Coronavirus guidance

If you think you may have symptoms of coronavirus (opens in new window) >, follow the national guidance and self-isolate for 10 days. Please see our information for visitors > before you plan on visiting one of our hospitals. If you, or a member of your family has tested positive for coronavirus, please find resources to aid your/their recovery on our supporting your recovery from coronavirus > page.

Coronavirus - Information and changes to our maternity services

Find out how our maternity services have changed during the coronavirus pandemic, on our maternity services during coronavirus page >.

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. 

Healthy eating during pregnancy


Eating a healthy, nutritious diet is especially important if you are pregnant.

Your baby relies on you to provide the right balance of nutrients to help them grow and develop properly even after they are born. 

Your weight matters during pregnancy and after and there is no need to eat for two. Most women who are overweight have a straightforward pregnancy and birth and deliver healthy babies. However, being overweight does increase the risk of complications to both you and your baby. We can offer extra care and give you support and information for you to minimise the risks to you and your baby in this pregnancy (and possibly in a future pregnancy).   

If you have any questions please ask your midwife.