Mums-to-be reassured by Kate Marsh, Midwifery Manager at Tommy’s
Kate Marsh, Midwifery Manager at Tommy’s answers common questions relating to isolating from wider family and vulnerable household members, from Bounty mums-to-be due who are soon due to give birth.
Several Bounty mums-to-be have contacted us to ask what they should do when they come home from hospital with their newborn baby during the coronavirus outbreak?
Here Helen who’s 9-year-old son has severe asthma is worried about bringing coronavirus into her home. She asks:
"Do I need to isolate from my son when I come with my baby or worse, send him away to grandparents?"
New mum Emma had premature twins last month at 35 weeks. Her babies are still in hospital, and her 6-year-old daughter is isolating with grandparents so that Emma can visit the babies without worry of bringing infection back into their home. She wants to know:
"When my twins come home from hospital how long should I wait until my daughter comes home from her grandparents?"
Filmed 14th May 2020
The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists has official guidelines for pregnant women