Tucson Doulas, LLC actively adheres to all health and safety guidelines for COVID-19 as outlined by the CDC. 

We respectfully take the following precautions when working with new and expectant families:

  • Our doulas have taken additional COVID-19 safety and PPE training (at TMC)
  • Our doulas are paired with one family at a time, whenever possible
  • Our doulas practice consistent handwashing and hand sanitization
  • Our doulas wear gloves 
  • Our doulas wear masks
  • Our doulas wear all required PPE while attending births at the hospital or birth center
  • Our doulas self-monitor by taking their temperatures prior to hospital/home visits 
  • Our doulas are also open to any additional precautions your family may request
    • Such as removing shoes in your home, social distancing, wearing face shields, taking our temperature at the start of a shift, etc.

 

Local Birthing Location Information for Tucson, Arizona:

The links below are provided as a courtesy.  Each link is managed and updated by the individual facility.  They reflect the maternity care available at each location, as well as current COVID-19 policies for doulas, support persons, and visitors at each location.

Baby Moon Inn (Free-standing Birth Center)

Maternity Services: https://babymooninn.com/tucson-birth-center/

Visitor Policies – contact for more info:  https://babymooninn.com/contact-our-birth-center/ 

 

Banner Health (University Medical Center) – Doulas Are Permitted In Addition to Support Person

Maternity Services: https://www.bannerhealth.com/services/maternity/labor 

Visitor Policies:https://www.bannerhealth.com/patients/patient-resources/visitor-restrictions 

 

Northwest Women’s Center (Northwest Medical Center) – Doulas Must Leave When Visiting Hours End

Maternity Services: https://www.healthiertucson.com/labor-and-delivery

Visitor Policies: https://www.healthiertucson.com/patients-visitors 

 

St. Joseph’s Hospital – Doulas Are Permitted In Addition to Support Person

Maternity Services: https://www.carondelet.org/services/obstetrics/labor-and-delivery 

Visitor Policies: https://www.carondelet.org/our-response-to-covid-19/visitor-information 

 

TMC – Tucson Medical Center – Doulas Are Permitted In Addition to Support Person

Maternity Services:

https://www.tmcaz.com/tmc-for-women/maternity/our-maternity-services/

Visitor Policies: https://www.tmcaz.com/can-i-visit-my-loved-one-at-the-hospital-covid 

 

The Midwifery Center  (at TMC) – Tucson Medical Center – Doulas Are Permitted In Addition to Support Person

Maternity Services:https://www.tmcaz.com/tmc-for-women/maternity/the-midwifery-center/

Visitor Policies: https://www.tmcaz.com/can-i-visit-my-loved-one-at-the-hospital-covid 

 

Q:  Will my doula be able to attend my labor/birth in person?

A:  Please click on the appropriate location above to read about your particular birthing location’s current policies.  We also encourage you to contact your birthing location by phone, to ensure that the info listed on their website is the most up-to-date information available on any given day.  Please bear in mind that policies can fluctuate due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols as provided by federal, state, and county agencies.  

 

Q: If my birthing location isn’t allowing doulas in-person when I go into labor, how can I still be supported by the doula team I’ve hired?

A: We have been successfully supporting all of our doula clients since the pandemic first began in March of 2020.  The months/weeks leading up to delivery, allow our doulas time to establish a close working relationship with our expectant families. Whether it be in-person (when available), or virtually via Zoom, text, or by phone…the continuity of our professional care and support has remained seamless and highly valued by our clients.  

COVID-19 Information and Resources:

Centers for Disease Control:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html

WHO – World Health Organization:

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-pregnancy-and-childbirth 

ACOG – American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: 

https://www.acog.org/en/COVID-19 

Arizona Department of Health Services: https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

Pima County Health Department:

https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?pageId=527452