Supporting pregnant women using maternity services and access for parents of babies in neonatal units

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Detailed actions for NHS providers of maternity services to facilitate pregnant women having a support person of their choosing (such as a partner, friend or relative) with them at all antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal contacts and parents of babies on neonatal units having access to their babies.

This guidance updates ‘Supporting women using maternity services during the coronavirus pandemic: actions for NHS trusts’, published on 14 December 2020, and builds on trusts’ work to safely facilitate access for support people.