Dec 16, 2020

Pregnant women allowed support of one person 'at all times'

The new guidance says pregnant women "Value the support from a partner, relative, friend or other person through pregnancy and childbirth, as it facilitates emotional wellbeing". Women should therefore have access to support "At all times during their maternity journey". The guidance says pregnant women should chose their support person, who does not need to be the co-parent or baby's father. Using rapid tests on women and their support person before they attend appointments. The guidance says support people who test negative should be treated as part of the team supporting the woman.

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