ANSC Resource: Department of Health (DOH) revised version of Pregnancy Care Clinical Practice Guidelines 2018

The Australian Government Department of Health has released a revised version of the Pregnancy Care Clinical Practice Guidelines.

The 2018 edition of the guidelines combines Module one and two of the Antenatal Care Guidelines, published in 2012 and 2014 respectively. A number of chapters were reviewed and updated for this edition in accordance with NHRMC requirements for guideline development.

The guidelines provide evidence based recommendations to support health professionals to provide high quality, safe antenatal care in all settings. They cover a wide range of topics including routine physical examinations, screening tests, and social and lifestyle advice for women with an uncomplicated pregnancy. They highlight specific approaches to pregnancy care for a range of groups, with a focus on improving the experience of antenatal care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, migrant and refugee women, and women with severe mental illness.

The Pregnancy Care Guidelines can be downloaded here.