Maternity/Kienzle Family Maternity Center

Renee and Riverstone Halbritter

Note changes to our Labor and Delivery and post-partum policies due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please click here to view ongoing news and updates.

COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations for Pregnant Patients

ACOG: ACOG Practice Advisory on COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant and lactating patients
ACOG recommends that pregnant individuals who would otherwise be considered a priority population for vaccines approved for use under an Emergency Use Authorization to make their own decisions regarding their health in conjunction with their clinical care team. “ACOG recommends that COVID-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination based on ACIP-recommended priority groups.”

CDC recently updated its COVID-19 vaccination considerations for pregnancy, which includes a review of the science and addresses risks, benefits and patient personal choice.

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
official statement on the COVID-19 vaccination and lactation mothers:
“The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine does not recommend cessation of breastfeeding for individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals who are lactating should discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with their health care provider, within the context of their risk of contracting COVID-19 and of developing severe disease.”

Crouse Health’s family-centered maternity care goes beyond the expected when you’re expecting. Not just during delivery, but before and after.

Just ask Renee and Ray Halbritter, who credit Crouse for saving their son Riverstone’s life after he was born three months early.

More OB physicians and midwives deliver more babies at Crouse than any other upstate New York hospital. And our Baker Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the highest level center in the region for complicated pregnancies, deliveries and specialized newborn care.

Thankfully, most births go as planned. But it’s reassuring to know our resources are right here if they’re needed.

For the health of both you and your baby, don’t you deserve the Crouse maternity experience?