Important information for all women about Coronavirus, Covid -19 and antenatal appointments


Attending antenatal and postnatal care when you are pregnant and have a new baby is really important to ensure the wellbeing of you and your baby.

If you are well, you should attend your antenatal care as normal.

If you or a member of your household have Covid-19 symptoms, and you have an appointment due in the next 14 days you should call 020 8934 2358 Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.00pm, for advice. A midwife will discuss your appointment with you and arrange the right place and time to come for your appointments. You should not attend an antenatal clinic appointment if you or a member of your household feels unwell.

If you can’t get through on this number, you can call your midwife and leave a message for them. Your midwives contact number is recorded on the front cover of your maternity notes. Our midwives will return your call as soon as possible, but if your call is urgent, please do contact the 24 hour maternity triage service on

Tel: 020 8934 2802.

Midwives and doctors will continue to see you at the hospital and in the community clinics. They will be delivering some antenatal appointments by phone and you will be contacted directly if your appointment will be by phone.

Please follow this link for national up to date information on Covid-19 and pregnancy:

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

Guidance on social distancing:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (Covid-19) infection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

To reduce the number of people coming to the maternity unit we have limited visitors to the maternity unit to partners only. Women are encouraged to nominate a birth partner that will support them during their antenatal care, labour and birth, and on postnatal ward areas. Please read the leaflet below for more important information about visits from your birth partner.


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