Skip to main content
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Maternity

Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice.

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

This site is best viewed with a modern browser. You appear to be using an old version of Internet Explorer.

Welcome to Maternity Services

May 2020 – COVID-19 update

We are making some changes to ensure we can support and care for you safely through pregnancy, birth and the period afterwards.

COVID-19 and pregnancy care - frequently asked questions (FAQ)

We are providing more consultations by telephone or video link when appropriate, to avoid unnecessary travel to hospital. Some face to face appointments with a midwife or doctor are essential, and it is important for you and your baby that you attend these.

If you are unable to attend, due to self-isolation, we will offer new appointments for when your self-isolation ends. Please do not worry - if you have an urgent problem, you can still speak to a midwife or doctor day or night at our Maternity Assessment Unit.

We understand that your experience of your pregnancy may not be what you hoped for: please be assured we continue to provide the best care possible for you and your baby.

Lealet 49633P 'After your waters break' - adapted due to COVID-19 (pdf, 240 KB)

Medical help still available for pregnant women during COVID-19 pandemic - 17 April 2020

Safety

We would like to reassure pregnant women that safety is our key priority, and we are following the guidance published by the Royal Colleges.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in pregnancy - www.rcog.org.uk

Message to pregnant women from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Please follow advice on this website, as this will reflect national evidence and the evolving situation.

For further information please visit www.rcog.org.uk

Visiting

One birth partner allowed for birth only, including Caesarean section.

All other visiting will stop: this applies to all inpatient areas including the postnatal ward.

No partners may attend antenatal appointments, fetal and maternal medicine or scanning.

These restrictions apply to all sites and venues - OUH and primary care GP practices.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) - important information about visiting restrictions.

Thank you for your support at this challenging time for the NHS both locally and nationally.

About us

#Over 7,500 babies are born in Oxfordshire every year. Our vision for every mother is to experience excellent personalised care from the right professionals, through pregnancy, birth and beyond. We strive to deliver real choice and continuity of carer.

We are also a regional referral unit for women with higher-risk pregnancies, and our Newborn Care Unit provides special care for babies in Oxfordshire and across the South East.

We encourage women with low-risk pregnancies to have their babies at home or in one of our midwifery-led units; however, it is your choice where to give birth, and your choices include the Delivery Suite at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Featured Content