals experiencing a new rise in Covid, the restrictions have been updated again. As of August 11, 2021 these are the new guidelines.
On the Mercy website, these are the current guidelines for labor and delivery. This Hospital IS REQUIRING families to hire a vaccinated doula in order to have in-person support during their labor and birth journey.
Labor and Delivery All laboring moms are allowed one designated visitor.
On the OU Children’s website, they updated the restrictions on August 6th to the following.
Jenni Jenkins – Sekine is an Oklahoma City Bereavement, Birth, & Postpartum doula and Child Birth Educator who serves her Central Oklahoma community. She is also a midwifery assistant with Holistic Birthing Services and began her journey as a student midwife with the Midwives College of Utah in 2022.
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