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

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 birth partner can stay with you for as long as you want, including overnight.

You can also have other friends and family visit you on our postnatal ward between 10am and 7pm, but they must visit one at a time to keep everyone safe.