Women who may have or have COVID-19 can have normal labour and there is no need for a special type of delivery such as caesarean section.
Skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding should start at birth.
All women arriving at a facility in labour must wear a cloth mask and will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.
If you maybe have, or definitely have COVID-19, you will be looked after in a separated area and the health workers will wear protective clothing. You will be asked to wear a surgical mask to prevent infection from spreading to other patients or health workers.
If you do not have COVID-19, you will be looked after in the normal delivery area with other patients.