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COVID-19 and Pregnancy - guidelines for pregnant women

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Nicole Ranaweera
on 16th March 2020
 

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Guidance for healthcare professionals on managing coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in pregnancy has been published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, with input from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland.

The guidance covers the most up-to-date advice on how coronavirus affects pregnant women and their unborn babies, how labour and birth should be managed in women with suspected or confirmed coronavirus, as well as information on neonatal care and infant feeding.

As the situation unfolds, we will update the link below to make sure you access the latest guidelines - please check back to keep up to date.

Access full guidelines here: https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2020-03-26-covid19-pregnancy-guidance.pdf

 

Comment added by Rachel Redfearn | 5 days ago

Saw this study is taking place at NPEU https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/ukoss/current-surveillance/covid-19-in-pregnancy


Idea #3. Added by Rachel Redfearn | 1 wk ago

Found this by using previously suggested #covidmaternity

https://maternityaction.org.uk/covidmaternityfaqs/

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Idea #2. Added by Emma Finlayson | 1 wk ago

Updates from RCOG since 13th March,
https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/
Published yesterday!

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Comment added by Celia Suppiah | 1 wk ago

Follow #CovidMaternity on twitter. The information is constantly updating


Comment added by Celia Suppiah | 1 wk ago

More comments from the Royal College today - a response to the new directives given out yesterday https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/news/professional-bodies-response-to-government-advice-for-pregnant-women-to-self-isolate/


Idea #1. Added by Brenda Bond MBA | 1 wk ago

I'm sure everyone is fed up with the mantra of "wash your hands" but this article on the science of soap and water explains why we must all do it and not just for this Covid 19 outbreak.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/12/science-soap-kills-coronavirus-alcohol-based-disinfectants

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Celia Suppiah | 1 wk ago |

Really informative Brenda. Dispels a lot of the myths.

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