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Pregnancy Scans During the COVID-19 Pandemic – updated Friday 24th July 2020

Antenatal Screening Wales understands that being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a worrying time and your Health board is doing all it can to keep you safe.

There is national guidance for undertaking ultrasound scans, which sets out ways to make them as safe as possible for women, and for those doing the scans during the pandemic. The Welsh Government has issued changes to hospital visiting guidance during the coronavirus pandemic, which commence on Monday 20th July 2020. The Welsh Government have provided a risk assessment tool for health boards to use to aid decision making in relation to this guidance. Your health providers will discuss the local guidance with you and the reasons why they are in place. In order for things to be as safe as possible for you and health professionals, there is guidance around filming your scan. There may be some differences in how things are run in different parts of Wales because of how departments are set up or staffing levels.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your local arrangements, you can contact your midwives on the numbers given to you early in your pregnancy.

Please see the frequently asked questions (FAQ)