One weekend a month we will be sharing call with our colleague Dr. Nadim Hawa, who is also a member of the Capital Women’s Care organization. He has been at Loudoun Hospital for several years, and has been a great assistant to our doctors in the operating room, where he has additional expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques. As Dr. Gillian Jacob has decided to transition away from obstetrics over the next several months to gynecology-only practice, it seemed like a perfect choice to ask Dr. Hawa to help us out. If you would like more information about him, please click here: http://www.cwcare.net/profile-provider/288. For those who would like to meet with him prior to a potential on-call delivery, let us know and we can make those arrangements.
We were so sad to have had to bid adieu to both our midwives Mary and Melissa this month. Mary was moving to NY to be closer to family and Melissa reluctantly changed jobs to be closer to her family in Woodbridge. We’re so grateful for the time we had with her even though it was a sacrifice to drive all the way to Loudoun most days. Unfortunately due to financial challenges presented in this time of Covid, we cannot yet reconstitute our midwifery program the way we would want to. Hopefully in teh next year or two, that will change. Meanwhile if you are interested in unmedicated birth, please be aware that there is still the very real opportunity for that in our new TBI. Some women choose to contract with doulas to recreate that bedside support system that was part of what was offered by the midwives previsouly. Of course, our RNs at TBI are also very excellent sources of support at all times!
Please call (703)777-5111 if you would like to visit with the doctor/midwife over a video chat for problems such as:
- PLEASE NOTE: All patients are requested to wear a face covering or mask when entering our offices to protect our staff and their fellow patients.
- Our Riverside (Lansdowne) office will reopen on a limited basis if there is enough patient interest.
Any patients with chronic medical problems (diabetes, hypertension, asthma, COPD, heart disease, active cancer, active autoimmune disease, significant obesity, etc) or those over sixty years old should stay home and call to reschedule any routine check-ups until such time as the crisis has passed. Please leave a message if the line is busy. Prescription requests will be honored until you can be seen.
Problem-appointments can be potentially handled by video-conferencing tools on a case-by-case basis. Our front desk staff will be scheduling time-slots for these.
Some OB appointments for low-risk patients can be handled by videoconferencing tools. In person visits are normally required for days when tests are required (first visit, 28 weeks, 36 weeks, ultrasounds). High risk patients will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Do NOT bring family/friends along unless it is unavoidable.
If you are able to purchase a blood pressure cuff +/- a home doppler to measure fetal heart tones at home, we can potentially do a number of your prenatal visits via TeleHealth. If you are interested, let us know and we can give/send you urine dipsticks to use at the time of your appointment.
Elective surgeries can be rescheduled, but medically indicated procedures are now being done in the hospital and the office.
- All scheduled obstetric and surgical patients will be given a prescription to have a Covid screening test 2-3 days prior to your scheduled induction or surgery.
- All unscheduled labor patients will undergo “rapid” Covid screening on arrival prior to admission to The Birthing Inn. Covid positive patients will be treated in contact isolation during their hospital stay and educated regarding care of the newborn to prevent transmission.
Midwifery services in the Natural Birthing Center will continue for eligible patients as long as there is staff available and the Covid screen is negative.
Patients are requested NOT to come into the waiting room with respiratory symptoms (cough/sneezing, etc) or fever. Call from the parking lot and we will come to you to to give you a mask and escort you directly into an examination room.
If you have a known exposure to a Covid infected individual or someone suspected of having Covid, please inform us by phone before coming into the waiting room.
We will be attempting discharges from the hospital as soon as feasible after births (24 hours for vaginal deliveries, 24-48 for cesareans) if the clinical situation allows.
- We are using quite an array of protective measures* to prevent transmission if you are less than 60 and in need of a Pap smear, breast exam, or other screening examination.
*Staggered appointment times and staffing to reduce the number of people in the office at a time, postponing many appointments, performing TeleHealth visits, screening all patients before arrival for risk factors for Covid infection (and masking those that are), bleach and alcohol wipes of all equipment and surfaces between patients, hand washing and sanitizing before and after each patient and after touching surfaces, quarantine of any staff with exposures/illness, etc.
The Capital Women’s Care/Division 49 has launched a new mobile responsive website, cwcloudoun.com. What does mobile responsive mean? Responsive design provides an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors). Thank you DatAchieve Digital!
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