covid-19 resources

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At boober, we’re here for you and your family. Our team has been closely following the COVID-19 outbreak with our clients, our providers and our network of long time partners across the medical field. Here are key resources and facts we’re sharing with boober’s community to stay up-to-date. We also suggest turning to boober’s virtual care services for your ongoing care.

stay informed

Our goal is to connect our community to accurate information about pregnancy and breastfeeding in this rapidly evolving situation (as of April 17, 2020.)

These policies can change quickly and differ by hospital, so we recommend checking with your OB, midwife, or hospital to confirm their policy.

Answers to your most important questions about COVID-19 Labor & Delivery hospital policy in New York City:

Answers to common questions about Pregnancy and Breastfeeding and Coronavirus according to the CDC

About transmission to fetus or newborn baby
Things to know about breastfeeding when the breastfeeding parent is COVID-positive

watch our webinars

Previous Webinars
Boober Webinar Part 3
: What you need to know about COVID-19 and Newborns and Lactation. Originally aired on March 30th, 2020.

boober founder, Jada Shapiro, is joined by OBGYN, Liza Natale, MD, a general pediatrician at Pediatrics Associates in NYC and the pediatric consultant for The 92Y Parenting Center, and Julie Rosen, IBCLC, a board-certified lactation consultant in private practice in New York City and Northern New Jersey. 

Special thanks to our media partner Park Slope Parents

Boober Webinar Part 2: What you need to know about COVID-19 & pregnancy, birth, lactation & more, which originally took place on March 22, 2020.

Featuring boober founder, Jada Shapiro, with OBGYN, Jaqueline Worth, MD, co-founder and co-physician at Village Obstetrics, co-founder and co-physician at Village Maternity, and co-author of The New Rules of Pregnancy and pediatrician & lactation consultant, and Julie G. Capiola, MD, IBCLC, partner at Premier Pediatrics, home of The First Month.

Special thanks to our media partner Park Slope Parents

check our blog

Here are some recent blog posts written by boober's founder, Jada Shapiro:

How Boober can help:
get virtual support now!

Sometimes in-person support is not possible or preferable. Get personalized, expert, on-demand, remote support for your pregnancy, during birth, postpartum in the comfort and safety of your home. Phone or video meetings available.
Lactation Support | Labor Support | Postpartum Support | Mental Health Support

Get mental health support

In times of uncertainty, misinformation and heightened anxiety, some families need a little more help than usual. Boober can now match you to a mental health therapist either in-person or remotely to help you navigate these trouble times.

Other resources available

  • CDC prevention guidelines
  • CDC Pregnancy FAQs
  • New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
  • Find a midwife
  • Purchase a Home Birth Kit 
  • Purchase a scale like Greater Good  & AFENDO
  • You can also consider renting one from World Wide Surgical  but make sure to properly sanitize it before use.
  • Attend a Birthing Strong During COVID-19 class by sister company Birth Day Presence (use code BOOBER5 to get $5 off the $20 class) to get tips and tools for a confident birth in the pandemic.

At boober, we’re here for you and your family. Our team has been closely following the COVID-19 outbreak with our clients, our providers and our network of partners across the medical field. Here are key resources and facts we’re sharing with boober’s community to stay up-to-date. We also suggest turning to boober’s virtual care services for your ongoing care.

stay informed

Answers to your most important questions about COVID-19 Labor & Delivery hospital policy in New York:

Answers to common questions about Pregnancy and Breastfeeding and Coronavirus according to the CDC

Our goal is to connect our community to accurate information about pregnancy and breastfeeding in this rapidly evolving situation (as of Sept 21st, 2020.)

UPDATE on 9/18/20:

  • New studies provide more evidence that pregnant people may get severe Covid-19 symptoms and have an increased risk of pregnancy loss.

UPDATE on 8/3/20:

UPDATE on 6/27/20:

General questions about hospital policies

About transmission to fetus or newborn baby
Things to know about breastfeeding when the breastfeeding parent is COVID-positive

watch our webinars

COVID-19 during Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Birth 

Featuring boober founder, Jada Shapiro in conversation with with midwife, Shawna King, CM, LM founder of Amai Midwifery. 

Boober Webinar Part 3: What you need to know about COVID-19 and Newborns and Lactation. Originally aired on March 30th, 2020.

boober founder, Jada Shapiro, is joined by OBGYN, Liza Natale, MD, a general pediatrician at Pediatrics Associates in NYC and the pediatric consultant for The 92Y Parenting Center, and Julie Rosen, IBCLC, a board-certified lactation consultant in private practice in New York City and Northern New Jersey. 

Special thanks to our media partner Park Slope Parents

check our blog

Here are some recent blog posts written by boober's founder, Jada Shapiro:

Watch our founder, Jada, share quick tips for labor and postpartum during the pandemic.

How Boober can help:
get virtual support now!

Sometimes in-person support is not possible or preferable. Get personalized, expert, on-demand, remote support for your pregnancy, during birth, postpartum in the comfort and safety of your home. Phone or video meetings available.
Lactation Support | Labor Support | Postpartum Support | Mental Health Support

How Boober can help:
get virtual support now!

Sometimes in-person support is not possible or preferable. Get personalized, expert, on-demand, remote support for your pregnancy, during birth, postpartum in the comfort and safety of your home. Phone or video meetings available.
Lactation Support | Labor Support | Postpartum Support | Mental Health Support

Get mental health support

In times of uncertainty, misinformation and heightened anxiety, some families need a little more help than usual. Boober can now match you to a mental health therapist either in-person or remotely to help you navigate these troubled times.

Other resources available

  • CDC prevention guidelines
  • CDC Pregnancy FAQs
  • New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
  • Find a midwife
  • Purchase a Home Birth Kit 
  • Purchase a scale like Greater Good  & AFENDO
  • You can also consider renting one from World Wide Surgical  but make sure to properly sanitize it before use.
  • CDC hotline - If you are a healthcare provider with an urgent inquiry, or a member of the general public with an urgent information need, please call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) for timely assistance.
At boober, we’re here for you and your family. Our team has been closely following the COVID-19 outbreak with our clients, our providers and our network of long time partners across the medical field. Here are key resources and facts we’re sharing with boober’s community to stay up-to-date. We also suggest turning to boober’s virtual care services for your ongoing care.

stay informed

Our goal is to connect our community to accurate information about pregnancy and breastfeeding in this rapidly evolving situation (as of April 17, 2020.)

These policies can change quickly and differ by hospital, so we recommend checking with your OB, midwife, or hospital to confirm their policy.

Answers to your most important questions about COVID-19 Labor & Delivery hospital policy in New York City:

  • Will I be tested for COVID-19 when I arrive in labor?
    • Yes, most likely. Most hospitals are now testing laboring parents and their partners upon arrival. 
  • Can my partner stay with me during labor?
    • Yes, one partner is allowed to be with you, provided they are COVID-negative
    • If they test positive, usually you can have a different person join you in labor. 
  • Will I be separated from my newborn if I’m COVID-positive?
    • It depends on your hospital. In some hospitals, COVID-positive birthing parents will be separated from their newborn in order to avoid transmission to their newborn. Parents will be encouraged to pump breastmilk and a healthy staff member or healthy partner will feed and care for the newborn baby. The newborn will be 6 feet away from the birthing parent, in an isolette. In some hospitals, there will be no separation and the birthing parent will need to wear a mask and gloves while feeding or handling their baby.
    • In some hospitals, the decision to separate will be made on a case by case basis.
  • Can my partner stay with me after labor in postpartum. 
    • It depends on your hospital. Some hospitals require that the partner leave 2 hours after the birth. Some hospitals will allow the partner to stay, provided they never leave the building.

Answers to common questions about Pregnancy and Breastfeeding and Coronavirus according to the CDC

  • Am I more susceptible to the coronavirus as a pregnant person?
    • We do not currently know if pregnant people have a greater chance of getting sick from COVID-19 than the general public nor whether they are more likely to have serious illness as a result. Based on available information, pregnant people seem to have the same risk as adults who are not pregnant. However, we do know that pregnant people have changes in their bodies that may increase their risk of some infections. Pregnant people have had a higher risk of severe illness when infected with viruses from the same family as COVID-19 and other viral respiratory infections, such as influenza.

About transmission to fetus or newborn baby

  • Mother-to-child transmission of coronavirus during pregnancy is unlikely, but after birth a newborn is susceptible to person-to-person spread.
  • A very small number of babies have tested positive for the virus shortly after birth. However, it is unknown if these babies got the virus before or after birth.
  • The virus has not been detected in amniotic fluid, breastmilk, or other maternal samples.

Things to know about breastfeeding when the breastfeeding parent is COVID-positive

  • Breast milk provides protection against many illnesses and is the best source of nutrition for most infants.
  • You, along with your family and healthcare providers, should decide whether and how to start or continue breastfeeding.
  • In limited studies, COVID-19 has not been detected in breast milk; however we do not know for sure whether mothers with COVID-19 can spread the virus via breast milk.
  • If you are sick and choose to direct breastfeed:
    • Wear a facemask and wash your hands before each feeding.
  • If the you are sick and choose to express breast milk:
    • Express breast milk to establish and maintain milk supply.
    • A dedicated breast pump should be provided.
    • Wash hands before touching any pump or bottle parts and before expressing breast milk.
    • Follow recommendations for proper pump cleaning after each use, cleaning all parts that come into contact with breast milk.
    • If possible, consider having someone who is healthy feed the expressed breast milk to the infant.

watch our webinars

Join us for our upcoming webinar
  Newborn Health, Safety and Sleep during the COVID-19 Outbreak
With Dr. Harvey Karp
(Pediatrician, Happiest Baby, SNOO)
Sunday, April 19th at 5pm Eastern Time
Register Here

Previous Webinars
Boober Webinar Part 3: What you need to know about COVID-19 and Newborns and Lactation. Originally aired on March 30th, 2020.

boober founder, Jada Shapiro, is joined by OBGYN, Liza Natale, MD, a general pediatrician at Pediatrics Associates in NYC and the pediatric consultant for The 92Y Parenting Center, and Julie Rosen, IBCLC, a board-certified lactation consultant in private practice in New York City and Northern New Jersey. 

Boober Webinar Part 2: What you need to know about COVID-19 & pregnancy, birth, lactation & more, which originally took place on March 22, 2020.

Featuring boober founder, Jada Shapiro, with OBGYN, Jaqueline Worth, MD, co-founder and co-physician at Village Obstetrics, co-founder and co-physician at Village Maternity, and co-author of The New Rules of Pregnancy and pediatrician & lactation consultant, and Julie G. Capiola, MD, IBCLC, partner at Premier Pediatrics, home of The First Month.

Special thanks to our media partner Park Slope Parents

check our blog

Here are some recent blog posts written by boober's founder, Jada Shapiro:

How Boober can help:
get virtual support now!

Sometimes in-person support is not possible or preferable. Get personalized, expert, on-demand, remote support for your pregnancy, during birth, postpartum in the comfort and safety of your home. Phone or video meetings available.
Lactation Support | Labor Support | Postpartum Support | Mental Health Support

Get mental health support

In times of uncertainty, misinformation and heightened anxiety, some families need a little more help than usual. Boober can now match you to a mental health therapist either in-person or remotely to help you navigate these trouble times.

Other resources available

  • CDC prevention guidelines
  • CDC Pregnancy FAQs
  • New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
  • Find a midwife
  • Purchase a Home Birth Kit 
  • Purchase a scale like Greater Good  & AFENDO
  • You can also consider renting one from World Wide Surgical  but make sure to properly sanitize it before use.

At boober, we’re here for you and your family. Our team has been closely following the COVID-19 outbreak with our clients, our providers and our network of long time partners across the medical field. Here are key resources and facts we’re sharing with boober’s community to stay up-to-date. We also suggest turning to boober’s virtual care services for your ongoing care.

stay informed

Our goal is to connect our community to accurate information about pregnancy and breastfeeding in this rapidly evolving situation (as of April 17, 2020.)

These policies can change quickly and differ by hospital, so we recommend checking with your OB, midwife, or hospital to confirm their policy.

Answers to your most important questions about COVID-19 Labor & Delivery hospital policy in New York City:

  • Will I be tested for COVID-19 when I arrive in labor?
    • Yes, most likely. Most hospitals are now testing laboring parents and their partners upon arrival. 
  • Can my partner stay with me during labor?
    • Yes, one partner is allowed to be with you, provided they are COVID-negative
    • If they test positive, usually you can have a different person join you in labor. 
  • Will I be separated from my newborn if I’m COVID-positive?
    • It depends on your hospital. In some hospitals, COVID-positive birthing parents will be separated from their newborn in order to avoid transmission to their newborn. Parents will be encouraged to pump breastmilk and a healthy staff member or healthy partner will feed and care for the newborn baby. The newborn will be 6 feet away from the birthing parent, in an isolette. In some hospitals, there will be no separation and the birthing parent will need to wear a mask and gloves while feeding or handling their baby.
    • In some hospitals, the decision to separate will be made on a case by case basis.
  • Can my partner stay with me after labor in postpartum. 
    • It depends on your hospital. Some hospitals require that the partner leave 2 hours after the birth. Some hospitals will allow the partner to stay, provided they never leave the building.

Answers to common questions about Pregnancy and Breastfeeding and Coronavirus according to the CDC

  • Am I more susceptible to the coronavirus as a pregnant person?
    • We do not currently know if pregnant people have a greater chance of getting sick from COVID-19 than the general public nor whether they are more likely to have serious illness as a result. Based on available information, pregnant people seem to have the same risk as adults who are not pregnant. However, we do know that pregnant people have changes in their bodies that may increase their risk of some infections. Pregnant people have had a higher risk of severe illness when infected with viruses from the same family as COVID-19 and other viral respiratory infections, such as influenza.

About transmission to fetus or newborn baby

  • Mother-to-child transmission of coronavirus during pregnancy is unlikely, but after birth a newborn is susceptible to person-to-person spread.
  • A very small number of babies have tested positive for the virus shortly after birth. However, it is unknown if these babies got the virus before or after birth.
  • The virus has not been detected in amniotic fluid, breastmilk, or other maternal samples.

Things to know about breastfeeding when the breastfeeding parent is COVID-positive

  • Breast milk provides protection against many illnesses and is the best source of nutrition for most infants.
  • You, along with your family and healthcare providers, should decide whether and how to start or continue breastfeeding.
  • In limited studies, COVID-19 has not been detected in breast milk; however we do not know for sure whether mothers with COVID-19 can spread the virus via breast milk.
  • If you are sick and choose to direct breastfeed:
    • Wear a facemask and wash your hands before each feeding.
  • If the you are sick and choose to express breast milk:
    • Express breast milk to establish and maintain milk supply.
    • A dedicated breast pump should be provided.
    • Wash hands before touching any pump or bottle parts and before expressing breast milk.
    • Follow recommendations for proper pump cleaning after each use, cleaning all parts that come into contact with breast milk.
    • If possible, consider having someone who is healthy feed the expressed breast milk to the infant.

watch our webinars

Join us for our upcoming webinar
  Newborn Health, Safety and Sleep during the COVID-19 Outbreak
With Dr. Harvey Karp
(Pediatrician, Happiest Baby, SNOO)
Sunday, April 19th at 5pm Eastern Time
Register Here

Previous Webinars
Boober Webinar Part 3: What you need to know about COVID-19 and Newborns and Lactation. Originally aired on March 30th, 2020.

boober founder, Jada Shapiro, is joined by OBGYN, Liza Natale, MD, a general pediatrician at Pediatrics Associates in NYC and the pediatric consultant for The 92Y Parenting Center, and Julie Rosen, IBCLC, a board-certified lactation consultant in private practice in New York City and Northern New Jersey. 

Boober Webinar Part 2: What you need to know about COVID-19 & pregnancy, birth, lactation & more, which originally took place on March 22, 2020.

Featuring boober founder, Jada Shapiro, with OBGYN, Jaqueline Worth, MD, co-founder and co-physician at Village Obstetrics, co-founder and co-physician at Village Maternity, and co-author of The New Rules of Pregnancy and pediatrician & lactation consultant, and Julie G. Capiola, MD, IBCLC, partner at Premier Pediatrics, home of The First Month.

Special thanks to our media partner Park Slope Parents

check our blog

Here are some recent blog posts written by boober's founder, Jada Shapiro:

How Boober can help:
get virtual support now!

Sometimes in-person support is not possible or preferable. Get personalized, expert, on-demand, remote support for your pregnancy, during birth, postpartum in the comfort and safety of your home. Phone or video meetings available.
Lactation Support | Labor Support | Postpartum Support | Mental Health Support

Get mental health support

In times of uncertainty, misinformation and heightened anxiety, some families need a little more help than usual. Boober can now match you to a mental health therapist either in-person or remotely to help you navigate these trouble times.

Other resources available

  • CDC prevention guidelines
  • CDC Pregnancy FAQs
  • New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
  • Find a midwife
  • Purchase a Home Birth Kit 
  • Purchase a scale like Greater Good  & AFENDO
  • You can also consider renting one from World Wide Surgical  but make sure to properly sanitize it before use.

Thank you again for turning to boober in this uncertain and fast-changing time.

Please let us know what other topics and questions you have as we are planning on having more of these talks since our understanding of this disease and the situation in our hospitals are changing rapidly.

The information provided within this blog post is for general informational purposes only. This post is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical or pregnancy-related, birth-related and breastfeeding-related conditions. For medical issues, consult your own physician, pediatrician or lactation consultant. Moreover, due to rapidly changing developments, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or other sites to which we link. For the latest information regarding COVID-19, we refer readers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (www.cdc.gov).

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