Covid-19 Pandemic and Pregnancy

Navigating pregnancy during the Covid-19 pandemic

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.

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 Vaccination in pregancy.jpg COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. 

The COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the UK have been shown to be effective and have a good safety record. It is important that pregnant women are fully vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves and their babies.

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: https://gov.wales/self-isolation

All women are now asked to provide a evidence of a negative lateral flow (LFT) test taken on the day of their appointment and registered on the NHS WalesCovid-19 app. Please click here to register your test. Or will need to provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

You can collecting lateral flow tests from a pharmacy or a local collection point: Find your nearest pharmacy or collection point and opening times (on nhs.uk). Or by ordering online for home delivery: Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK. You can order 1 home testing kit (7 tests) at a time. Delivery takes 2 days.

Your partner is welcome to attend your Dating and Anatomy scans and any Fetal Medicine appointments. However, we ask you to attend any other appointment on your own to help reduce the risk for yourself, other women in the clinic and the staff caring for you. Your partner will also need to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow (LFT) test taken on the day of their appointment or a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the appointment.

Your partner is welcome to be with you during labour and birth (24/7). On the Antenatal, Induction and Postnatal ward partners are welcome to attend between 8 am and 8 pm. 

However, they are asked to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow (LFT) test taken on the day of their appointment and registered on the NHS Wales Covid-19 app. Please click here to register your test. Or will need to provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.

You can collecting lateral flow tests from a pharmacy or a local collection point: Find your nearest pharmacy or collection point and opening times (on nhs.uk). Or by ordering online for home delivery: Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK. You can order 1 home testing kit (7 tests) at a time. Delivery takes 2 days.

Your partner will be asked to show evidence of the negative lateral flow test. Please do not just show a photo of the test as QR code needs to be recorded on the app. Please wear a mask. We ask that they do not attend if they have any symptoms of Covid-19.

We are not able to allow anybody who is Covid-19 positive into our Hospital and Birthing areas, other than women needing maternity care.

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(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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