Coronavirus advice during pregnancy

It’s completely understandable to feel anxious about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how this may affect you and your pregnancy, including any potential changes to your antenatal and post-natal care and during the birth of your baby.

Be assured that maternity care is being considered absolutely essential during these times, and arrangements are being made to ensure women continue to be supported safely throughout their pregnancy, birth and afterwards.

The RCM have put together a coronavirus Q&A for pregnant women and their families, addressing a number of key questions, including the potential effect of the virus on mums-to-be and their babies, attending appointments, birth arrangements, working while pregnant and many more. These will be updated as new information becomes available. Find the Q&As here.

Getting the COVID vaccine is an individual decision. Vaccination is recommended during pregnancy to help protect mother and baby. The RCM have further information on the COVID vaccine and its safety for pregnant women here.

The RCM have also produced a series of infographics which you may find useful, including an infographic summarising the advice for pregnant women, an infographic with guidance for getting ready for a home visit from your midwife, and an infographic about taking care of you and your baby.

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