Your baby's movements are an important sign of their wellbeing. If you notice a change in your baby's movements, you should contact your maternity unit IMMEDIATELY, even during the Covid-19 pandemic

Your baby's movements are as important as ever. While there is no current indication that Coronavirus poses a threat to an unborn baby, delaying contacting your midwife/maternity unit with concerns does. 

If you think your baby’s movements have changed, slowed down or stopped:

  • Don't put off calling until tomorrow to see what happens.

  • Don't worry about calling - your midwives and doctors will want to hear from you. Your Maternity Unit is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so there will always be someone available to talk to.

  • Don't use any hand-held monitors, dopplers, or phone apps to check your baby’s heartbeat. Even if you detect a heartbeat, it doesn't mean your baby is well.

It's more important than ever that you don't arrive at the hospital unannounced, always phone first.

If there are any concerns about your baby you can be seen, regardless of whether you are showing symptoms of Covid-19. Ensure you mention if you are showing symptoms though, so steps can be taken to ensure the safety of those looking after you. 

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