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COVID-19 in Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and you receive a positive test result for COVID-19, please inform your midwife or GP.

It is important that you are assessed for any additional risks and referred to the local pulse oximetry at home service. This is for your safety and the safety of your baby - even if you have mild or no symptoms.

Pulse oximeters are being provided to patients as part of the NHS response to COVID-19. A pulse oximeter is a small medical device that is put on the tip of the finger, to check someone’s oxygen levels.  Pulse oximetry can help with earlier detection of silent hypoxia, where people have low oxygen levels in the absence of significant shortness of breath. This can help ensure more timely hospital treatment if required.

Please see the Covid-19 conditions page for further information.