COVID-19 Update - 10.04.20
As you know we've been posting the most recent updates from The RCOG and Royal College of Midwives, and following threads from mums commenting online. Our 'key concerns' topic for Mums-to-Be today is childbirth choices - this is their answer to that question:
Q. Will my childbirth choices be affected by the coronavirus pandemic?
We understand this must be a stressful and anxious time if you are pregnant and due to give birth in the coming months. Maternity units everywhere are working around the clock right now to manage additional pressures and facilitate women’s choices.
Like all areas of NHS care, maternity services will be affected by the pandemic but units are working to ensure services are provided in a way that is safe, with the levels of staff that are needed and the ability to provide emergency care where necessary.
If you have chosen to give birth at home or in a midwife-led unit that is not co-located with an obstetric unit, it is worth noting that these services rely on the availability of ambulance services to allow for rapid transfer to hospital, and the right number of staff to keep you safe. If these are not in place, it is possible that your Trust or Board may not be able to provide these services.
Read to full guidance HERE