- Being pregnant does not increase the risk of consequences from COVID-19, however, pregnant women are advised to minimise their exposure and practice working from home and social distancing. If possible you should stay home for 12 weeks as a precautionary measure and if possible to do so
- There is no current evidence to suggest that the virus is passed on to your baby during pregnancy
- Currently there is no evidence to suggest that there is an increased risk of miscarriage
- Currently there is no evidence to suggest that your baby’s development will be affected
If you are pregnant and have symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently returned from an area of the world with an increased risk of coronavirus transmission, you should phone NHS 111 or if in Scotland, NHS 24 on 111 or call your GP surgery.
You will only be tested if you need admission to the hospital. You should call ahead and you will be met outside - do not go into the waiting room. If COVID-19 is confirmed you will be advised to have an ultrascan 14 days after symptoms are resolved.
If you are pregnant and have been advised to self-isolate, the guidance currently recommends:
- Stay indoors and avoid contact with others for 14 days
- Delay routine appointments such as growth scans or tests
- Do not go to school, work, NHS settings or public areas
- Do not use public transport
- Stay at home and do not allow any visitors
- Ventilate the rooms by opening a window
- Separate yourself from other members of the household as far as possible and use separate towels, crockery, utensils and eat at different times
- Ask friends and family to get supplies and run errands, ensuring they leave any deliveries outside for you