At Cooley Dickinson Medical Group ObGyn & Midwifery, we’re committed to taking care of you during the current health care crisis and to upholding our safe care commitment. Telephone, virtual visits and in-person visits are available.

UPDATE 5-12-2020:

Visitor Policy Update/Política Actualizada Para Visitantes 

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Cooley Dickinson ObGyn & Midwifery Visitor Policy Updates during COVID-19 (updated 4/29/21)

Because of the prevalence of COVID-19 disease in our community, the Childbirth Center midwives, doctors and nurses have made some difficult decisions to help decrease the chances of transmission and to keep patients and their babies safe.  Given the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, policies will evolve with time.

Prenatal Visits

The anticipated birth partner may accompany the patient on prenatal visits.

Childbirth Center
  1. A patient who is presenting for labor and birth can have two support people, which could include the patient’s partner, family member, friend, doula, or other person.
  2. The two support people can stay 24/7 during the admission for labor and birth. These support people may leave the hospital and return but we respectfully ask that the support people limit their movements outside of the hospital to only those that are essential to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  3. In addition to the two support people, the patient may have one additional designated visitor who may visit during hospital visiting hours.
  4. Support people and the designated visitor are subject to visitor screening for COVID symptoms and risk and, if they screen positive, they will not be allowed in the Childbirth Center.
General Policies
  1. As always please call 413-586-9866 for questions and signs and symptoms of labor (see Yellow Sheet.)
  2. The provider/nurse will screen you and your support people for COVID 19 over the phone and on arrival. They will ask you about the symptoms of COVID and exposure to COVID 19.
  3. If you arrive at the hospital between 6am and 8pm, come to the Main Entrance where you will be screened for COVID symptoms and receive a mask. Then proceed to the Childbirth Center on the second floor. If you arrive between 8pm and 6am, please go to the Emergency Room entrance where you will be screened for COVID symptoms and received a mask. You will then be directed upstairs to the Childbirth Center.
  4. The Hospital will provide food trays for the laboring patient and one support person. Snacks and sandwiches are available for the laboring patient and one support person.
  5. If the laboring person has tested positive for COVID-19, their support people may be present if they are not sick and the support people must wear a mask.  If a support person is sick, they cannot stay on the Childbirth Center unit.
  6. The labor support people will be screened by symptom questions on arrival.  If they screen positive, they will be unable to stay.
  7. The patient and support people will be given a mask on arrival. Patients need to wear the mask when in the hallway and when in close contact with staff. The support people need to wear mask the whole time they are in the hospital unless they are eating or sleeping.
  8. We conduct universal rapid testing for COVID-19 for patients who present to the hospital for evaluation and admission. Identifying patients who are positive for COVID-19 helps us to better care for them and their babies. This is done by a nasal swab (not nasopharyngeal). Your midwife or doctor will discuss testing with you on arrival and answer any questions.
  9. Patients who have a negative COVID 19 test on admission have the option to use Nitrous Oxide for labor pain. Patients who test positive or refuse testing will not be able to use Nitrous Oxide.
  10. Our hydrotherapy tub is currently available for use during labor.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation during these difficult times. If you have questions, please speak with your provider.

Thank you

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Actualización de la política de ginecología, obstetricia y comadronas durante COVID-19 (actualizado el 29 de abril del 2021)

Por causa de la prevalencia en nuestra comunidad de la enfermedad del COVID-19, las comadronas, doctores y enfermeras han tomado algunas decisiones difíciles para ayudar a disminuir las posibilidades de transmisión y mantener a salvo a nuestros pacientes y sus bebes. Dada la naturaleza cambiante de la pandemia del COVID-19, las políticas evolucionarán con el tiempo.

Visitas prenatales

 La pareja de parto anticipada puede acompañar al paciente a las visitas prenatales

 Centro de Maternidad
  1. Pacientes presentándose para el parto pueden tener dos personas de apoyo, que podría incluir la pareja de la persona dando a luz, miembro de la familia, amigo, doula u otra persona.
  2. Las dos personas de apoyo pueden quedarse las 24 horas del día durante la admisión para el parto y estadía. Las personas de apoyo pueden salir del hospital y regresar, pero respetuosamente le pedimos a las personas de apoyo que limiten sus actividades fuera del hospital solo a asuntos esenciales para reducir el riesgo de exposición al COVID-19.
  3. En añadidura a las dos personas de apoyo, la persona dando a luz puede tener un visitante designado adicional que puede visitar durante las horas de visita del hospital.
  4. Las personas de apoyo y el visitante designado están sujetos a preguntas de detección de COVID y riesgos. Si dan positivos, no se les permitirá entrar al Centro de Maternidad.
Políticas Generales
  1. Como siempre por favor llame al 413-586-9866 para hacer preguntas, señales y síntomas de labor de parto (vea la hoja amarilla.)
  2. El medico/enfermera le harán preguntas de detección de COVID 19 por teléfono y al llegar. Le preguntaran sobre síntomas de COVID y exposición al COVID 19.
  3. Si usted llega al hospital entre las 6am y 8pm, venga a la Entrada Principal donde se le harán las preguntas de detección de síntomas de COVID y se le entregará una mascarilla. Después de esto podrá dirigirse al Centro de Maternidad en el segundo piso. Si usted llega al hospital entre las 8pm y 6am, por favor diríjase a la entrada de la Sala de Emergencias donde se le harán las preguntas de detección de síntomas de COVID y se le entregará una mascarilla. Después de esto se le dirigirá arriba al Centro de Maternidad.
  4. El Hospital le proporcionara bandejas con comidas a la persona dando a luz y a una de las personas de apoyo. También hay meriendas y bocadillos para la persona dando a luz y una de las personas de apoyo.
  5. Si la persona dando a luz da positivo a la prueba de COVID-19, sus personas de apoyo pueden estar presente si no está enfermos y deben usar mascarillas. Si una persona de apoyo está enferma, no puede permanecer en el Centro de Maternidad.
  6. Las personas de apoyo serán examinadas mediante preguntas sobre síntomas al llegar. Si dan positivo a estas preguntas no se podrán quedar.
  7. Se les proporcionará al paciente y la persona de apoyo una mascarilla al llegar. Los pacientes necesitan usar la mascarilla cuando este en el pasillo y también en contacto cercano con el personal. Las personas de apoyo necesitan usar la mascarilla todo el tiempo que se encuentren en el hospital a menos que estén comiendo o durmiendo.
  8. Realizamos pruebas universales rápidas de COVID-19 a pacientes que se presentan en el hospital para evaluación y admisión. El identificar pacientes que están positivos de COVID-19 nos ayuda a cuidarles mejor y a sus bebes. Esto se realiza con isopo nasal (no es nasofaríngeo).  Su comadrona o doctor conversará con usted sobre la prueba a su llegada y responderá cualquiera de sus preguntas.
  9. Las pacientes que tengan un resultado negativo a la prueba del COVID 19 al ser admitidas tienen la opción de usar Óxido Nitroso par el dolor de parto. Pacientes que tengan un resultado positivo o se rehúsen a realizarse la prueba no podrán usar el Óxido Nitroso.
  10. Nuestra bañera de hidroterapia está actualmente disponible para el uso durante el parto.

Apreciamos grandemente su cooperación durante estos tiempos difíciles. Si tiene preguntas, por favor, hable con su médico.

Gracias


Overview

Comprehensive and sensitive health care as unique as you: That’s what you’ll find at Cooley Dickinson Medical Group ObGyn & Midwifery, no matter your stage of life or state of health. We’re dedicated to moving health care forward in the Pioneer Valley with a full range of services, including pregnancy, childbirth and midwifery services as well as comprehensive gynecology care and breast health services.

Our programs and services include:
  • Adolescent GYN Health/First GYN exam
  • Childbirth Center
  • Care for trans men, genderqueer and gender-nonconforming individuals
  • Contraceptive Management (birth control)
  • Fertility counseling and treatment, intrauterine insemination, reproductive health
  • Gynecology
  • Mammography
  • Menopause Care
  • Midwifery Services
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Obstetrics (pregnancy care)
  • Osteoporosis Care (bone health)
  • Pelvic Floor disorders
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • STI/sexually transmitted infections
  • Urinary Incontinence (loss of bladder control)
  • Vaginal/Vulvar diseases and disorders

With four area locations, we offer the convenience of high-quality health care close to where you live and work:

Promoting your health, your way

Our team is dedicated to improving the health of the region’s women and providing attentive, highly personalized care for you.

When you choose our practice, one of our providers becomes your partner in health. They will also coordinate the efforts of our entire team – obstetricians, gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, and medical assistants – to ensure your concerns are addressed and your goals are met. We offer compassionate, understanding care for everyone.

Call 413-586-9866 today for an appointment at one of our four ObGyn & Midwifery locations in Northampton and Amherst.

 

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Better Health through Education

We focus on your health and well-being not only during your visits, but also by partnering with medical specialists within Cooley Dickinson and the Massachusetts General Hospital networks. For example, dietitians offer nutritional counseling through the Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Diabetes Center. A Mass General OB-GYN specializing in high-risk pregnancies consults with patients at Cooley Dickinson Medical Group ObGyn & Midwifery.

In addition, we host a variety of educational programs and events for the community, from childbirth classes and prenatal yoga to women’s health workshops. Take advantage of these opportunities to learn about topics that interest you in while helping us strengthen our community of care.

Please take a moment to browse our current offerings. And be sure to check back regularly—new classes, programs and events are scheduled all the time.

Call 413-586-9866 today for an appointment at one of our four Women’s Health locations in Northampton and Amherst.

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