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Optimising maternity services in coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Maternal medicine/pregnant women with additional co-morbidities

The RCOG guidance on self-monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy has also been updated and can now be found as an appendix within the above document.

Antenatal and postnatal care

Fetal medicine

Postnatal contraception

Research studies in the UK

A number of nationally prioritised UK research studies relevant to COVID-19 are recruiting pregnant and recently postpartum women:


  • The RCOG framework for testing and triaging of women seeking maternity care in hospital settings has been archived. Updated guidance to support the provision of maternity care has been published in England by NHS England and NICE, and in Scotland by the Scottish Government.

Reintroduction of visitors to maternity settings

  • The RCOG welcomes published advice in ScotlandEnglandWales and Northern Ireland to help services with re-introducing visitors to maternity services including antenatal and postnatal appointments, and pregnancy scans.

Re-deployment of maternity services

Occupational health advice for employers and pregnant women



Related information

General COVID-19 information