We would like to provide you with as much information as possible about our current situation regarding our maternity services.
We understand that this is a worrying time for everybody and we hear your concerns about how care will continue to be provided throughout your pregnancy, birth and subsequent care for you and your baby.
At this moment we are continuing all routine antenatal and postnatal appointments within GP centres, children’s centres, Midwifery led centres at Speke, Yewtree, May Logan and Kirkby and the Antenatal clinics at the Liverpool Women’s, Crown Street and Aintree site. You should attend all of these appointments unless you are advised differently by us to ensure we can continue to monitor you and your baby’s health and wellbeing. We are currently looking at different options to provide telephone consultations where appropriate. You will be contacted by the hospital if your appointment is required to be rescheduled or anything changes.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus but are otherwise well and in self isolation (new continuous dry cough and/ or a temperature over 37.8 ◦C) please contact the Maternity assessment unit via the hospital switchboard on 0151 708 9988, and choose option 2 to speak directly to a midwife who will be able to provide you with individualised advice which may include rescheduling your appointment to facilitate safety of mothers and babies.
We remain open to all our birth options; this includes a homebirth by our dedicated birth at home team, Midwifery Led Unit and main Delivery Suite. If you already have a planned induction of labour or an elective Caesarean section this will go ahead as scheduled.
If you require urgent assistance or advice you can contact the Maternity Assessment unit via the hospital switchboard on 0151 708 9988, and choose option 1. The Maternity assessment unit is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
If you have any concerns regarding your pregnancy or baby that are non-urgent please contact your community midwife between the hours of 08:30- 16:30 alternatively you can contact the Maternity Assessment unit via the hospital switchboard on 0151 708 9988, and choose option 2.
In view of the recent information relating to social distancing for pregnant and recently birthed mothers we have decided to introduce the following measures:
- We have changed the visiting within maternity so that there is one named birthing partner across all areas of our service.
- Unfortunately we are not able to allow children or extended family and friends into the clinical area which includes the postnatal wards. We would also then advise friends and family to avoid the public areas of the hospital at this time.
- To enable social distancing we have stopped parent education classes and we are currently filming the sessions which will be available on our website shortly for you to watch.
We hope that you and your family stay well and safe. We recommend that you try and social distance as much as possible and maintain hand hygiene.
Please remember that all our maternity staff are here to help and available for advice and support whenever you need it.
We will endeavour to provide you with the most up to date information as we receive it.
Sue Orchard Dr Linda Watkins
Interim Head of Midwifery Consultant Obstetrician
For further information please follow the link to the joint guidance from the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Face to Face Information Sessions
- The Multiple Pregnancy Team parents information evening will be cancelled for the foreseeable future.
Updated: 4:52pm 23/03/2020