Clinical Practice Guidelines Antenatal care - Module I

F. Topics for review in Module II of the Guidelines

Page last updated: 02 April 2013

The initial consultation (2008) with the Expert Advisory Committee to develop the clinical questions for the National Antenatal Guidelines highlighted a number of topics to be addressed. A process of prioritisation decided which topics would be addressed in this first Module. The topics below are being considered for Module II.

Clinical assessments

Timing and content of antenatal visits
Abdominal palpation
Routine auscultation of the fetal heart
Fetal movement assessment
18–20 week ultrasound assessment
Pelvic girdle pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Heartburn
Haemorrhoids
Varicose veins

Screening

Anaemia including iron status
Haemoglobinopathies
Gestational diabetes
Cytomegalovirus
Toxoplasmosis
Trichomonas
Gonorrhoea
Group B streptococcus
Thyroid function
Cervical smear
Risk of pre-eclampsia
Risk of pre-term birth
Rheumatic heart disease

Lifestyle considerations

Breastfeeding and infant feeding decisions
Nutrition
Sexual activity
Immunisation
Travel including wearing of seat belts
Illicit drug use in pregnancy
Physical activity

Other aspects of antenatal care

Antenatal Education
External cephalic version
Post dates pregnancy