Hello to all the lovely gestating moms out there!
I am continuing to teach Better Birthing classes during the Coronavirus pandemic, via two options:
- Remote classes via video call are always an option for my students, and will continue to be offered.
- For local students, in-person classes in my home or yours are also still an option I am offering, particularly since my classes are all private, one-on-one classes.
For in-person classes, I will be following safety guidelines by wearing a mask and maintaining social-distancing of at least 6-13 feet while I am at my students’ home, or vice versa. I will also sanitize my hands frequently, especially before touching anything in my students’ home, and before touching any materials to give to my students. I will not be asking my students to wear masks in their own homes, but I of course welcome and appreciate it if they are comfortable doing so. However, for students coming to my home for classes, I will ask them to wear masks (which I can provide, if needed) for the protection of my family.
Please note that at this time, California is still under a stay-at-home order. Technically speaking, teaching in-person childbirth classes is not allowed. That being said, many businesses (including retail stores) and other forms of public gatherings (such as religious services) have been allowed to re-open as exceptions to the stay-at-home order. I feel that teaching private classes with precautions in place is a reasonable choice for the time being.
As the Covid situation continues to change and develop, I may need to change my approach and offer only remote classes. I ask that any students who enroll during this season understand and accept that we may need to move to an online platform at some point during our course.
Stay smart and stay safe!