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

Anti-D Administration Guideline

Breech Presentation

Diabetes in Pregnancy - Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

External Cephalic Version (ECV)

Induction of Labour

Iron Optimisation (NEW updated June 17, 2022) 

         - Iron - Oral - Patient Information Leaflet (NEW updated June 17, 2022)

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

Maternal Mental Health Guide

Obstetric Referral Criteria to Anaesthetic Pre-Assessment Clinic Guideline

Perinatal Mental Health Pathway

Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia guideline

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

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 (NEW updated August 31, 2022)

Vaginal Birth After Casarean (VBAC)

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 (NEW June 22 2022)

Infant Feeding Policy and Guidelines

Breastfeeding Policy

Tongue-Tie Assessment and Treatment Guideline (Breastfed Babies)