Dear Friends,

Please take notice of this change in state policy regarding Covid-19.
Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that will take effect Friday, June 26.
In order to comply with the new order from the Governor, we ask that you wear a mask when you come for appointments. We will have masks available if needed.
We serve a vulnerable population of new parents and new humans! Help us keep them safe.

We want to keep you updated you on what we are doing here at the Greenbank Birth Center for you and your family during this Covid-19 pandemic. Your health and safety are our top priority and we are complying with our state orders which we hope will protect everyone from unnecessary exposure and risk. While the number of infected individuals in Island, Skagit and San Juan counties is rising again, we believe these changes will help slow the spread of the virus down.

Diana and I are looking at every aspect of our practice and we are learning from the larger midwifery community how best to keep exposure at a minimum, while still providing the best care possible. We are available, as usual, 24/7 for births and emergencies.

As we learn more, we realize the importance of each and every one of you contacting your primary care provider and getting set up with that person. If you are not an established patient with a doctor anywhere please let us know so that we can help you get set up.

Please take care of yourselves. With all this talk of sickness, we don’t hear very much about how to keep yourself healthy and the best ways to boost your immune system. This is a stressful time and there are herbs and vitamins out there that can really help you. We have added our recommendations for a healthy immune system. Eat well, take walks in the woods, and spend a few minutes a day in quiet meditation sending good healing energy to those in need.

We send you all love and care.

Cynthia and Diana



Supplements for Immune Support

  • Turmeric- up to a tsp per day
  • Garlic- Raw or in capsules
  • Ginger- up to a tsp of powder per day. Fresh for cooking.
  • Vitamin C- Up to 2,000 mg per day
  • Vitamin D- 5,000- 8,000 IU per day
  • Zinc- 35 mg per day

Supplements for Adrenal & Stress Support

  • Magnesium
  • Maca Root- Up to 1 tsp per day

Why Not Home?

This wonderful documentary is free this month on YouTube. Remember….home is where YOUR (friendly) germs are!

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Last updated March 18, 2020