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 coronavirus (COVID-19) in maternity care.

We are now providing SEVEN literature search packs on COVID-19 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.

P201 Coronavirus (COVID-19) - vaccination in pregnancy

Information on vaccination against COVID-19 for pregnant women and those considering pregnancy. Includes records on safety, fertility, pregnancy outcome, vaccination while breastfeeding, decision-making, accessibility and take-up of vaccination, exclusion of pregnant women from clinical trials, and parliamentary questions.

P200 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in pregnancy (2022) version

P200 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in pregnancy (2023) version

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

P202 Coronavirus (COVID-19) - mental health in pregnancy and post birth

Covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of women and their families during pregnancy, labour and in the postnatal period. Encompasses all aspects of mental health including: anxiety, stress, depression, fear, concerns relating to bonding, and coping strategies; worries caused by social distancing, isolation, hospital policies such as restrictions to visits/support in labour, access to health services including breastfeeding support, etc. but also the positive effects on stress levels for reasons such as being able to work from home.

PN193 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the infant

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

Records on the impact of 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, birth and intrapartum care

Records on the impact of COVID-19 on labour, birth 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

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.