The NJ Recommendations for Perinatal Care During COVID-19 can be found here. Click “Read the Report” for the most up to date version.
In April 2020, the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, at the request of the State and several foundations brought together neonatologists, obstetricians, doulas, midwives, labor and delivery nurses, social workers, and others to create comprehensive recommendations for pregnant individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The result, Recommendations of the New Jersey Perinatal Care During COVID-19 Work Group, was distributed throughout the state to guide clinicians, families and caregivers during these unprecedented times.
The Quality Institute, NJ Department of Health, and the Perinatal Care During COVID-19 Subgroup developed the Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic resources to ensure that even during a pandemic, every pregnant person in New Jersey is aware of and has access to safe and high quality care.
The resources offer information and guidance to help pregnant individuals plan and give birth safely and respectfully. They include topics on:
Questions You Should Ask Your Health Care Provider
Frequently Asked Questions
When to Call Your Doctor, Midwife, or Nurse
What to Expect from Your Health Care Team
Making Decisions with Your Health Care Team
Supplies and Resources You May Need During and After Pregnancy
Choosing a Place to Give Birth
Please share these with people who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant and their caregivers. The resources are available in 11 languages including Arabic, Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Tagalog.