COVID-19 resources for pregnant women and new parents
As COVID-19 infections remain present in the community, we appreciate this can be a stressful time, especially for pregnant women. This site is designed to provide you with information on how we can continue to support you and your family if you contract or are exposed to COVID-19. This information should be read in conjunction with all available information from NSW Health.
Remember – our maternity team will aways see you if you have any concerns regarding you or your baby’s health. If you are worried about your baby’s movements, bleeding, pain, labour, ruptured membranes or any other pregnancy issues, we need to see you – call your maternity unit to arrange a review.
If you test positive to COVID-19, some modifications may be required to your normal care. Contact your maternity service to discuss your pregnancy care needs whilst in isolation.
If you are worried about your COVID-19 symptoms please call:
- 000 if you are very unwell and need an ambulance
- National COVID-19 support line on 1800 960 933
- Health Direct on 1800 022 222
If you are concerned about your pregnancy or baby at any time please call the maternity service
For further information and the latest NSW Health advice regarding testing and isolation, please refer to the information below.
NSW Health continues to provide up to date information regarding COVID-19 for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy. This information is available at NSW Health COVID-19 advice for pregnant women and new parents
Pregnant women are considered a high-risk group in regards to COVID-19, further information from reliable sources is available at COVID-19 Resources Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence
COVID-19 vaccines (including boosters) are recommended for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy. Information on COVID-19 vaccination is available in the COVID-19 vaccination – shared decision making guide for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy
For the latest advice regarding self-isolation requirements and when to get tested for COVID-19 see NSW Health self-isolation and testing information
In March 2022 the NSW Government approved an exemption to the Public Health (COVID-19 Self-Isolation) Order to enable birth partners to provide care and physical/emotional support in the birthing environment during labour, birth and the immediate postnatal period, subject to specific conditions and individual facility processes. To view the details of the exemption, visit Public Health Order – Exemption to isolation for COVID-19 positive birthing partners
Expecting a baby and becoming a new parent can be a challenging time for some people. To access support with your own or your family’s mental health and wellbeing please speak to your maternity care provider or visit PANDA