Coronavirus (COVID-19) is in the news and may be causing concern for some pregnant women. Monash Health has robust infection control measures in place, and it remains safe to attend for your appointments at the Monash Health.
We are monitoring the coronavirus situation very closely and will contact you if the risk of infection changes.
There are protective measures we can all take to reduce the risk of contracting any virus, including hand hygiene, and covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. See the Questions and Answers below.
You can read more about the novel, including advice on symptoms and precautions, on the Department of Health and Human Services website.
Please contact the pregnancy care clinic at your booked site to speak to one of our midwives if you have tested positive to coronavirus or have concerns.
If you are unwell or in self isolation and have a pregnancy care appointment, please call the pregnancy clinic in the hospital you are booked to give birth to be advised further.
Monash Medical Centre – call a clinic midwife on 9594 2445
Dandenong – call a clinic midwife on 9792 7610
Casey Hospital – call the Pakenham clinic midwife on 5941 0555
Rest assured that we will continue to communicate any further updates with you.
COVID-19 maternity resources in different languages can be accessed here