Maternity Guidelines

Te Whatu Ora Lakes guidelines for secondary maternity and newborn care.

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Covid-19 Guidance for Care of Pregnant Women in the Community

Referral Pathway for Pregnant Women who are Covid-19 Positive

Appendix 1: Triage Form for Covid-19 Positive Women in Pregnancy

Appendix 2: Covid-19 in Pregnancy Care Framework

Maternity Guidelines

Admission to Primary Birthing Unit - Taupō New Dec 2022

Amniocentesis - also Pre natal Testing Referral Form - New March 2023

Antepartum Haemorrhage

Anti-D Administration Guideline  Updated Dec

Bariatric Surgery - Antenatal Management of Pregnancy Following  New Dec 

Birth After Caesarean (BAC) 

Breech Presentation

Diabetes in Pregnancy - Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Updated May 2023

Diabetes in Pregnancy - Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes  Updated May 2023 

External Cephalic Version (ECV)

Fetal Heart Monitoring New Feb

Induction of Labour

Intradermal Sterile Water Injections for the Relief of Back Pain in Labour

Iron Optimisation 

         - Iron - Oral - Patient Information Leaflet 

Magnesium Sulfate for Pre-Eclampsia and for Neuroprotection in Pre-Term Births <30 weeks

Maternal Mental Health Guide

Maternity Referral and Models of Care Updated May 2023

Obstetric Referral Criteria to Anaesthetic Pre-Assessment Clinic Guideline

Perinatal Mental Health Pathway Updated Dec

Placenta Praevia and Accreta Spectrum 

Post-partum Haemorrhage updated May 2023

Pre-Eclampsia / Eclampsia Guideline Updated Dec

Pre-Labour Rupture of Membranes (includes Term and Preterm Rupture of Membranes)  Updated Feb

Preterm Labour (PTL) Management  of Threatened and Active PTL guideline

Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

SGA or IUGR Fetus - Prevention, Detection and Management of

Syphilis in Pregnancy and Care of the Baby at Risk - Birth Plan

Third and Fourth Degree Tears

Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy and postpartum - Prevention of

Waterbirth and Labouring guideline

Newborn Guidelines

HIV Management of Infants Born to HIV +ve Pregnant Women

Muka (Flax) Ties for the Pita (umbilical cord) - The use of

Neonatal Hypoglycaemia Screening and Management

Neonatal Subgaleal Haemorrhage Practice Recommendations

Newborn Metabolic Screening

Newborn Observation Chart EWS (NOC/NEWS) user guide new May 2023

Infant Feeding Policy and Guidelines

Breastfeeding Policy

Tongue-Tie Assessment and Treatment Guideline (Breastfed Babies)