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Pregnancy Care Guidelines

Appendix C Topics under review

Lifestyle considerations

  • Nutrition, nutritional supplements and physical activity
  • Vaccines (including influenza, pertussis, varicella)

Clinical assessments

  • Weight and body mass index
  • Cervical length in assessment of risk of preterm birth

Maternal health testing

  • Diabetes
  • Anaemia
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Group B streptococcus
  • Cervical abnormalities

Fetal chromosomal anomalies

  • Ultrasound assessment for women who have cell-free DNA testing for chromosomal anomalies

Clinical care in late pregnancy

  • Prolonged pregnancy
Last updated: 
20 November 2018