The website covers different topics such as:
- Covid-19 infection and pregnancy
- mental health and wellbeing
- early pregnancy services
- birth planning
- antenatal and postnatal care
- virtual classes
- child health services
Please seek help if you have any concerns about you or your baby’s health. Don’t think it’s not important.
You can always call the team, either on 028 9615 1173 or the numbers you were given in the hospital.
Questions and answers for pregnant and postnatal women
These questions and answers from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists were updated on 29 May 2020.
Visiting and clinics update
The health of our women, babies, visitors and staff is our biggest priority. We have put in place a number of measures to keep our community safe while providing the highest level of care.Please also note the following:
- Some antenatal appointments will take place by telephone consultation or video call, with your agreement.
- You may be asked to wait in your car or outside the maternity building until you receive a phone call inviting you into the building for your appointment.
- Please attend antenatal oral glucose tolerance test appointments as scheduled.
Midwife-Led Unit clinics are currently taking place in the Grove Wellbeing and Treatment Centre. If you have any queries regarding your Grove appointment, please contact the antenatal team on 028 9504 2296.
We wish to reassure women that we will continue to offer and support midwife-led births in the Maternity Hospital.
We are here to support you and we are very grateful for your flexibility and understanding.
Maternity service information line
Maternity services have set up an information line to provide pregnant and postnatal women with support and advice.
Call: 028 9615 1173
This information line is available:
- Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
- Saturdays, 9am to 1pm
Looking after your mental health
Coronavirus (Covid-19) can affect your mental health and wellbeing. Pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period often brings with it added anxiety and concerns.
If you have any concerns about your mental health and wellbeing, please contact your GP, midwife or health visitor. They will provide the support you need.
You can find more information on the Public Health Agency’s website dedicated to Covid-19 maternity information throughout Northern Ireland.