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Pregnancy Book

We give pregnant women a copy of the Pregnancy Book to guide them through their pregnancy. You can see a PDF version below:

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Pregnancy Book.pdf


Patient quote

"We are both extremely grateful to the whole RVI Maternity Unit and if we are blessed with another child, I would have no hesitation in returning to the RVI."   Mr AMacF

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Maternity Unit

Maternity Unit

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We understand that this may be a worrying time for our maternity patients but we want to reassure you that our entire maternity services team is here to support you during your pregnancy, labour and birth. All areas of maternity services are working hard to help protect you and your baby from the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) so we have introduced a number of changes to our services to help support this. These changes will remain in place until further notice to keep our staff and patients safe.

If you have any worries or concerns about your pregnancy it is important that you continue to contact your community midwife or the maternity assessment unit. Please do not put off coming in to hospital, it is important that we are able to support you and address any concerns you may have.

We are continuing to follow national guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Midwives and Anaesthetists - this is changing regularly so please continue to check our website for any further updates.

You can find out more about the changes to our services here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing

NHS England has decided that women who need to stay overnight for any reason either during pregnancy or labour and women returning to hospital will be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is important that we ensure our Maternity Services remain safe so all and women and babies can be cared for in the safest environment.

We know that some patients who do have coronavirus (COVID-19) may never develop any symptoms. Swabbing everyone who is admitted will help us keep all our patients as safe as we can.

Full details on our testing programme including when and who will be tested can be found here.

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