RANZCOG’s recommendations to protect pregnant women from coronavirus

The college urges adoption of telehealth and cancellation of elective surgery
Jocelyn Wright

Obstetricians are being advised to reduce in-person consultations for antenatal and postnatal care as much as possible because of the unprecedented circumstances posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

RANZCOG suggests limiting routine antenatal visits to less than 15 minutes, replacing visits with telehealth consults, where possible, and closing maternity units to visitors.