Clinical Practice Guidelines Antenatal care - Module I

3. Antenatal care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Page last updated: 02 April 2013

While many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience healthy pregnancies, for many, poor health and social disadvantage contribute to poorer perinatal outcomes than those experienced by non-Indigenous women. While the diversity of circumstances and experiences is acknowledged, this chapter highlights general considerations in providing antenatal care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.