Covid information for maternity patients

COVID-19 update

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust aims to maintain all of our maternity pathways and where possible will use technology to reduce the number of face to face contacts. We understand that you will be worried about what Coronavirus means for you and your baby and we are doing all we can to keep you safe.

We have produced a leaflet with all our coronavirus information and advice here: Airedale Maternity Advice COVID-19 (Patient Leaflet) V7

 Airedale Maternity Coronavirus Advice Line 01535 294212

This advice service is for women receiving Airedale Maternity Care, and for staff working at Airedale Hospital, to answer any non-urgent questions relating to your pregnancy and your ongoing care.  A midwife will be available to answer the telephone line Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Please don’t ring outside of these times as you will not be able to leave a message.

 Urgent care

If your baby’s pattern of movements changes or reduces in number, or you have any other concerns about your pregnancy, please call a midwife promptly:

  • Maternity Assessment Centre Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm – 01535 292410/292120

  • Labour Ward (24 hours) – 01535 292401/292402

Birth at home

We are still able to offer a home birth service most of the time.  Please speak to your midwife if you are considering a homebirth.

 Coronavirus: knowing the risks and taking care of yourself, particularly for women from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background

A team across West Yorkshire, including some of our own clinicians, have made a series of films in community languages (Bengali, Dari, Punjabi, Urdu, Romanian and English) to explain the signs and symptoms of coronavirus infection and how to protect yourself during your pregnancy. You can watch the films here.

Click here for more Airedale coronavirus information