Pregnant women in the county can have their birthing partners on the wards with them, after a change in lockdown restrictions at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Before the change, partners were only allowed to be present at the moment of birth.

However, restrictions are still in place and visitors still do not have the same freedom of movement they would have had before the lockdown began in March.

In terms of the antenatal ward, the partner can be present during the induction of labour between 10am and 6pm and are allowed to visit a woman even not in labour, between 4pm and 6pm.

After the birth, one birth partner can visit the ward for a single session of between two hours between the hours of 10am-12 or 4pm - 6pm.

PPE and other Covid-fighting measures will remain in place.

Are you due to give birth during lockdown?