Maternity Safety Information

*Translated maternity safety information materials are available on the links*

The key message themes are:

  • If you are pregnant and Black, Black British or Asian, Asian British – you might be more vulnerable.
  • Trust your instincts – call your midwife or maternity team anytime if you are worried about your pregnancy or if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • It is safe to attend for your care and appointments during the pandemic.
  • Is your mood ok? Who to speak to if it is not ok.
  • What to do if you miss an appointment.
  • Signs of labour and what to do if you think you are in labour.
  • What to do if you have signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia.
  • The importance of taking Vitamin D.
  • Feeling safe in your own home and how to find support if you don’t.
  • Looking after you and your unborn baby.

If you have any comments or spot any errors in the translations please contact:  susan.mcauliffe@nhs.net

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North West Maternity Services Working Together

These messages and materials were created by a collaboration of individuals and organisations in the North West.

We would like to thank the following for their contribution to this project:

  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Caribbean and African Health Network
  • Cheshire and Merseyside Local Maternity and Neonatal System
  • Greater Manchester and East Cheshire Local Maternity and Neonatal System
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria Local Maternity and Neonatal System
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • North West Regional Maternity Team, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Pennine Maternity Voices Partnership
  • Renaissance Translations
  • Ronset Printers
  • University of Manchester – Division of Nursing / Midwifery and Social Work