Coronavirus and pregnancy
Advice from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists UK:
Coronavirus and pregnancy - advice from RCOG UK
If you are pregnant - and happy (Otherwise scroll to bottom of page)
To arrange your maternity care at:
- Chase Farm Hospital,
- Barnet General Hospital,
- North Middlesex Hospital,
- Royal Free Hospital or
- Whittington Hospital:
You have the option to choose the hospital and book with the Antenatal department yourself.
You do NOT need an appointment with your GP.
Please ask the surgery for your PERSONALISED SELF-REFERRAL FORM (partly filled by computer) and check details are correct.
Alternatively, please download a blank Maternity Self Referral form, and complete ALL details.
Please return either form to the Surgery reception, or
by fax to 020 8888 3815, or
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This will speed up your referral.
Exemption from Prescription Charge
- while you are pregnant and up to one year after
Please request an FW8 certificate from the GP:
Are you taking Folic Acid supplements ?
Folic acid is important for pregnancy; it can help prevent birth defects. You should take a 400 microgram folic acid tablet every day, until you are 12 weeks pregnant.
(Source: NHS Choices)
Whooping Cough and your unborn baby
Having a vaccine while you are pregnant may protect your baby from developing whooping cough – a serious illness.
The best time to have the vaccine is between 28 to 38 weeks of pregnancy. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse after you are 28 weeks.
Ante-natal care (NICE Recommendation)
If you are pregnant and unhappy:
Advice is available,