If you test positive for COVID-19
- In early pregnancy, if your are not ill, you will be managed at home (self-isolation) or in a place with other people with COVID-19.
- In later pregnancy (after 5 months) you will be managed at home (mild symptoms and not in labour), in a safe place with other people who have the infection, or in your maternity facility if in labour.
- If you have severe symptoms like high fevers and shortness of breath you will need to call an ambulance to get you admitted to a specialised hospital with a maternity unit, where you might need to be looked after in an intensive care unit.
- If you have had the baby, you should stay together. Always wear a mask whenever you handle your baby and have skin-to-skin contact.
- Wash your hands before and after baby care or breastfeeding.
- Health care workers that look after you will wear protective clothing and keep you in an area separate from other patients. Don’t worry about this; it is to protect them and other women from getting the coronavirus.