Page updated 11 January 2021
Our maternity teams in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are working hard to keep services as normal as possible for pregnant women in their care, while ensuring their safety and also the safety of staff. The last thing we want is hospital infection rates rising, putting vulnerable people – and the staff who care for them – at risk. To keep everyone safe some services are having to reduce the number of people coming into maternity departments, meaning visiting times may be shorter or partners attend scans digitally. All women will be supported to have at least one partner with them during labour, birth and for the period immediately after the birth, except in an extremely limited number of circumstances. Any changes to partners accompanying will be reviewed regularly by the maternity staff.
We understand the frustration and anxiety and this is not the experience wanted for our families – but our services are there for you and remain open, not only for appointments and scans but also if there are any concerns about the pregnancy or the baby’s movements.
Information for pregnant women and their families from The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Poster from the Royal College of Midwives about keeping everyone safe when visiting maternity.
All the latest information for pregnant and postnatal women including appointments, attending the hospital and infant feeding is on this page.
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