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Birth partners and support people

We welcome your birth partner and support person, with some restrictions.

Covid testing

You don’t need to do covid home tests anymore, so:

  • if you and your partner feel ok, come in as usual
  • if your birthing partner or visitor has any covid or flu-like symptoms, they should isolate away from you
  • and they must stay away from the hospital
  • if you have symptoms, call us as soon as possible: the number is in your notes

Keep us safe

Please follow any instructions we give to keep us all safe:

  • wear a face mask and use hand sanitiser
  • in some areas we may ask you to wear additional protective equipment
  • leave space and keep social distancing

Antenatal care

Your birth partner or support person can come with you to your antenatal appointments and scans.

During busy periods they may be asked to wait outside until your appointment starts.

Labour and birth

Your named birth partner and a support person can be with you during your labour and birth.

Postnatal ward

Your named birth partner can stay overnight. One other named person can visit between1pm to 7pm each day.

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