Antenatal Education During COVID-19
Free Access to Solihull Approach Online Antenatal Course for Pregnant Women in Scotland – see the poster for more information.
Antenatal Classes Postponed
All antenatal education classes are postponed until further notice. Information on labour and birth can be found on the Ready Steady Baby website.
Even when isolating it’s vital you report reduced movements immediately. See the Kicks Count COVID-19 poster for more information.
Visiting is suspended across the hospital unless there are exceptional circumstances. Women undergoing labour will be asked to identify a single birthing partner. Anyone feeling unwell, including those with a persistent cough or high temperature should not be the identified birth partner.
Attending Maternity Triage With Symptoms
Any women with symptoms of COVID-19 who has to attend Maternity Triage should call Triage when she arrives in the car park and remain in the car until arrangements are made to meet and escort her into the Unit.
Anyone with a persistent cough or high temperature or with someone who has these symptoms in their home should not attend antenatal clinic or hospital. Please contact the midwifery team via phone for further advice.
If anyone in the home has symptoms or is suspected or confirmed to have COVID 19 please inform the midwife prior to any home visits.
Parent Information for New Born Babies
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.