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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough and/or high temperaturedo not come to our hospitalsFollow the national advice and stay at home for seven days

Important information about our services and restrictions on visiting our hospitals can be found in the COVID-19 section.

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Welcome to Maternity Services

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 -

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

March 2020 - COVID-19 visiting information

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.