The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued an updated guidance document on COVID-19 and maternity services, available to download below.
COVID-19 is a new infection and there is limited evidence about the virus. While pregnant women do not appear more likely to contract COVID-19 infection than the general population, it is still unknown whether pregnant women with COVID-19 will be shown to experience more severe disease, when more evidence and information becomes available.
This guidance document aims to:
This document will be updated as new information and evidence emerges.
This guidance document outlines considerations for care for pregnant women and their infants during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides advice for maternity units around the provision of safe care to women and infants with suspected/confirmed COVID-19.