Information for the public and professionals on the coronavirus is being updated on a daily basis. The most up to date information, guidance and answers to your questions is available at the following web links:
NHS pregnancy advice: click here
Information and advice from the UK Government: click here
Q&A's for pregnant women and their families (from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, with input from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland: click here
Coronavirus Q&A for pregnant women and their families from the Royal College of Midwives: click here
NHS video with sign language and subtitles ' Your pregnancy and Coronavirus': click here
Advice for midwives, clinicians and NHS managers:
- NHS England: click here
- The Royal College of Midwives: click here
- Guidance for healthcare professionals on Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in pregnancy, published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland: click here
- Clinical guide for the temporary reorganisation of intrapartum maternity care during the coronavirus pandemic - 9 April Version 1: click here
- Guidance for neonatal settings from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the British Association of Perinatal Medicine: click here
- Resources for professionals from the Lullaby Trust to support families to deliver safer sleep advice during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: click here
- Perinatal support for Black, Asian and minority ethnic women during the COVID-19 pandemic - 22 June 2020 letter from NHSE/I detailing the four specific actions which should minimise the additional risk of COVID-19 for Black, Asian and minority ethnic women and their babies: click here
Additional national advice for women, their partners and families
A series of NHS COVID-19 leaflets for pregnant women and new mums, which have been translated into different languages, have been produced on:
- Looking after yourself an your baby during pregnancy
- Planning your birth
- Parent information for newborns
- Illness in newborn babies
A series of videos have also been produced linked to below:
- Is my baby moving enough?
- Antenatal visits - what's the point?
- Antenatal visits - what can I do?
- Itching - what does it mean?
- My mental health matters
Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent Chef Midwifery Officer for England and Matthew Jolly, National Clinical Director for Maternity, have produced this animation which explains how NHS maternity services have changed during this time and why it's important to keep in touch with your maternity team.
Additional information for women from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds is available here.
Local advice for women, their partners and families
In recognition that the current situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be causing you some anxiety each Humber, Coast and Vale Trust now offers an 'Ask a Midwife' service (available Monday to Friday from 10-12 and 2-4).
The following links will take you to Facebook sites where you can find frequently asked questions and privately message any queries directly to a midwife.
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (York Hospital and Scarborough General Hospital)
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Hull Women and Children's Hospital)
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (Scunthorpe General Hospital, Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital and Goole and District Hospital)
A set of FAQs on Your Pregnancy During the Covid-19 Pandemic has been developed by Hull Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and can be accessed here .