Covid 19 Precautions The health of both our families and our community is of the utmost importance. For your protection, and mine, Nurturing Naturally, LLC follows the CDC recommendations for clinical care including, but not limited to:
If there are any signs of Covid 19 in either the provider's home or the client's home, the appointment will be cancelled or changed to a virtual consult.
Everyone over the age of 2 who is able and present at the consult will wear a mask covering the nose and mouth.
The provider will perform appropriate handwashing for 20 seconds with soap and water upon entering the client's home and will wear disposable gloves when touching the breastfeeding dyad.
The scale and any other equipment will be wiped with a disinfectant solution at the beginning of the consult.
Upon Confirmation of your Appointment
If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Anthem PPO, or Cigna health insurance, preapproval must be obtained through Lactation Newtork. Click -> Lactation Network <- for insurance preapproval. Generally, this preapproval process takes only a few hours time and you will be notified by e-mail if you are 100% covered.
Upon confirmation of your appointment, you will be sent a welcome e-mail with forms to be completed prior to your appointment. It is imperative these forms are completed prior to your appointment. These forms will be submitted via a secure, online health portal.
Cancellation/Late Policy (because sometimes, life happens...)
If you must cancel your appointment, please do so as soon as you realize there must be a change, or at least 1 hour before our appointment. I reserve the right to charge a $25 Cancellation Fee for non-emergent cancellations with less than 1 hour notice.
I do my best to arrive on time, but keep in mind your appointment time is a 'window.' Sometimes construction, traffic, weather, or a previous consult can affect my arrival. On the rare occassion I anticipate being more than 15 minutes late, I will contact you.
My charting software is a secure, online platform. As such, I will need access to your WiFi while I'm there. Please have your WiFi password available when I arrive.
When Should I Feed My Baby?
In a perfect world, try to feed your baby about 1 1/2 hours before I'm due to arrive. That having been said, babies need to eat when babies need to eat! Do not try to put off your baby if he/she is hungry. Instead, offer them a "snack" as needed.
What About A Support Person?
A consultation is about 2 hours long, and we will work hard during that time. There is a lot of information to consider and absorb. Although I will provide you with a written care plan, it is often helpful to have a support person present. This person can take notes, make sure you've asked all your questions, and provide a second set of eyes and ears to support you on your breastfeeding journey.
A support person is also useful to get you a drink or a snack if needed during our time together.
Breast Pump Information
If you are currently using a breast pump, please have it assembled and ready to use during our consult.
If you are not currently pumping, but are supplementing or concerned you have a low milk supply, please have your breast pump assembled and ready to use in the event your care plan includes pumping.
If you're not currently pumping, but have additional questions about returning to work and pumping, we will set a follow up appointment dedicated to using your breast pump. During an initial consultation, there is a lot of information presented. Let's get you and your baby nursing well, and we can prepare for your return to work at a separate time.
Extra Info To Consider
Don't feel pressure to shower, dress, do hair, or make-up for our consult. REALLY - there's no need. I'm not here for a glamor shoot!
Do not worry about the "condition" of your house. All I need is enough counter or table space to set up my scale, and a place to sit near you.
I am a healthcare provider coming to your home to perform a service. You need not act like a hostess during our consult.
Pet Protocols - I am an animal lover and would be happy to meet your furry, four legged family members if you feel that will make them more at ease. You know your pet best, so it's up to you if you choose to have them separated or not. Remember, I am going to be "up close and personal" with both you and your new baby and fur-babies are naturally protective of their pack. Please be sure non-canine or non-feline pets are safely secured - I don't mind a snake circling my arm, but not during a consult. And, if you have a pet tarantula, please, DON'T tell me!