If you are pregnant and expecting to give birth soon, you may be worried about what giving birth will be like under COVID restrictions.
Maternity care is an essential service. All your maternity care will still be provided. However, to protect you, your baby and your whānau, we’ve made some changes to how we work.
For the safety of you, your baby, your whanāu, and our teams, our routine care has been changed to protect everyone. This includes restricting your visitors and support people.
Our staff, and hospital teams are all aware of how difficult this is for you. We encourage the use of video calls with your whānau and friends. Speak to our staff if you need some assistance to stay connected while in hospital.
Information for pregnant women and mums who are breastfeeding is available on the Ministry of Health website.