Coronavirus - Where to find advice.
Updated: Apr 18
Pregnancy can be a very stressful time, especially when you're feeling unwell. The Coronavirus (or COVID-19) is particularly worrying, both in its potential to infect many thousands of people and the implications of self-isolating. This is certainly compounded if you are experiencing a complicated pregnancy, are due to give birth in the coming weeks or are caring for a newborn.
We will therefore be sharing the advice posted on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) website as soon as it is published. You can also sign up for the latest updates on that site.
We must make it clear that if you are feeling unwell you should call 111 and the maternity unit looking after you.
There is current guidance from the Royal College of Midwives, which can be found HERE - and includes:
"Covid-19 is passed on by person to person contact. The current advice for those who are suspected of having the virus, if at home is to self-isolate and call 111 for advice. If you are still receiving care from your midwife you need to inform her also, so your care can be adjusted accordingly."
(COVID-19 - Information for RCM Members)
For general public advice please go to GOV.UK