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Changes on maternity wards

Kate Marsh, Midwifery Manager at Tommy’s answers questions relating to what to expect on the maternity ward, from Bounty mums-to-be who are due to have their babies in the coming weeks.

Mums-to-be reassured by Kate Marsh, Midwifery Manager at Tommy’s

Questions from mums-to-be about changes on maternity wards and what to expect in hospital answered by Tommy’s midwife

Several Bounty mums-to-be have contacted us to ask what happens in hospital ranging from visitors, staff levels, bottle feeding and the availability of PPE?

Here we answer three popular concerns from Bounty mum-to-be:

Zoe asks:

"What should I bring into hospital if I’m planning to bottle feed my baby and will it be safe to prepare bottles in hospital?”

Maria wants to know:

"Are midwives on maternity wards all being tested for the coronavirus every day and will they all be wearing PPE?”

Lauren asks:

"Are maternity wards running with the usual amount of staff and is access to pain relief the same in the current crisis?"

Filmed 14th May 2020

The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists has official guidelines for pregnant women

Changes on maternity wards