Photo by Meg Brock Photography, In alignment with CDC guidelines and larger health systems navigating care changes for supporting social distancing, I will be making the following changes to my prenatal and postpartum care. The Royal College of Midwives has produced a useful infographic on preparing for a home visit from your midwife. If you have been allocated a local health continuity team or a named community midwife. You should contact your maternity unit to inform them that you have symptoms suggestive of coronavirus, particularly if you have any appointments in the next 10 days. This evidence supports the remaining UK government recommendation that all pregnant women should pay particular attention to social distancing measures and good hygiene and that this is particularly important at 28 weeks’ pregnancy and beyond. Whether you wish to labor in the water and get out for delivery or stay in the water for delivery, midwives are there every step of the way to oversee the safety of you and your baby. ��СVS����=LV&JP\��M��Zw@ !��ؤ��� �]����9X�S��D��е��c�w��!Z�+��o�TY� x���� �\�kK�%ES�����ث�s4�u��Z�j��~��F�����1�#��rj�^S�d�,`g/r It is important that any visitors follow guidance in hospitals about social distancing, wearing a face covering and regular handwashing. The increased risk to pregnant women from a BAME background, those who are over the age of 35, those with a BMI of 30 or above, and those women who have pre-existing medical problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, will mean that your maternity team may offer you additional appointments, or refer you to a doctor or specialist clinic should there be any concerns about your or your baby’s health. London Please be assured that the maternity team will do all they can to provide information, guidance and support to you and the woman giving birth. We still do not know if the virus can be transmitted from a mother to her baby during pregnancy. Another midwife said: "Women feel we are robbing them of the maternity care they want. Ver información del COVID-19. "That applies to pregnant women, their babies and, of course, the maternity staff taking care of them. You should be supported to have them with you, unless they are unwell with coronavirus symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus. Antenatal and postnatal care is based on years of evidence to keep you and your baby safe through pregnancy, birth and beyond. <> They will listen to and ensure your concerns and wishes are addressed. There is no evidence that women who have recently had a baby and are otherwise well are at increased risk of contracting coronavirus or of becoming seriously unwell. Community midwives are in a unique position of providing a model of care that works well in pandemics because our clients have less exposure to waiting rooms, hospitals, and only see one provider during visits and two providers during your birth. ���� JFIF x x �� ZExif MM * J Q Q tQ t �� ���� C The government guidance for the clinically vulnerable remains in place and you should ensure you continue to follow the latest government guidance. Print, Content © 2001-2019, Website © 2016-2019 Silver Chips Online, 51 University Blvd. All pregnant women should be provided with information about Group B streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancy and newborn babies. If you're more than 10 weeks pregnant and haven't seen a GP or midwife, contact a GP or midwife as soon as possible. For more information, see the FSRH clinical statement: Information to support management of individuals requesting to discontinue contraception to plan a pregnancy during the Covid-19 outbreak. There is no evidence that pregnant women are more likely to get seriously ill from coronavirus but pregnant women have been included in the list of people at moderate risk (clinically vulnerable) as a precaution. In the UK, information about all pregnant women requiring admission to hospital with coronavirus is recorded in a registry called the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS). Around one in four women in the UK has a caesarean birth. You will be required to wear a mask or face covering. Antenatal care during COVID-19. If it is the case that your birth partner(s) will not be able to be present during the birth, your maternity team will discuss this with you and will do everything they can to ensure that your birth partner(s) can see you and your baby as soon as possible after the birth. Our team of midwives work in collaboration with obstetricians, gynecologists, perinatologists, anesthesiologists and neonatologists to ensure your healthcare needs are met. You may also be asked to self-isolate and offered a test prior to a home birth. If you are due to have an elective caesarean we will do your swabs … If you are in the UK, you should follow the advice given by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which is being regularly updated in line with the evolving situation. If you miss an appointment and you haven’t heard from your midwife, please contact them to rearrange. On 5 June 2020, the suspension of hospital visiting in England of inpatients was lifted. Hospitals and clinics are making sure it's safe for pregnant women to go to appointments. The NHS in England has written to all maternity units in the country calling on them to take four specific actions to minimise the additional risk of coronavirus on BAME women and their babies. If you are experiencing domestic abuse or violence, please tell a healthcare professional who can provide information and support to keep you and your baby safe. If you are concerned about your health or healthcare requirements we strongly recommend that you speak to your clinician or other healthcare professional, as appropriate. �9W�+���T}�mm�)��p�qb�i��T��K,�N��ϕ�[V�f�LQ�e��w`^�R��1�Ð}�q��O���h��-ޮٗ�-�Z���Ξ��D�mp�:���N!|5���\��a.�D�x��E@�4��0W�#|#p��qF \$P�0FV4d vB"�B���.���\�~u��fq��o����e�L�J͊�"��kި0Bq� ��]�M!ǂ5��:��R����`3��y(��a3�jU�F��2b��bX��Sm��okkL�T)�7�5����8���S����Jr���]T���[6��4p��ɳ�e]�g�����A�G����㘲tHd�pcF(�u1Ŋ��ESoV��k�H2.�x������Y�x�6��j �؏*݀�� �.�/�bk�������o��ML�,VX�����5$������^��iW�,'�����Q[Nr��`8&���8,uYѶ�w�+����3^[�u߸�v��u9ɢ��F��i��O��s��#[��n��Y�Ӯ���횎' However, this is happening differently in the four nations of the UK with specific advice in England, in Scotland, in Wales, and in Northern Ireland. This includes reducing staff commitments outside maternity units, reducing any non-essential work within Trusts and re-organising staffing. Over two-thirds (68%) of RCM members said it improved rest and recuperation for women, with a similar number (62%) citing an improvement in bonding between mother and baby. More information on pregnancy and coronavirus is available on the NHS website. However, some visits in person with a midwife or doctor are essential and it is important for the wellbeing of you and your baby that you attend these to have routine checks.