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COVID-19 advice for pregnant women, families and NHS workforce

Advice for pregnant women and families

Here you will find the latest information for you and your family during the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, pandemic.

Please follow the links below to the latest guidance for you and your family.

The Royal College of Midwives - RCM

The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - RCOG

  • They have developed a range of resources to inform and support healthcare professionals and the general public during the pandemic

Government and NHS advice on COVID-19

It is important that you follow the most recent advice around keeping you and your family safe and continue to make decisions that are right for your family.  We strongly recommend reading the Government advice during COVID-19 as well as NHS advice for everyone during COVID-19.

Improving Me updates

Our team will always endeavour to bring you the latest information on COVID-19. Please follow the Cheshire and Merseyside Women's and Children's Services Partnership on social media - 

Hospital- specific advice

If you'd like to know what advice is available per hospital, please review the below information:

Mental health and COVID-19 for pregnant women and new parents

It is really important to look after your own mental health and wellbeing, especially if you are isolating from your friends and family during this time.

If you have appointments with midwives, health visitors, doctors or mental health support, it is important to keep up with these.  Some of these may now be offered as telephone calls rather than face-to-face.  If you are worried about attending appointments in person, or unsure if these are going ahead, contact your provider to get the latest update.  The Royal College of Midwives has a list of FAQs that you may find useful

If you are worried about your mental health, you can get in touch with a health professional such as your usual GP, midwife, health visitor or mental health worker.

If you or someone you are concerned about are experiencing a mental health crisis, feeling despairing or suicidal, there are services you can approach:

  • Call the Emergency services on: 999
  • Your local NHS mental health services
  • Accident and Emergency at your local hospital
  • Samaritans Free to call on: 116 123

Useful online information and telephone support resources

Resources for self-help