COVID-19 coronavirus and pregnancy

Support for you during your pregnancy and the COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new virus that is spreading rapidly across the world. There's no evidence that pregnant women become more unwell than healthy adults if they get COVID-19.

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How will COVID-19 affect my pregnancy?

Pregnant women do not appear to become more unwell than other healthy adults if they get COVID-19. The majority of pregnant women will have mild or moderate symptoms of a cold or flu.

Currently, there is no evidence that says that pregnant women who get COVID-19 are more at risk from COVID-19 than other healthy individuals. If you have any other conditions, then please read our guidance for those at high risk.

Will COVID-19 increase the risk of miscarriage?

COVID-19 is a new illness, and we are just beginning to learn about it. There is no evidence to suggest an increased risk of miscarriage. There is also no evidence to show that the virus can be passed to your baby while you are pregnant.

What if I have COVID-19 and I go into labour? Should I come to the clinic?

If you have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 and you go into labour, please contact the government hotline and prescribed hospitals for advice on where to deliver. Unfortunately, our facilities are not equipped for managing clients with the virus.

Is it safe for me to deliver in your clinic if I do not have COVID-19?

Our MSI maternity centres follow national guidelines to prevent the spread of disease. If you attend one of our MSI centres for a delivery, you will be screened for symptoms before being admitted to the facility. If you have no symptoms you will receive care as normal. It is always safer to deliver your baby in a health facility. We are taking extra precautions at our clinics to tackle the risk of COVID-19, by ensuring that staff wash their hands and wear appropriate protective equipment this is to ensure that you have a healthy and safe environment in which to welcome your baby to the world.