There is lots of information out there regarding the coronavirus and COVID-19. We want to make sure you have access to reliable and accurate information and resources so you and your baby can stay healthy. Right from the start.
Pregnancy and COVID-19
The American College of OBGYNs has an up-to-date page with everything you need to know about staying safe, getting prenatal care, and much more. Find their info here:
Here is the Center's for Disease Control's (CDC) most current information on pregnancy and COVID-19. They are now stating that pregnant women have the same risk (not greater) of contracting the virus as the general population.
In this article, OB/GYN specialists from Yale Medicine answer questions about pregnancy and coronavirus.
Prenatal Care and Delivery
Wyoming Medical Center's current policy for pregnant women states:
"Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are asking any woman 20 weeks or further in her pregnancy who is coming to the hospital for treatment of any kind to call ahead. This will allow us to do a phone screening for risk factors and helps to ensure your safety as well as the safety of other patients. Call (307) 577-5530."
Their policy on visitors in labor and delivery is:
- Any visitors to the The Birthplace must be accompanying a woman seeking care, or have the parental wristband. Wristbands must be on the wrist of the visitor.
- Upon admission, women will get their band placed and decide who will be given the second wristband with the understanding that this will be the only person who can visit during the woman's stay. This person will be encouraged to stay in the hospital with patients and not go back and forth throughout the day, and they will be required to wear a fabric face mask.
Read more here.
Each of the prenatal providers in town has implemented precautions due to COVID-19. Please call your provider to find out more. Below is a link with current prenatal care providers here in Casper.
Local and State Information
The Casper-Natrona County Health Department's website gives you the most current local information on the virus's impact here, as well as what the current recommendations and restrictions are. There are also links to their live briefings that occur weekly on their Facebook page.
Call the COVID Hotline to get questions answered at 307-577-9892 Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm
For statewide information on the virus, including number of cases and recoveries and current statewide health recommendations, you can go the Wyoming Health Department's page.
This official page has information for Wyoming related to health, schools, businesses, travel and more. It includes all the current state and county orders:
To find local and statewide resources in any area, including housing, food, healthcare, employment, legal assistance and MUCH more, go to the Wyoming 211 page.
You can also call 211 and get live assistance to locate any resource you need here in Wyoming!
Call 307-577-9778 and ask for Maternal & Child Health. You can get one-on-one support from a registered nurse at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department.
Learn more here: Maternal & Child Health