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Warning to pregnant women in Surrey during the coronavirus lockdown

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Warning to pregnant women in Surrey during the coronavirus lockdown

Published at 6:34am 2nd April 2020. (Updated at 6:41am 2nd April 2020)

Expectant mums should not rely on home dopplers during the coronavirus lockdown, a Surrey-based pregnancy and stillbirth charity has warned.

Kicks Count  is reminding women who are pregnant to continue to seek medical assistance during the lockdown if they are concerned about their health of their unborn baby.

But, chief executive officer Elizabeth Hutton says the advice is to "not turn up at your hospital unannounced, but to phone your maternity unit", who will then recommend further action.

Elizabeth also warned there are things that can be misinterpreted when using a doppler:

"For example you can get a double maternal heartbeat which would sound exactly like a fetal heartbeat.

"It's something that midwives train for many years for and something that should be left to them."

For further advice on how pregnant women can cope during the coronavirus crisis, head to the charity's website.