Childbirth during a pandemic is safe

Giving birth during the novel coronavirus pandemic can be a scary thought.

The providers and staff at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Labor and Delivery Department understand those fears.

“We realize this is a very scary time to have a baby,” MHSC Women’s Health Director Megan Jacobsen said. “We want you and your baby to have a safe and happy delivery.”

To help ease those fears, here are the answers to some common questions the Labor and Delivery Department have received lately:

Q: Do I have to be tested for COVID 19 before I deliver?

A: The hospital is asking that all mothers coming...


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