Dear Idaho Midwives,

We are midwifing in interesting times. No doubt your “inboxes” are filled up with news and protocols from a variety of businesses and organizations to let you know their protocols for the Coronavirus. Midwives are imperative at a time such as this. Our skills are needed to continue supporting birth as a safe and positive experience for women, their babies, and their families. Let us support each other as we continue the wonderful work we do!

The IMC Board wants to offer support to our state midwives, students, doulas and other front line birth workers by sharing recommendations for the Coronavirus given by the following organizations:

Evidenced based Birth
https://evidencebasedbirth.com/covid19/

Center for Disease Control
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

The Impact of Coronavirus on Community Birth
https://mana.org/blog/the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-community-birth

International Confederation of Pregnancy
https://www.internationalmidwives.org/icm-news/unfpa-statement-on-novel-coronavirus-(covid-19)-and-pregnancy.html

The CoranaVirus: Midwives on the Front Line
https://nacpm.org/coronavirus-midwives-on-the-front-line/