If you are Black, Asian or another ethnic minority and pregnant we want you to know, we’re here to support you.
Pregnant people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds have 4 x the chance of needing a hospital stay because of COVID-19 symptoms. Research is ongoing to explain why this is. It’s natural to feel anxious in these uncertain times, especially if you are pregnant, but we’re here to help.
Your midwife will ask you at every antenatal check if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. This is to try and keep you and your baby safe. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms only please call 111 and they will be able to advise you. If you have Covid-19 symptoms and another pregnancy related issue please call Labour Line 0300 3690388. Lines are open 24/7.
COVID-19 symptoms to look out for:
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and a pregnancy-related issue, call Labour Line: 0300 369 0388.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms only, call NHS 111.
Patient Advice Liaison Service
If you have any concerns that your ethnicity is affecting the type of care you receive, call the Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS).
Call: 0300 369 0388 right away if you experience any of the following: