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Covid-19 updates

Globally, we are in uncharted territory with the emergence of COVID-19 and it’s impact on our way of life.

Throughout the pandemic period women continue to become pregnant and babies continue to be born.

Current UK and Scottish Government advice is that pregnant women should avoid face to face contact as much as possible. Some, with pre-existing health conditions, have also been required to shield and self-isolate wherever possible. Some babies still are born premature or sick and need extra care.

Here are links to some guidance about Covid-19 and perinatal care.

Government Advice and Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronavirus

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Guidance for Professionals from NHS and Professional Organisations

https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/covid-19/

https://www.staffgovernance.scot.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/guidance/

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/key-topics/covid-19https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-guidance-paediatric-services#working-in-neonatal-settings

https://www.bapm.org/pages/182-perinatal-covid-19-resources?delivery=ZGVsMzY1NDg=

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/infant-feeding-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

Template Letter for Patients Attending Neonatal Outpatient Clinics, including Infants on Home Oxygen: Currently under review

https://www.resus.org.uk/covid-19-resources

 

Guidance for Patients / Families from NHS and Patient Organisations

As well as the guidance below, these helpful leaflets have been produced for pregnant women and parents of new born babies.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-pregnancy-and-newborn-babies

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/pregnancy-breastfeeding-and-the-coronavirus-vaccine

https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/disease-prevention-advice/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

https://www.parentclub.scot/topics/health/coronavirus 

https://www.parentclub.scot/articles/supporting-your-childs-mental-health-during-coronavirus

Health Scotland / Royal College of Psychiatrists / COSLA / Youth Link / Young Scot. Advice for helping children, young people and their families manage their anxiety about COVID-19 [last revised 24 March 2020]

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

https://www.bliss.org.uk/parents/support/coronavirus-covid-19-information