Midwives continue to provide uninterrupted service to their clients. Midwives are screening their clients for respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) and travel or contact history, however midwives are NOT currently ordering testing for COVID-19. If you are a midwifery client with mild respiratory symptoms, please do not present yourself at clinic. Instead, call ahead and make alternate arrangements with your midwife. If you have severe breathing difficulties (or any other emergency), please call 9-1-1. If you have respiratory symptoms AND have traveled to an area impacted by COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the onset of your symptoms, or have had close contact with a person with symptoms and a travel history, please call your local public health unit or Telehealth 1-866-797-0000.
SOGC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy
The SOGC acknowledges the need for guidance related to the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy and during lactation. We recognize the difficulty facing women and their health care providers at this time, due to the absence of clinical trials that can support evidence-informed recommendations about the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant and breastfeeding populations. Information related to COVID-19, the impact of the disease on pregnancy and data related to COVID-19 vaccines in development are rapidly evolving. The information contained herein is subject to change as further evidence becomes available and currently applies to the RNA based COVID-19 vaccines.