UPDATED: The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists issues guidance on Covid-19 and maternity services

Updated clinical guidance on Covid-19 and maternity practice

Updated document published 6 May 2020

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:

  • To outline considerations for care for pregnant women and their infants during the COVD-19 pandemic
  • To advise maternity units around the provision of safe care to women and infants with suspected / confirmed COVID-19
  • To support healthcare staff working in the maternity services
  • To set out a framework for managing the impact on maternity services
  • To provide principles to help units develop their own response plans

This document will be updated as new information and evidence emerges.

Covid-19 Infection - Guidance for Maternity Services

Updated document added 6 May 2020

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.

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

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Barbara Conneely is the Coordinator for the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.