COVID-19 and pregnancy

COVID-19 and pregnancy

We understand that pregnancy, whilst exciting can also be stressful, particularly in these challenging times.

Our maternity team are here for you every step of the way to make your pregnancy journey the best experience possible.

Your partner or other support person can attend all appointments and scans with you for the duration of your pregnancy.

It is possible for one named adult over 18 to:

  • Attend all scan appointments with you (children are unable to attend scan appointments)
  • Attend the Rainbow Clinic with a woman
  • Attend the early pregnancy unit for assessment or treatment with a woman
  • Accompany a woman for the duration of her labour, from her arrival at Royal Bolton Hospital/Ingleside Birth Centre until she delivers her baby. This includes during induction of labour
  • Visit on the antenatal and postnatal wards between 9am-9pm
  • Attend all antenatal appointments

Measures will be in place when you attend appointments to keep you, our staff and others safe.

Visiting our Neonatal Unit

We know how worrying it can be for parents and families with a baby in the neonatal unit, so we have put a number of measures in place to support you.

Both parents of any child on the neonatal unit will be provided access at all times.

You can also add one other named person, this could be a family member of friend, who will also be allowed to visit the baby with one parent.

We hope this will help each parent get some rest, comfort, and support from loved ones.

As a Trust, we are continuing to review our visiting guidelines and we hope to make more changes as and when it is safe.

Finding more information

You can visit the My Birth, My Choice website for detailed information about COVID and pregnancy, including antenatal information in a number of different languages.

The site has a wealth of information and signposts to a number of useful support organisations during pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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