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Maternity restrictions eased for this lockdown

Birthing partner allowed for duration of labour or section

Expectant mothers are being reassured they will be able to have a birthing partner during this lockdown.

Restrictions surrounding maternity services at Noble’s Hospital have been relaxed compared to those which were in place in the last circuit break period.

One person can accompany the pregnant woman for the period of labour or through an elective section.

They must adhere to the guidance issued and once in the maternity unit must remain there for the period of their visit.

Linda Thompson, manager of integrated services for women, children and families spoke with Manx Radio's Tessa Hawley:

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