COVID-19

Current COVID- 19 Guidelines

Updated October 12, 2022

At River Valley Birth Center we are dedicated to the health and wellness of the families we serve, our own families, and our greater community.


Our guidelines for clinic are as follows:

  • We continue to offer care in person while also having virtual visits available.

  • If the client is ill with a contagious disease/infection, the appointment needs to be rescheduled and/or performed virtually.

  • Please arrive at your appointment time. If you arrive early we request you stay in your vehicle until your appointment time.

  • Children are welcome to come with you to your appointments, but must remain in the room and under your direct supervision for the entirety of the visit.

  • While we welcome partners/support people/family/children to attend prenatal visits with you, we must insist that all guests must be in good health.

  • We do not allow tours of the birth rooms during clinic appointments. Please keep all of your guests with you on the 1st floor of the building only.

  • Masks are recommended for all individuals over the age of 2. We have masks available immediately inside the front door.

  • If we have multiple families utilizing the birth center simultaneously, masks are required in all common spaces.

  • Midwives will be masked for any client interactions and clinical care.


Our guidelines for births are as follows:

  • We recommend that any guests who are not from your household wear a mask.

  • If you have hired additional birth support (doula, birth photographer, etc), you are responsible for sharing your preferences regarding PPE with them.

  • It is important for our clients to have the emotional support they desire. We welcome partners, doulas, family members, etc. as guests in our facility.

  • All support people should be in good health and free of symptoms of illness, including (but not limited to) COVID-19, influenza, respiratory illness, and RSV.

  • If we have multiple families utilizing the birth center simultaneously, masks are required in all common spaces.

  • Midwives will be masked for any client interactions and clinical care.