Antenatal care in general practice

23rd May 2022 by Dr Louise Hudman

Antenatal care in general practice

This is a new guideline from NICE on antenatal care. It was published in Aug 2021. The previous NICE guideline on antenatal care was published in 2008. Since then NICE has published a lot of other guidelines on various aspects of antenatal care.

A lot of this guideline is aimed around midwife care, which most of us will not now be routinely involved in. If you do still do some of the antenatal appointments in your everyday practice, then this guideline is worth a look at.

I am going to pull out the bits of this guideline which are most useful for us. This isn’t an exhaustive summary of the guideline. One very useful aspect of this guideline is that it links into all the other NICE guidance available, so if you have a query about managing a pregnant woman, this guideline is a good first point of call.

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