COVID-19 Update for Obstetric Patients

VBOG is closely monitoring the pandemic of COVID 19. Your health and the health of your baby are of utmost importance to us. We are working steadily to get the most scientific and up to date information regarding the situation. We continue to actively consult the governing bodies of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, as well as our own local “High Risk” doctors at Eastern Virginia Medical School to prepare our offices for your safety. Please note, there will be significant changes surrounding your office visits going forward.

Currently, scheduled visits may change. Rest assured, we are following the recommendation of experts around the country to limit your exposure to the SARS Co V 2 (the coronavirus). Although there will be some traditional face to face visits, we will also be incorporating a new tele-health modality to continue your current level of care.

1. We ask that NO additional family member, friend or partner accompany you inside the office.

2. We ask the patients NOT bring children.

3. Patients may be asked to reschedule care if you are screened to be symptomatic on entry to the office.

Please call ahead of time if exhibiting symptoms of shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, or recent travel to high risk areas or contact with potential COVID 19-positive family members, you may be asked to reschedule your visit or be assigned a telehealth visit.

Please note that currently the Center for Disease Control recommends that newborns born to COVID 19-positive mothers or mothers suspected to have infection be separated for 2 weeks.

Hospital policies regarding visitation and hospitalization for birth area also modified for the current pandemic. Please visit the Sentara website for the most up to date information regarding your upcoming hospitalization for birth.

We do not know how long these changes will be in place. Guidelines are rapidly changing. We are following developments closely.