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What to Expect When You're Expecting During Coronavirus: Many Omaha Moms' Plans Have Been Upended

Published: April 20, 2020

Many women have had to upend some of their plans for delivery — and bringing baby home — as the threat of the novel coronavirus became more serious and as hospital protocol continued to evolve. Revised visitor policies and extra protective equipment are some of the bigger changes to local hospitals’ labor and delivery floors.

“People are still going to have babies in the middle of a pandemic,” said Dr. Tifany Somer-Shely, an OB-GYN with Methodist Physicians Clinic. “We’re one of the only parts of the hospital going ahead, business as usual, visitor policy aside.”

At Methodist Women's Hospital, people who enter are given a mask at the door and have their temperature taken. They also are screened for symptoms of the virus and asked about recent travel.

Omaha World-Herald: What to expect when you're expecting during coronavirus: Many Omaha moms' plans have been upended