Latest Information 23/03/2020
A welcome video below by The Master, Prof. Shane Higgins
The National Maternity Hospital has put together an information resource regarding COVID-19 and Pregnancy: please click link below to view.
Informații pentru gravide cu privire la COVID-19 (Romanian)
Informations pour les femmes sur COVID 19 et la grossesse (French)
Información para mujeres sobre COVID-19 y embarazo (Spanish)
Informazioni su COVID -19 e gravidanza per le donne (Italian)
Hebrew מידע זה פותח על ידי רופאים עמיתים מהעיר דבלין. מטרתו לספק מידע עבור נשים לגבי קורונה 19 והריון
Überblick über COVID-19 in der SchwangerschaftI (German)
Копия информации для беременных относительно рабочей зоны COVID-19 (Russian)
Informacje dla kobiet w ciąży dotyczące COVID-19 (Polish)
نسخة من المعلومات للنساء الحوامل بشأن منطقة العمل COVID-19 (Arabic)
(Urdu) کرونا وائرس سے متعلق حاملہ خواتین کے لئے معلومات
Measures to Control the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection
Due to concerns about the potential spread of the COVID-19 Virus, The National Maternity Hospital has implemented the following measures to reduce the amount of visitors to the hospital:
All Antenatal Classes are cancelled for the forseeable future.
All Gynaecological and Physiotherapy outpatient appointments are postponed due to COVID-19 until further notice with immediate effect.
Visiting the Hospital
Please come alone if you are:
- Attending for an Antenatal Visit
- Attending for an Ultrasound Scan
- Admitted as an Inpatient to a Ward including induction of labour
- Visiting your baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
You may bring a birth partner/support person with you if you are:
- Attending the Labour Ward or Theatre for a caesarean section
All other visitors to the hospital, including children, are asked NOT TO VISIT at this time. We understand these are difficult asks for parents. Please be assured that your health and the health of your baby are our priority.
The NMH 4-Point Plan for patients concerned that they have COVID-19
1. Phone ahead (01 637 3100)
2. Do not travel on public transport
3. Phone again when you arrive outside the hospital and wait to be escorted to the area which has been prepared for your arrival
4. When we meet you we will give you a mask to wear and ask you to wash your hands or use an alcohol gel
If your baby becomes unwell after discharge home:
If you have coronavirus or your baby has been in contact with someone with coronavirus, you should observe your baby for signs of infection for at least 14 days after the last contact. You should familiarise yourself with the use of a thermometer and how to take your baby's temperature. It may be difficult in a baby to distinguish between signs of coronavirus or any other type of infection. Therefore, if your baby is unwell with any of the followinf symptoms they should be seen by a doctor and testing for coronavirus should be considered:
- abnormal temperature [<36.0°C or >38.0°C]
- poor feeding
- difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
- lethargy or sleepiness
- tummy upset - recurrent diarrhoea and/or vomiting
Babies with a suffly nose and/or cough that are otherwise well and DO NOT have abnormal temperature or breathing difficulties can continue to be observed at home.
if your baby is unwell and needs to be seen by a doctor, call your GP to arrange a review or bring them to a children's hospital. If for any reason you need to bring your baby to a hospital or GP practice after discharge PLEASE PHONE AHEAD
Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
Patient Information Line
For further COVID-19 information, please call our dedicated line: 01 637 3511.
It will be operational seven days a week 8am - 8pm beginning from 4pm on Wednesday 18th March.
Please do not leave messages outside of these hours.
A special note for expectant women or new Mothers who are experiencing domestic violence
Patient Information Leaflet
Coronavirus and Maternity Advice
Link to Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Advice Page