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As we once again find ourselves in a national lockdown, with restrictions on reasons that we may leave our home, it is important that some points are highlighted with regards to how to access maternity care, specifically, how to let the local maternity services know that you are pregnant.
The Government says "You can leave home for a medical reason, including to get a COVID-19 test, for medical appointments and for emergencies." and "You can leave home to be with someone who is giving birth or, accessing other maternity services, or to be with a baby receiving neonatal critical care. There is NHS guidance on pregnancy and coronavirus"
It is important that if you wish to access antenatal care, you do this as soon as you find out that you are pregnant. During the pandemic maternity services remain open.
You can access antenatal care, including a booking appointment, at your GP surgery, by contacting them by telephone and asking for an appointment with the midwife. In the event that you cannot get an appointment, for routine care/booking, please contact the antenatal clinic; 01493 453892.
If you have urgent concerns (bleeding, pain, reduced fatal movements, labour or your waters break) please contact Delivery Suite 01493 452190.
Author: Birth Voices East