Routine antenatal care for women and their babies: summary of NICE guidance

Guideline Committee, Mairead Black

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Abstract

Refer women who are 13+ weeks pregnant with unexplained vaginal bleeding to secondary care for review
Advise women to avoid going to sleep on their back after 28 weeks of pregnancy and to consider using (for example) pillows to maintain their position while sleeping
Rates of maternal mortality and stillbirth are highest among women and babies from deprived areas, and higher among black, mixed ethnicity, and Asian women and babies compared with those who are white
Routine ultrasound scanning is not recommended in low risk singleton pregnancies during the third trimester
Original languageEnglish
Article numbern2484
JournalBMJ
Volume375
Early online date29 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Oct 2021

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