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Volume 16, Issue 3, May 2020

Practical considerations for the emergency delivery of babies from mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19

Patricia Wells, Amy Taylor, Cheryl Battersby, Cheentan Singh


Maternity and neonatal departments must be prepared for the delivery of babies from COVID-19 positive women. We describe a guideline developed at the North Middlesex University Hospital maternity unit, for multidisciplinary team members attending an emergency caesarean section of mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Anticipated staff actions and personal protective equipment were considered to optimise staff safety and reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2. We recommend units generate individualised guidance suitable to their settings.

Wells P, Taylor A, Battersby C, Singh C. Practical considerations for the emergency delivery of babies from mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Infant 2020; 16(3): 94-98.
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