Full Fact’s Pregnancy COVID-19 helpline
Anyone who has any questions or concerns regarding Covid-19 and pregnancy can send a message, image, video or voice note to +44 7521 770995 and will receive a response within 24 hours.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy visit https://fullfact.org/pregnant-then-screwed/all/
When you know you are pregnant you can now self-refer to UHNM by visiting https://www.uhnm.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity/my-pregnancy-notes/
Once registered, a midwife will aim to be in touch with you approximately 8 weeks into your pregnancy to arrange an appointment that is convenient to you and your family.
This is the easiest and fastest way to refer. Or you contact the community office midwifery office on 01782 672181 and we will be in touch to arrange your telephone booking appointment.
Whilst 01782 672181 is available from 08:30 – 16:30 we respectfully ask that you contact this number after 10:30.
During 08:30-10:30 the line is particularly busy due to hospital communication to the community midwifery teams.
It is really important that you continue to contact the Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) if you have concerns about your own health, or your baby’s e.g.
- you have bleeding from your vagina or leaking fluid (clear or any colour)
- your baby’s movements have slowed down, stopped or changed
- you have a headache, problems with your vision, pain just below your ribs, vomiting or sudden swelling of your face, hands or feet
- you have severe itching or a rash, particularly one affecting your hands and feet; or if the whites of your eyes and your skin is yellow
- you have pain in your tummy, or you are having contractions or tightenings
- you feel unsafe at any time
- trust your instincts; if in doubt, get checked out!
- voice your concerns
- ensure your concerns are heard.
The MAU is open 24/7
Please call MAU on 01782 672300
Due to space limitations partners are asked to remain outside the maternity building when women attend MAU
Maternity Birthing Centre visiting
From Monday 30 May two birth partners can accompany the woman for induction of labour, established labour and birth
MBC telephone contact 01782 672200
Ward 205 and 206 visiting
From Monday 30 May:
Visiting is permitted between 9am and 9pm for partners and own children only.
General visiting is permitted between 6pm and 9pm .
No more than two visitors are allowed per bed at one time (including the partner).
Children must not be left unsupervised with patients on the ward.
Ward 205 telephone contact 01782 672205
Ward 206 telephone contact 01782 672206
Births at the Freestanding Midwifery Birthing Unit (FMBU) remain suspended. UHNM Maternity Services are currently conducting a full review of our midwifery workforce numbers. Maternity services will then be in a position to review our proposed models of care. We continue to offer antenatal and postnatal care at FMBU.
If you are pregnant and need information about home births, or any other non-urgent issue relating to your pregnancy, your health after giving birth or the health of your newborn baby, please call your community hub telephone number:
County Women’s Health Centre and County Community Midwifery
Telephone 01785 230059
Newcastle Team based at Bradwell Community Midwifery Hub
Telephone 0300 123 0905
Central Team Community Midwifery Hub based at Thomas Boughey Centre
Telephone 01782 233582
South Team Community Midwifery Hub based at Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre
Telephone 01782 231822
North team Community Midwifery Hub based at Chell Heath Childrens Centre
Telephone 01782 231152
Thank you for your understanding and support.
The community midwifery team will contact you by telephone the day after you have left hospital to ensure that you and your baby are well and to arrange a visit. You may be asked to attend a postnatal clinic.
Please inform the community midwifery team if you or any member of your household has any symptoms of Covid-19, or a positive test.
We are here to provide care and support to you and your baby in these extraordinary times.
If you have any non-urgent queries please contact the community midwifery team on 01782 672181 in office hours.
- RCOG Combined info sheet and decision aid 20.07.2021
- RCOG Q&A: COVID-19 vaccines, pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Pregnancy and Coronavirus (NHS UK)
- Coronavirus infection and pregnancy: Information for pregnant women and their families
- Information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination
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