Clinical Practice Guidelines Antenatal care - Module I

6.4 Practice summary - antenatal visits

Page last updated: 02 April 2013

The following tables are intended to assist with planning the content of antenatal appointments to include aspects of care recommended in these Guidelines. It does not include all assessments and tests required at the first visit (see Table 6.1).

Clinical assessments (Chapter 7) (What )
All women (Who)
High-risk groups* (Who)
Symptoms present (Who)
Gestational age
Ticked
Weight
Ticked
Body mass index
Ticked
Blood pressure
Ticked
Proteinuria
Ticked
Psychosocial factors
Ticked
Depression/anxiety
Ticked
Domestic violence
Ticked
Nausea/vomiting
Ticked
Constipation
Ticked
Maternal health
screening (Chapter 8) ** (What)
All women (Who)
High-risk groups* (Who)
Symptoms present (Who)
Full blood examination
Ticked
Human immunodeficiency virus
Ticked
Hepatitis B
Ticked
Hepatitis C
Ticked
Rubella
Ticked
Chlamydia
Ticked
Syphilis
Ticked
Bacteriuria
Ticked
Bacterial vaginosis
Ticked
Vitamin D deficiency
Ticked
Fetal screening (Chapter 9) (What)
All women (Who)
High-risk groups* (Who)
Symptoms present (Who)
Chromosomal abnormalities
Ticked
Lifestyle considerations (Chapter 10)
** (What)
All women (Who)
High-risk groups* (Who)
Symptoms present (Who)
Smoking
Ticked
Alcohol
Ticked
Medicines
Ticked
Nutritional supplements
Ticked
Oral health
Ticked
* Women who may be at higher risk are identified in each chapter.
** Tests used for screening are listed in Table 8.1.