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Pregnancy Care Guidelines

Acronyms and abbreviations

25-OHD
25-hydroxyvitamin D
AACR
Australasian Association of Cancer Registries
AAFP
American Academy of Family Physicians
AAOS
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AAP
American Academy of Pediatrics
AAS
Abuse Assessment Screen
ABS
Australian Bureau of Statistic
ACOG
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACSQHC
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
ADA
American Diabetes Association
ADIPS
Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
AFBP
Aboriginal Family Birthing Program
AFP
α-fetoprotein
AGREE
Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation
AHMAC
Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council
AHMC
Australian Health Ministers’ Conference
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AIFS
Australian Institute of Family Studies
AIHW
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AMA
Australian Medical Association
AMGPP
Aboriginal Maternity Group Practice Program
AMIHS
Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service
ANMC
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
ANZBMS
Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society
ANZSA
Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Association
AOM
Association of Ontario Midwives
aOR
adjusted odds ratio
APA
American Psychiatric Association
APHDPC
Australian Population Health Development Principal Committee
APTT
activated partial thromboplastin time
ARBD
alcohol-related birth defects
ARND
alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorders
aRR
adjusted relative risk
ASHM
Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
ATAPS
Access to Allied Psychological Services
AusDiab
Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study
AWHN
Australian Women’s Health Network
AWST
Women Abuse Screen Tool
β-hCG
beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin
BASHH
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
BMA
British Medical Association
BMI
body mass index
BPD
biparietal diameter
CARPA
Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association
CATSINaM
College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives
CBR
consensus-based recommendation
CBT
cognitive behaviour therapy
CCPHPC
Community Care and Population Health Principal Committee
CDAF
California Dental Association Foundation
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (United States)
CDSMC
Community and Disability Services Ministers’ Conference
CEE
Centre for epidemiology and Evidence (NSW)
CEH
Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health
CER
Centre for Epidemiology and Research
cfDNA
cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid
CGE
Centre for Genetics Education (NSW Health)
CHF
Consumers’ Health Forum
CHWS
Child Health and Wellbeing Subcommittee
CI
confidence interval
CIE
Centre for International Economics
CMACE
Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries
COAG
Council of Australian Governments
CPS
Canadian Paediatric Society
CRL
crown–rump length
CTFPHE
Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination
D&C
dilatation and curettage
DAME
Diabetes and Antenatal Milk Expression (Study)
DFAT
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
DoHA
Department of Health and Ageing
dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis
DTRS
Department of Transport and Regional Services
EAC
Expert Advisory Committee
EBR
evidence-based recommendation
ECCI
European Congenital Cytomegalovirus Initiative
ECV
external cephalic version
EIA
enzyme immunoassay
EPDS
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
FAS
fetal alcohol syndrome
FASD
fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
FGM
female genital mutilation
FGM/C
female genital mutilation/cutting
FSANZ
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand
FTA-abs
fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorbed test
GAR
Guidelines Assessment Register
GORD
gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder
GP
general practitioner
GRADE
Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation
HAPO
Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (study)
HARK
Humiliation, Afraid, Rape, Kick
HbA1c
glycated haemoglobin
HbsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
HC
head circumference
hCG
human chorionic gonadotrophin
HDL
high density lipoprotein
HGSA
Human Genetic Society of Australasia
HITS
Hurt, Insult, Threaten, Scream
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HoRSCHA
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing
HPV
human papilloma virus
HT
head and trunk volume
IADPSG
International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups
IARC
International Agency for Research on Cancer
ICER
incremental cost-effectiveness ratio
IDF
International Diabetes Federation
IOM
Institute of Medicine (US)
IU
International unit
IUSTI
International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections
IVF
in vitro fertilisation
LGR
ligase chain reaction
LIFE
Living Is For Everyone
LLETZ
large loop excision of the transformation zone
LMP
last menstrual period
LSD
lysergic acid diethylamide
MBS
Medicare Benefits Schedule
MCH
mean corpuscular haemoglobin
MCV
mean corpuscular volume
MD
mean difference
MDMA
methylenedioxymethamphetamine
mmHg
millimetres of mercury
mmol/mol
millimoles per mole
MSAC
Medical Services Advisory Committee
MSHR
Menzies School of Health Research
MSIJC
Maternity Services Inter-Jurisdictional Committee
NAAT
nucleic acid amplification test
NAATI
National Association of Accreditation for Translators and Interpreters
NACCHO
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
NACOH
National Advisory Committee on Oral Health
NAHSWP
National Aboriginal Health Strategy Working Party
NATA
National Association of Testing Authorities
NCHECR
National Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research
NCSP
National Cervical Screening Program
NHMRC
National Health and Medical Research Council
NICE
National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence
NIPT
non-invasive prenatal testing
nmol/L
nanomoles per litre
NNDSS
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
NPS
National Prescribing Service (UK)
NRHA
National Rural Health Association
NRT
nicotine replacement therapy
NT DHCS
Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services
NT-UEMP
Nuchal Translucency – Ultrasound, Education and Monitoring Project
NZ MoH
New Zealand Ministry of Health
NZCM
New Zealand College of Midwives
OR
odds ratio
PAPP-A
pregnancy-associated placental protein-A
PBS
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PCR
polymerase chain reaction
PEG
polyethylene glycol
PHAC
Public Health Agency of Canada
PHLS
Public Health Laboratory Service (United Kingdom)
PIGF
placental growth hormone
pmol/L
picomoles per litre
PP
practice point
PT
prothrombin time
QEBR
qualified evidence-based recommendation
RACGP
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RADIUS
Routine Antenatal Diagnostic Imaging with Ultrasound
RANZCOG
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RCOG
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (UK)
RCT
randomised controlled trial
RNA
ribonucleic acid
RPR
rapid plasma reagin
RR
relative risk
sFlt-1
soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
SIGN
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
SMD
standardised mean difference
SOGC
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
square
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SUDI
sudden and unexpected death in infancy
TGA
Therapeutic Goods Administration
TPHA
Treponema pallidum haemagglutination assay
TSH
thyroid-stimulating hormone
US DHHS
United States Department of Health and Human Services
USPSTF
United States Preventive Services Task Force
VCCCVM
Victorian Community Council on Crime and Violence Management
VDRL
Venereal Diseases Research Laboratory
WHA
Women’s Hospitals Australasia
WHO
World Health Organization
WSDH
Washington State Department of Health
Last updated: 
20 November 2018