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COVID-19 Information for Pregnant Women, New Mothers and their Families

COVID-19 Information for Pregnant Women, New Mothers and their Families

Maternity Unit: COVID-19 information for pregnant women and their families

While you are pregnant, your ‘Pregnancy (Badger) App’ will provide you with all the up to date information you need about your pregnancy, appointments and our services, including any changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plus numbers to contact if you have any queries or concerns.

During the pandemic, to ensure the safety of all women and staff, it is with regret that we have had to temporarily suspend our home birth service. To discuss other birth options speak to your midwife.

For more information for pregnant women and their families about coronavirus infection and pregnancy the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website provides factsheets, videos and Q&A’s.

This Pregnancy and Coronavirus animation explains what pregnant women should expect from NHS maternity services during the coronavirus. Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Chief Midwifery Officer, and Dr Matthew Jolly, National Clinical Director for Maternity for the NHS in England explain what might change and why it’s so important to keep in touch with your maternity team, especially during these times.

While our face-to-face antenatal sessions are not going ahead, you’ll find various educational videos and workshops via your ‘Pregnancy (Badger) App’.

The Feeding Your Baby During the Covid-19 Outbreak webpage provides guidance on breast and bottle feeding during the pandemic, plus information on what to look out for and how to seek help if you are concerned your baby has coronavirus.

Our Looking after you and your baby webpage also provides useful information on hand hygiene, how to look after yourself, and recognising general signs of illness in your baby.

If you have any specific questions about your pregnancy during COVID-19 speak to your midwife.

As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop rapidly, the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is doing all it can to help protect patients and staff and provides regularly updated information via the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) webpage, including information about appointments, visiting, information for patients and useful links/documents.

Maternity Unit: Guidance for Women on Home Visits

For more information for pregnant women and new mothers about coronavirus, visit the Royal College of Midwives Q&A webpage, that also includes information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), which is updated as new government guidance is released.

Guidance for Women on Home Visits Flyer (PDF, 5Mb)

For important information about what parents need to know about looking after their baby during the coronavirus pandemic see our Babies and Covid webpage.

If you need more general help and support during the Covid-19 Outbreak this Covid 19 - Local Support and National Helplines sheet (PDF, 473Kb) provides contact details of various local and national organisations.

You can also look out for updates via the Royal Wolverhampton Trust's social media channels:

RWT Facebook page: @RWTNHS
RWT on Twitter: @RWT_NHS
RWT on Instagram: rwt_nhs

The Covid-19 Vaccinations in Breastfeeding and Pregnancy

The current advice from Public Health England is that pregnant women should be offered the covid-19 vaccine at the same time as people of the same age or risk group. 

For more information see Public Health England’s COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy webpage. 

For a summary of the latest information see our Latest Update on Covid-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy factsheet (PDF, 1Mb).

Infant Feeding: COVID-19 Vaccine and Breastfeeding Poster

Our COVID-19 Vaccine and Breastfeeding Poster (PDF, 858Kb) is a handy visual summary of this information.

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