You will still receive maternity care. However your care might be slightly different to what you expected. For example, more appointments may be conducted over the phone, if you don’t need to be seen in person, and you might have fewer appointments than usual with alternative appointments with your GP or other care provider.
If you have, or may have, COVID-19, let your Hospital Antenatal Clinic GP or other care provider know as soon as possible so that adequate monitoring of your health can be put in place while you are unwell and isolated. Routine appointments, including scans, should be delayed until after your isolation period. You will be asked to have a follow up Covid 19 test that is Negative before re-engaging with care.
- providing care in the community rather than in hospital
- offering care by video or phone
- limiting the number of support people and visitors coming into the hospital (this will help to reduce the chance of spreading the infection).
- promoting hand hygiene, other infection control procedures and social distancing staff may be dressed in personal protective gear while they care for women and families on maternity units.