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Maternity services. The measures outlined by the prime minister on 16 March regarding pregnant women are precautionary. There is currently no clear evidence to suggest that pregnant women are at a greater risk from COVID than any other healthy individual or that they will pass the infection to their unborn baby while they are pregnant. However, we are still learning more about how this virus affects pregnancy and therefore we advise pregnant women to be cautious and to minimise the risk of catching the virus.
Information about COVID symptoms, testing and self-isolating is also available in 60 different languages on the Doctors of the World website. For more information about the COVID vaccine, including access to information leaflets and videos, please . The Royal Free London is running a large-scale vaccination centre at StoneX stadium in Barnet where drop-in appointments are available from 9am You can also book your appointment in advance, using the national booking system. For more information about the centre and answers to common questions, .
Our maternity services are also making changes to help respond to coronavirus and protect our patients staff and visitors. We would like to reassure you that we are taking extra care in how we are looking after all women who come into our services to make sure they stay safe. We have created separate areas and are following government guidance to care for those who have or are suspected to have COVID This ensures that those women who are unaffected are also kept safe and well.
As a precaution, you should follow government advice about social distancing ; stay away from public places and avoid anyone who has symptoms suggestive of COVID In line with national recommendations, the maternity service at the Royal Free London ceased all non-essential visiting in March We are now pleased to inform you that we are in a position to lift some of these restrictions. This will be done in phases and subject to some important conditions, and we will continue to monitor the impact of these changes. Your partner will be screened each time they enter a maternity service.
If at any time your partner experiences symptoms of coronavirus or presents with a positive COVID screening, they will need to stay at home and self-isolate. Read the full details in our information leaflets:. Please be advised, if you are due to attend an antenatal or ultrasound appointment at the hospital, please do not attend:. If the above applies to you, please contact the maternity call centre on and select option 4.
There are also multiple mobile apps that provide helpful information about pregnancy, birth and parenting. You can also find more details about Edgware Birth Centre including contact details here. Further information about our home birth services can be found here. Your midwife will call you the day after you are discharged to ask you how you and your baby are, to answer any questions you may have and to plan your care. If you do not receive a call by 3pm the day after you are discharged, please call the unit where you had your baby:. You can also call us on our maternity helpline: , option 4 open Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm.
The health visitor will contact you between 10 and 14 days. It is very important that you tell your midwife if you or a member of your household has symptoms or are self-isolating. Unless there is a pressing emergency, midwives will not be able to complete home visits until the last member of the family has completed their 7 days of self-isolating for symptoms, or 14 days if self-isolating for a household member with symptoms. Before leaving the hospital you should have received a booklet titled ' Your postnatal maternity guide '. This booklet provides supplementary information about your recovery following childbirth, what to look out for as well as well as information about the care of your baby.
It also posts you and your family to other sources of information. We have prepared information for you with regard to feeding and caring for your baby — please . This information provides details of useful resources that you can access online. Please contact the maternity helpline in the first instance with any questions about your care. The maternity helpline team will answer your questions, or transfer you to another team if required: and select option 4, available 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
Please remember you can also call us on the labour ward helpline s above if you have any other general non-COVID 19 concerns about your pregnancy. These include:. We have been notified by the registry offices in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington that birth registrations have been suspended until further notice due to the pandemic.
This means the day legal deadline for registering a birth is not applicable during this time. Families can make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered. For more information, please see below links:. We remain committed to providing you with outstanding care and have dedicated staff working hard to ensure you have a safe and positive pregnancy and birth. Our maternity staff will remain working at the hospital to care for you and your baby throughout the antenatal, labour and postnatal periods.
There may be times when less staff are available than usual, but we have an extra layer of midwives and doctors on duty 24 hours a day to provide support. Our top priority is to provide the best service we can for you and we thank you for your understand during this challenging time and your support in helping us to keep you, your family and your baby safe.
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Changes to our maternity services Our maternity services are also making changes to help respond to coronavirus and protect our patients staff and visitors. In addition, there will be some key changes to our maternity services as follows: Re-introduction of partners to some of our maternity services In line with national recommendations, the maternity service at the Royal Free London ceased all non-essential visiting in March Your partner will be able to you 24 hours a day on our antenatal wards if you are in early labour or having your labour induced. One consistent partner the same partner as in labour will be able to visit you for a period of four hours on our antenatal wards and postnatal wards 5 South at the Royal Free Hospital and Victoria ward at Barnet Hospital.
One partner will be able to attend antenatal clinic and early pregnancy clinic visits. One partner will also be able to accompany all antenatal scans and early pregnancy unit scans. Children are not permitted to visit maternity or ultrasound areas at the current time. Please note, in order to adhere to government guidance on social distancing, we're unable to reintroduce visiting in the following areas: triage, antenatal clinics, maternity day assessment unit.
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