Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pregnancy Care (2018 Edition)

Australian Government Department of Health, February 2018

Modules 1 and 2 of the Antenatal Care Guidelines have now been combined and updated to form a single set of consolidated guidelines that were renamed Pregnancy Care Guidelines and publicly released in February 2018. 

The Pregnancy Care Guidelines are designed to support Australian maternity services to provide high-quality, evidence-based antenatal care to healthy pregnant women. They are intended for all health professionals who contribute to antenatal care including midwives, obstetricians, general practitioners, practice nurses, maternal and child health nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and allied health professionals. They are implemented at national, state, territory and local levels to provide consistency of antenatal care in Australia and ensure maternity services provide high-quality, evidence-based maternity care. The Pregnancy Care Guidelines cover a wide range of topics including routine physical examinations, screening tests and social and lifestyle advice for women with an uncomplicated pregnancy.

Guidelines:

Clinical Practice Guidelines – Pregnancy Care (PDF 5747 KB)
Clinical Practice Guidelines – Pregnancy Care (Word 3615 KB)

Accompanying documents:

Clinical Practice Guidelines – Pregnancy Care – Short-form guidelines (PDF 1979 KB)
Clinical Practice Guidelines – Pregnancy Care – Short-form guidelines (Word 1330 KB)

Clinical Practice Guidelines – Pregnancy Care – Administrative Report (PDF 1758 KB)
Clinical Practice Guidelines – Pregnancy Care – Administrative Report (Word 1150 KB)

Clinical Practice Guidelines – Pregnancy Care – Linking evidence to recommendations (PDF 2183 KB)
Clinical Practice Guidelines – Pregnancy Care – Linking evidence to recommendations (Word 1259 KB)
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Clinical Practice Guidelines – Pregnancy Care – Economic analyses (PDF 1804 KB)
Clinical Practice Guidelines – Pregnancy Care – Economic analyses (Word 1298 KB)

Serving up inequality: How sex and gender impact women’s relationship with food

Women’s Health Victoria, September 2017

This issues paper explores various aspects of women’s health relating to food. These include the impacts of nutritional deficiency, the links between nutrition and chronic disease and women’s food-related behaviours.

Gender itself is a key structural determinant of women’s health and inequality, playing out in women’s roles in relation to food, in psychosocial health and the socio-economic factors that impact on access to nutritious food.

Controversy exists in public health and health promotion about the approach and key messages that should be adopted in relation to food-related behaviours and body size to promote ‘health’ and prevent illness for women. This paper outlines various perspectives in this discourse and highlights principles and recommendations for designing health promotion programs and managing the risks of public health messages.

Next free cooking class for people living with HIV announced

SAMESH’s next cooking class for people living with HIV is ready to serve.

The theme for this class will be “pasta”: the chef will be showing participants how to make pasta from scratch.

If you’re interested in learning how to cook healthy meals on a budget, contact SAMESH and RSVP your spot today. Places are limited.

When: Wednesday 6 September 2017 10 am – 2 pm

Where: 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide 5000

RSVP: by Monday 4 September 2017. Call SAMESH on (08) 7099 5300.

Download PDF flyer Gk Cooking Sept 2017

SAMESH’s next free cooking class for people living with HIV

SAMESH’s next cooking class for people living with HIV is ready to serve!

If you’re interested in learning how to cook healthy meals on a budget contact SAMESH and RSVP your spot today! Places are limited.

When: Wednesday 5 July 2017 10 am – 2 pm

Where: 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide 5000

Cost: Free

RSVP: Monday 3 July 2017, call SAMESH on (08) 7099 5300

Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19

The Guardian, Tuesday 16 May 2017

Pregnancy complications are the leading cause of death globally among females aged 15-19, with self-harm in second place, a global study has found.

More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health roaOrganization (WHO) report said – the majority from preventable causes including mental health issues, poor nutrition, reproductive health problems and violence.

 

Next GK Cooking Class for PLHIV announced

SAMESH, March 2017

SAMESH’s next cooking class for people living with HIV is ready to serve!
If you’re interested in learning how to cook healthy meals on a budget contact SAMESH and RSVP your spot today – places are limited.

  • When: Wednesday 12 April 2017 10 am – 2 pm
  • Where: 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide 5000
  • RSVP: Monday 10 April 2017 – Call SAMESH on (08) 7099 5300

Presented in conjunction with Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, Centacare, & PEACE Multicultural Services.

Download flyer (PDF) here: GK April 2017