COVID-19 POLICY

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

Please read our updated policy. The evolving situation is changing regularly and as more information becomes available we will share as necessary.

Before COVID-19 turned the world upside down, we were looking forward to moving into the wonderful Mosuo Wellness Clinic in Downtown Kitchener. However, for the time being, we are holding off on moving into any space and returning to in-person classes. We feel that, though this is a difficult decision, it is the safest option. Our priority is not only the education of our students but their safety. Given the vulnerability of an expecting couple, we strongly feel even with hygiene measures and social distancing, it is too risky to continue with in-person classes at this time.

We are continuing to deliver our quality childbirth education classes and workshops as virtual, interactive group sessions. We hope in the new year to re-evaluate offering in-person classes based on the COVID situation at that time and recommendations from Public Health.

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 virtually 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  PRACTICING STRICT HAND HYGEINE, WEARING GLOVES AND A 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