Patients & Visitors


Antenatal Care and COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Our priorities are to provide you with safe, kind care, and to reduce the risks of the general public contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Due to the advice regarding coronavirus and to protect our pregnant women and newborn babies we have to make some changes in how we see you during your pregnancy. This is being reviewed regularly in line with evidence.

Attending antenatal and postnatal care when you are pregnant and have a new baby is essential to ensure the wellbeing of you and your baby.

Face-to-face and virtual appointments

Where possible we currently want to limit your contact with us in line with guidance. There are points in your pregnancy where we recommend seeing you face to face, at other times we are recommending contact via telephone. This will be discussed with you by your midwife.

All of our consultant clinics are now being held virtually and you will be contacted with an appointment. If you need an urgent scan or face to face consultation this will be discussed with you.

If you are well, you should attend your face to face antenatal care. If you have symptoms of possible coronavirus infection, you should postpone routine visits until after the isolation period is over and seek advice from The NHS 111 Service.

What if you have symptoms?

If you have symptoms of a possible coronavirus infection please contact your local maternity centre to postpone your appointment. For other queries about coronavirus and pregnancy the following website may be helpful:

Education videos

At the moment we are unable to provide face to face antenatal education sessions. We will be providing videos for you to watch to make sure we still have opportunities available to give you information about pregnancy, which will be published on this page.

Birth Preferences

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