antenatal care guidelines

The World Health Organization has issued a new series of recommendations to improve quality of antenatal care to reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications and give women a positive pregnancy experience. The NICE guidelines suggest that the first antenatal visit occur before 10 weeks pregnancy due to the high information needs in early pregnancy. Data portal Launch of WHO antenatal care guidelines. This guideline presents a chronological sequence of prenatal care that is based on scientific evidence, recommendations of the US Public Health Service, clinical judgment regarding effectiveness of identifying and modifying risk, and the success of medical and psychosocial interventions. Routine prenatal care labs and screening tests should be performed throughout pregnancy on all women to identify risk factors and initiate preventive care measures. This process started in 2008 with the development of Module I (Clinical Practice Guidelines: Antenatal Care), and its subsequent release in 2012. Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and ageing. » Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General I welcome these guidelines, which aim to put women at the centre of care, enhancing their experience of pregnancy and ensuring that babies have the best possible start in life. 2009;54(6):458–468. We are pleased to issue these Clinical Practice Guidelines: Antenatal Care — Module I as approved by Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council on 31 August 2012. Guideline 1, version 7 Page 1 of 7 6/30/2015 Introduction . antenatal care. The principles outlined in this section apply to all aspects of the antenatal care guideline; Antenatal information. The Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pregnancy Care (the Guidelines) continue the process of providing high quality evidence-based guidance to maternity service providers and the consumers of their care. 3. 8.2.1 Timing of initiation of antenatal care. Antenatal information should be given to pregnant women according to the following schedule At the first contact with a healthcare professional: folic acid supplementation Hanson L, VandeVusse L, Roberts J, et al. The purpose of the Guidelines is to provide evidence-based advice on the care of pregnant women in a range of settings. quality antenatal care (ANC).2 Sixty percent of the stillbirths (1.46 million) occurred during the antepartum period and mainly due to untreated maternal infection, hypertension, and poor fetal growth.3 Recent evidence suggests that the focused antenatal care (FANC) model, which was Australian national evidence-based antenatal care guidelines recommend against screening all pregnant women for gonorrhoea, because there is a relatively low prevalence of disease and there is potential for harms associated with false positive test results, particularly in low-risk populations. This document aims to provide clear guidelines for General Practitioners involved with the care of low risk antenatal women and their babies who birth at the RHW. Welcome to the Royal Hospital for Women (RHW) Antenatal Shared Care Program (ANSC). J Midwifery Womens Health. It is a clinical frame work designed to ensure optimal clinical care and woman safety. Maintaining maternal health optimizes the success for positive pregnancy outcomes. A critical appraisal of guidelines for antenatal care. The sequence of prenatal care, including History, Screening, treatment and documentation

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