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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

What should I do if I think I may have Coronavirus or been exposed to it?

If you are pregnant and:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

you should phone NHS 111 or use the NHS 111 online tool for further advice, and say you are pregnant.

You should also contact the maternity unit looking after your pregnancy to inform them of the advice you have been given by the NHS 111 service.

Please let staff know that you are self-isolating before you come to hospital or are seen by our team in the community. This is so that we can give you the best care to keep you, your baby and our teams safe.

Pregnant women who are exposed to COVID-19 are not thought to be at increased risk of miscarriage. If you are less than 14 weeks pregnant and have any pain or bleeding please contact EPAU for advice.

Pregnant women are not thought to be at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 virus or to be more likely to experience complications if they do have it. Please follow the current advice for self-isolating. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ .

If you are due to see your midwife for a routine antenatal appointment please contact her in advance and let her know that you are self-isolating.  Your midwife will talk to you and decide whether you need to be seen or if your appointment can be delayed.  Your midwife will agree when and where you will have your next antenatal appointment.

If you are due to see your consultant obstetrician for a routine antenatal appointment you will be contacted by the consultant’s team. You may be able to have a telephone appointment with the consultant’s team if you don’t need to be examined. If you need a face to face appointment with the consultant before your self-isolation ends, special arrangements for you to attend your appointment will be made.

If you are under the care of a consultant and need to be seen for a specialist appointment e.g. with the diabetic team or fetal medicine, please contact our Antenatal Clinic Midwives directly for advice on: 0151 604 7024

If you have any concerns about your pregnancy such as pain or reduced movements please contact the Triage unit as usual on 0151 604 7111. The midwife will give you advice and agree when and where you should be seen.