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Coronavirus - Information and changes to our maternity services

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We understand this is a challenging time for expectant mothers and new parents. Information and guidance is regularly changing and we will make every effort to keep women and families updated. 

Using contraception after childbirth

contraceptive pill packet

Many unplanned pregnancies happen in the first few months after childbirth, so it is important to think about contraception if you want to delay or avoid another pregnancy.

It is important to talk to your midwife or GP about contraception and discuss your options.

This guide from the Family Planning Agency will explain the myths about conceiving after childbirth, and the contraceptive options available to you.