As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to send shockwaves across the globe, Madhatter Knits is monitoring the spread of the coronavirus disease around the U.S. and the world. We're here to support you and your family with the information you need to know during this global pandemic. Madhatter Knits has partnered with Tzu Chi Foundation to create and distribute COVID-19 Maternal Protection Care Kits to many maternity wards and hospitals supplying all the main necessities to lower the risk of mothers contracting COVID-19.
In light of the surge in cases of COVID-19 found in newborns, Madhatter Knits quickly developed a new flip-up face shield to help our smallest members of society. Whether your baby is being transported around the hospital postnatal or being taken home, our face shield will help to prevent your newborn from being in contact with respiratory droplets along the way. Its memory foam head band allows for utmost comfort and its flip-up mechanism allows for ease of access to your baby's face for feeding without needing to remove the entire face shield. Furthermore, the shield itself is detachable either for replacement or ease of cleansing .
Maternal COVID-19 Protective Care Kits
What's included in our Protective Care Kits?
Gloves help keep your hands clean, so you do not come into direct contact with germs, such as the COVID-19 virus. You should always put on clean gloves; they should not be reused.
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Our alcohol-based disinfectants are used to clean hard surfaces in your home. Also clean your phone, laptop, and anything else you use regularly several times a day.
Our masks are made with three layers of 100% cotton for protection and breathability. They are infused with silver and copper proven to provide antimicrobial preservative technology. Everyone should wear a face mask when they have to go out in public.
At this time, there's no vaccine for COVID-19, but there are ways to protect yourself and your family from exposure to to the virus. It includes an informational leaflet on what you can do to prevent infection.
What's special about our face shields?
Our flip-up shield allows for ease of access to your baby's face without needing to remove the entire face shield.
DETACHABLE FILM SHIELD
The shield itself is detachable either for replacement or ease of cleansing. Shields can be purchased separately.
A newborn baby's head is fragile and our head band is made out of memory foam, allowing for utmost comfort to the newborn.
WHERE HAVE WE DONATED TO?
MADHATTER KNITS SENT OUT A SURVEY TO PREGNANT WOMEN TO TELL US ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH PREGNANCY IN THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME. WE WANTED TO GIVE MOTHERS WHO FELT LONELY, SCARED, OR UNSETTLED ABOUT THE CURRENT SITUATION A VOICE TO BE HEARD BECAUSE THEY ARE OFTEN AN OVERLOOKED HIGH-RISK GROUP. IF YOU ARE PREGNANT DURING THIS TIME AND FEELING WORRIED, PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE. THESE ARE SOME OF THE TESTIMONIES WE RECEIVED, INCLUDING A TESTIMONIAL VIDEO. WE HOPE THESE PERSONAL TESTIMONIES WILL PROVIDE YOU SOME COMFORT.
I was born with a respiratory issue so with this COVID stuff going on it's quite a struggle to breathe with all the masks required. I fear the most, not getting the help I need during the COVID with my respiratory, learn and comprehension disability. I also have been born with body temperature issues too so right now not getting help when I need it is my fear. I don't always have nurses and doctors who can help to my understanding so when my husband is denied to be by my side it impacts me and my child. If I can't understand than my son is at risk. With the mask policy it's hard and the heat doesn't help but now the denial of certain amount of people in the rooms or appointments is stressful. It's important for the father to be involved.
I'm overwhelmed with anxiety. I've written letters to my husband and daughters (they don't know that.) Just some personal letters if something should happen to me and I don't make it. It's sad to think about, but I live in San Antonio, Texas where the COVID-19 has surged to an all-time high. I'm in fear I could get sick before I give birth, but I'm even more nervous to get sick while in the hospital giving birth. I pray every night for my family. My husband is a plumber and has worked since Covid hit the U.S. He wears protective gear and masks in 107°F weather to ensure his and our safety. It's a whole new world, and bringing up a baby into it is really scary. I think of all pregnant mommies and hope and pray for their safe deliveries.
Laura Gonzalez Nandez
It's been one of the best and worst experiences of my life. My family survived losing our home last year. Eight months of homelessness with our three year old. We were delighted to hear we had a son coming but terrified as the world plunged into a truly dire situation. I have been unable to work since the shut down. I take care of our three year old and our baby son is due next month. I have no bottles, no car sear, and very few clothes. I'll tell you it's been a nightmare. I've been delivering food to try to help my family out and people care so little about my life or my family's life when they refuse to wear masks or social distance.
Being pregnant is very stressful with COVID going on. I feel overwhelmed with protocols in place for sonograms and not having support with me at doctor appointments. Stressful everyday situations dealing with cleanliness and making sure not to touch my face or mouth. Hearing one of the kids cough or my fiance cough is like a new nightmare all on its own. Being pregnant with all the other possible things that could go wrong like zika virus, premature labor, and being high risk since pregnancy hasn't helped at all. Two doctors appointments a month plus a sonogram a month takes a lot out on me and my fiance. My insurance won't pay the money for the prescription for that, so I have to gamble with over the counter "safe" meds to keep it under control
Being pregnant during COVID has been a real bummer, simply because you can't do things that people would be able to do during their pregnancy. We have to wear a mask that we can barely breathe in, and the hospital expects us to wear them in labor and delivery. It is hard enough when we have to focus on breathing as it is. I hate that this is the new norm for my newborn baby.
I'm currently pregnant with my first baby, and I'm having a girl. My mother and grandmother won't be there to support me through my first baby. Only my boyfriend will be allowed to stay with us, but if I'm having a C-section he may not be allowed to be in the operating room with me. I really don't want to go through this alone.
I was scared I would end up giving birth without a support person. I did give birth without a support person. I did it, and I am so proud of myself. You can do it too. We can get through this together mommies!"
This pandemic has really put me in a sad state because I am expected to be able to do a lot more when I am not sure if I'm able to. With 6 weeks left, I'm getting really nervous about delivery. During this pandemic, every cough, sniffle, and belly ache terrifies me.
THINGS TO KNOW IF YOU ARE PREGNANT DURING COVID
How can I protect myself and my baby against
Wash your hands frequently
Wear a facemask whenever you leave the house or breastfeed your baby
Make sure to always cover your cough or sneeze with your arm or tissue so germs do not transfer
Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet apart from another person.
Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
If you have fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek care early. Follow medical advice to protect your baby, yourself, and others.