Covid-19 and Pregnancy

Navigating pregnancy during the Covid-19.

How to protect yourself and your baby.

If you are Covid positive or have symptoms we ask you to follow the Welsh Government guidance. If you are concerned about your symptoms of Covid, please call 111 for advice or your GP surgery.

Observe your baby's movements (checking for a normal and reassuring pattern of movements), rest and to stay hydrated. If you have any concerns call a midwife/ Day Assessment Unit or Triage using the numbers on your Handheld Maternity Record.

We encourage you to continue practising safe measures such as distancing, hand-washing and mask wearing (although mask wearing is optional).

Pregnancy is a special time full of excitement and anticipation. But for many people, the COVID-19 pandemic has clouded this time with fear, anxiety and uncertainty.

Here is the latest information on pregnancy

 COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. 

Its important that pregnant women get all the recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The vaccine can be given at any stage during pregnancy. Reports from around the world Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe to use in pregnancy. To book your COVID-19 vaccine tel: 0300 303 1373

A COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy guide for all women who are planning a pregnancy, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding can be found here.

How to decide: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists COVID-19 vaccination advice for women who are, or may be, pregnant can be found here.

Public Health Wales

COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy videos

Please click here for Public Health Wales latest information on on pregnancy, birth and the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you're pregnant, you may be unsure how coronavirus (COVID-19) could affect you, your baby and your pregnancy care. Please click here for further NHS information.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have developed a range of information for pregnant women about COVID-19 vaccination. Please click here.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have prepared an information sheet for pregnant women and their families. Please click here


When you are attending a hospital appointment please do not attend if you are Covid positive or have symptoms - please call the clinic for advice and rearrange your appointment. The number to call will be on your clinic letter or text. Please follow the Welsh Government guidance for testing and isolation. Website:

Your chosen person is welcome to attend your antenatal appointment, your chosen person can be an adult or a child over the age of 11 years.

Your chosen birth partner plus one other is welcome to attend for labour and birth. 

In addition one other chosen person (one adult) can visit you in the antenatal and postnatal areas between the hours of 3-5pm. Your own children can also visit you on the ward between 3-5pm.

Visitors and birthing partners must not attend our hospital or birthing areas if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, other than women needing maternity care.

Improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of expectant mothers, infants, children and young people throughout Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Area.

(N.B: The Family and Therapies team at ABUHB is NOT responsible for the content on the webpage links that we refer to in our resource sections and linked information to external sites. All information was accurate and appropriate at the time the webpage was created.)

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