Coronavirus guidance

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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. 

Existing or pregnancy induced conditions

Some women are at increased risk of developing problems in pregnancy so we recommend your care is supported by the obstetricians (doctors) based at the hospital.

Referral to consultant care may also be recommended if you or your baby develop problems during your pregnancy. If you do need to transfer to consultant care, the midwife will arrange this for you.

Depending on the needs of you or your baby, some or possibly all of your antenatal appointments will be at the hospital. However, your care is still shared between the hospital and your midwife, and many of your appointments may still be held at your local surgery, health centre or children’s centre, if that is considered the best option for you.

At Royal Derby Hospital, we also have a specialist outpatient area - the Fetal Maternal Medicine Unit -  for women with complex pregnancies.

Fetal Maternal Medicine Unit

The Fetal Maternal Medicine Unit is a specialist outpatient area that cares for women who have complex pregnancies. The doctors offer special tests, counselling and advice - supported by specially trained midwives - to women who may have to make difficult decisions about their pregnancy.

It is important that you bring your maternity records to any appointment in hospital.


Maternity & Gynaecology, Level 1
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 8NE