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Coronavirus and miscarriage: your care

Over the last two and a half years, we have used this page to share information on how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affected access to hospital services for those who are pregnant or experiencing a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy, and for those awaiting investigations.  We have also shared information about Covid-19 vaccination and pregnancy.

As circumstances have changed, we provide below just a brief summary.

Last updated: 6 June 2022

Your care

While there are no country-wide Covid restrictions, the pandemic has meant that there are some delays or restrictions that might affect you, particularly where there are staff shortages. This might affect early pregnancy services, antenatal care, emergency services (ambulance and A&E) and GP practice too.

Any such delays can be frustrating and upsetting, but it is always still best to seek advice and care if you have or suspect you have problems with your pregnancy.  That is especially true if you have severe pain, very heavy vaginal bleeding or symptoms that might suggest an ectopic pregnancy (see here).

Covid-19 vaccination and pregnancy

The Chief Midwifery Officer for England, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are continuing to encourage pregnant women to get vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect them and their babies.  They are especially concerned about the number of unvaccinated pregnant women who have become severely ill with the virus and about the effects on their babies.

They know that this isn’t an easy decision for many pregnant women and their partners, so the RCOG has produced a helpful set of questions and answers that you might find helpful.  Please note that the information is also for those who are breastfeeding.