Postnatal Care, Infant Feeding, Safe Sleeping and Women's Health
If you develop COVID during your pregnancy please notify your midwife as additional care planning may be required.
Please be assured that we will continue to support partners attending scans and births during this time.
If you have symptoms of COVID and are coming to hospital please inform the midwifery team prior to your arrival to ensure you are cared for appropriately.
If you are COVID positive during your stay you will be asked to wear a face mask other than when in active labour. Staff looking after you will also be wearing masks and other protective clothing.
COVID vaccine is strongly recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives. The coronavirus (COVID) vaccines available in the UK are the safest and most efective way to protect you and your baby, find out more. Please speak to your GP to book.
Important Information: The use of face coverings and gloves when coming to into hospital
People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it.
Following recommendations from the World Health organisation, and in line with UK government guidance, on Monday 15 June 2020 new measures were introduced at KGH to keep visitors, patients and staff safe; the need to wear a face covering at all times inside our hospital. To find out more.
On Monday 19th July 2021, some restrictions changed in England however the hospital still requires visitors and staff to wear face coverings.
Please remove your gloves - Good hand hygiene is one of the keys to defeating Coronavirus
If you are wearing gloves when attending our clinics you will be asked to remove them
We will ask that you wash your hands with soap or sanitiser
You may sanitise your hands and reapply your gloves before you leave
Maternity leaflets related to COVID
Coronavirus: Do you have concerns about your pregnancy or maternity care on account of your ethnicity? We are here to support you
Postnatal visit schedule following the birth of your baby
Postnatal care will be individualised according to you and your baby’s need - as a minimum:
- All mums will have telephone contacted by their Midwifery Team the day after discharge from hospital or the day after their birth at home. If required or requested a face to face visit will be arranged.
- All mum’s if at home will be contacted on day three by a Maternity Support worker or Infant feeding Midwife for infant feeding support
- All mum’s will have a face to face Midwife home visit on day five
- Discharge visit on or after day 10 will be either virtual or face to face.
Further home visits will be undertaken based on mum and baby’s individual needs
We are using Google Duo to call when possible.
How to register your baby’s birth
Your baby must be registered within 42 days of birth
To book an appointment to register your baby’s birth, or for additional information, please go to Northamptonshire County Council’s website:
www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/registration Or telephone 0300 126 1000
If you have a Market Harborough address, you can make an appointment using the telephone number above or you can call Market Harborough direct on 0116 3056565.
However if you choose to attend Market Harborough please be aware you will only be given declaration of birth and a birth certificate will follow approximately 7 days later.
If you are currently in the UK on a visa and you have paid the Health Surcharge then baby is exempt from NHS charges for the first 3 months from birth. You will need to either add baby to your current visa or ensure you have adequate private medical insurance to cover baby until your next application.
For more information go to: https://www.gov.uk/uk-family-visa
Kettering Registry Office
Corby Registry Office
The Corby Cube Parkland Gateway
Northampton Registration Office
Northampton Central Library
Oundle Registry Office
Wellingborough Registry Office
Patient Information Leaflets
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG):
Patient Information Leaflets
If you would prefer this guidance in another language, the unicef website provides a selection of leaflets in a variety of different languages.