At this time of uncertainty and social distancing, the question arises on what procedures are being followed in Saskatchewan hospitals to allow the safe delivery of babies.

In a written statement to the newsroom, The Saskatchewan Health Authority says that, while each facility's requirements are different, there is a plan in place to reduce the risk of exposure for all patients,staff and physicians.

This includes how patients flow through the facility to ensure physical distancing.

All maternal patients are being asked to call ahead to their delivery site. This will allow for a prescreen to occur and ensure that each patient's needs and safety requirements are met.

One labor and birth support person is allowed during the entire admission, they may not leave or trade out. Also, the support person will be screened for risks or symptoms of COVID -19.

Both the patient and the support person will be required to stay in the patient room, thus insuring the safest birth.