COVID-19 literature search packs 

During these uncertain times, it’s important for midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives to find out the latest research and guidance on COVID-19 in maternity care.

We are now providing SIX literature search packs on COVID-19 (coronavirus) FREE so that you are up to date with the latest evidence-based research.

These literature search packs will be updated regularly and when new research becomes available.

P200 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pregnancy (updated 26th April 2021)

Records on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in pregnancy. Includes choice and accessibility of maternal health services.

P193 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Infant (updated 26th April 2021)

Includes coronavirus symptoms and infection in infants, Kawasaki disease-like symptoms in children, vertical disease transmission, infant feeding, infant development following infection, safeguarding infants and children during the pandemic.

M95 Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Midwife (updated 26th April 2021)

Records on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on midwives, student midwives, maternity support workers and other health care professionals. Includes mental health and well-being, occupational health and safety specifically related to the current pandemic, personal protective equipment (PPE), changes in working hours and practice, retention, recruitment and redeployment of midwives, impact on midwifery education etc.

L69 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Labour, Delivery and Intrapartum Care (updated 26th April 2021)

Records on the impact of COVID-19 on labour, delivery and intrapartum care. Includes material on mode of delivery, birth partners, support in labour, place of birth, choice and availability of maternal health services, and policies in labour wards and birthing facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

PN194 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Postnatal Health and Care (updated 26th April 2021)

Records on the impact of COVID-19 on the health and care of women and their families in the postnatal period. Includes the transition to parenthood and experiences of new parents during the pandemic.

MS74 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Parliamentary Questions (updated 26th April 2021)

Parliamentary questions from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales on all aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19). Includes records on pregnancy, labour and birth, the postnatal period, infancy, the effects of coronavirus on the midwife and other health care professionals, and the provision of maternal health services.