COVID-19 POLICY

Given the current and evolving situation, we at Balancing from Birth to Baby have developed a new policy to protect our clients, students, and loved ones.

 

Considering the emergency shutdown, we have decided to no longer offer our in-class sessions for the time being. This decision was of course not made lightly. 

 

Maggie teaching an online prenatal classWe have been working diligently at creating online content for our classes. For our upcoming April and May classes, we will be offering an online class at the same scheduled time. Students can take their prenatal education from the comfort of their couch. All attendees will be contacted with further details. 

 

We are adhering to our standing policy in regards to refunds. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

 

We are continuing to offer our private sessions either in your home or virtually over Zoom.

 

When we are in your home we will be social distancing and using good hygiene practices. 

 

If you have traveled outside of the country within 14 days, or are ill before an appointment or private session please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you on another date or time subject to availability. Depending on the subject matter we may be able to offer a virtual appointment as well over Zoom. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Cine Babies program is not running at this time. Please check the Princess Cinema website to learn when the program will be starting again. 

 

Doula Services

 

We recognize that hospitals are updating their visitor policies daily. At this time our local hospitals are only allowing one person to accompany a labouring person.

 
We are making sure that our clients have as many tools as possible to get through this. We are offering our clients additional prenatal and postpartum appointments. We are also loaning clients a birth box rental for their hospital birth. 
 
 
ANY TIME OUR DOULAS ARE IN A CLIENTS HOME THEY ARE WEARING GLOVES AND MASK TO PROTECT BOTH CLIENTS AND THEMSELVES. 
 
 
During labour we will support clients at home until it is time to head to the hospital. After that, we can continuously video chat if the client wishes OR check in every hour and video chat as needed. As needed would be anytime either of a client feels anxious or uncertain or some progress has occurred. The hospital is providing free wifi which is helping our clients to be in regular contact with us. 

Our current clients who are due in the coming weeks have been and will continue to be updated as we know more. 

 

How to protect yourself
  • Wash your hands often with warm water and soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

 

If you need more information:

Talk you your healthcare provider or visit a reputable, evidence-based source of information such as:

Region of Waterloo Public Health Coronovirus Update site