Covid-19 and Pregnancy

Navigating pregnancy during Covid-19.

If you are concerned about your symptoms of a respiratory infection, please call 111 for advice or your GP surgery.

On Monday the 30 May 2022, all COVID-19 restrictions within Wales were lifted (e.g., requirement to isolate if you test positive, wearing face masks in health and social care settings), with the World Health Organisation declaring that COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency on the 05 May 2023.

This means that if you experience symptoms of a respiratory infection, whilst pregnant, you should manage these at home. This can be things such as getting plenty of rest, drinking water to keep hydrated and using medications such as paracetamol to help with your symptoms (please refer to the NHS website for information on the recommended dose Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility while taking paracetamol for adults - NHS ( 

If you are required to attend a medical appointment (such as a Midwife or scan) in person, please tell them about your symptoms prior to attending. Further information on managing respiratory symptoms can be found on the Welsh Government website Guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19 | GOV.WALES

Testing for COVID-19 is no longer a requirement unless you are at high-risk of becoming severely ill and are eligible for treatments. Please check the following Welsh Government link to see your eligibility for COVID-19 treatments COVID-19 treatments | GOV.WALES

COVID-19 Vaccinations.

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

It is 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. To book your COVID-19 vaccine, please call our Mass Vaccination Centre on 0300 303 1373.

Information about getting the vaccine in pregnancy can be found on the Public Health Wales website Information about vaccinations in pregnancy - Public Health Wales (

Further information to help you decide if you want the vaccine can be found on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website Vaccination | RCOG.

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 partner can visit everyday between 8am-8pm

Your own children and up to two visitors can attend alongside your birth partner between 2-4pm and 6-7pm 

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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