A risk based approach is being taken regarding pregnant women who have high risk medical conditions and who meet the definition of being clinically extremely vulnerable.
NHS Forth Valley do not currently offer the COVID-19 vaccine to pregnant women, but are reviewing this risk based approach and will update with further information accordingly.
We would continue to urge pregnant women to follow government advice about social distancing and to uptake their free flu vaccination to protect them and their baby against flu this winter, and to uptake the whooping cough vaccine to protect their newborn baby. If you have any further questions, please contact your Midwife or Obstetrician
Details of the latest visiting arrangements for maternity and neonatal services can be found here.
Our antenatal parent education is currently being delivered over IT platforms, including this website and free access to the Solihull Approach Online Antenatal Course for Pregnant Women in Scotland. See the poster for more information and follow the link for access.
We can offer the use of Near Me video facilities for additional parent educational needs and we aim to continuously review and update our resources.
Our triage department remains open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and we encourage women in labour to contact them on 01324 567098. Even when isolating it’s vital you report reduced movements immediately. Click on link below:
UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative has released guidance on Coronavirus and Breastfeeding.
We understand this is a difficult time for people who are expecting or have recently had their baby. We would encourage women and their families who have any further questions regarding these changes, to contact their midwife who will be pleased to help.
The majority of our services, including all inpatient services, are based in the Women’s and Children Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. These include a women’s outpatient clinic and investigations unit, women’s day care unit, gynaecology services and labour suite.
However midwifery outpatient services are also held at Stirling Health & Care Village as well as in a number of other community locations across Forth Valley.
All women are offered an opportunity to book a first appointment with a midwife, who will help them plan their pregnancy care. Women should arrange an appointment with a midwife as early as possible after learning of the pregnancy. Find out what you need to do.
If you have any questions about your pregnancy or if you think that you may be in labour call triage on 01324 567 098
|Reception||01324 567 300|
|Ward 6 – Gynaecology||01324 566 388|
|Ward 7 – Labour Ward||01324 567 240|
|Ward 8 – Antenatal/Postnatal||01324 567 262|
|11am to 8pm for one named person. All other visitors – 3pm to 4pm and 7pm to 8pm.|
|Open visiting is not allowed during labour, only the two named birth partners will be given access to Ward 7. Two named birth partners can be with labouring woman.|
|9am to 10pm for one birthing partner. All other visitors – 11am to 8pm. For transitional care speak to ward staff.|
|Children’s Ward||10am to 7pm, 2 per bed (unless resident parent or carer)|
We have our own separate entrance to the left of the Forth Valley Royal Hospital main entrance which is locked overnight. If you arrive in the evening there is a night entrance door to the right. A buzzer operated door entry system will connect you directly to the Ward where staff can automatically unlock the door.