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Fetal surveillance

Care of Women with Decreased Fetal Movementsmini传媒入口 endorsed
Home Fetal Heart Monitoringmini传媒入口 endorsed
Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance Clinical Guideline (4th edition)mini传媒入口
Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance Clinical Guideline (Clinical Algorithm)mini传媒入口


Diethylstilboestrol (DES) Exposure In Utero (C-Obs 56)mini传媒入口
Exercise During Pregnancy (C-Obs 62)mini传媒入口
The Use of Misoprostol in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (C-Obs 12)mini传媒入口
Substance Use in Pregnancy (C-Obs 55) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Altruistic and Directed Umbilical Cord Blood Banking for Families at Risk (C-Obs 18)mini传媒入口
Pregnancy Guidelinesmini传媒入口 endorsed
Australian Principles of Bereavement Care mini传媒入口 endorsed
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Caring for Families Experiencing Stillbirth: Part 1
Diagnosis to Birth
Useful clinical
Caring for Families Experiencing Stillbirth: Part 2
The Birth
Useful clinical
Caring for Families Experiencing Stillbirth: Part 3
Care Following Birth
Useful clinical

Infections in pregnancy

Management of Hepatitis C in Pregnancy (C-Obs 51)mini传媒入口
Management of Hepatitis B in Pregnancy (C-Obs 50)mini传媒入口
Prevention of Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection (C-Obs 64) 鈥 interim update Jul 2023mini传媒入口
Management of Perinatal Infectionsmini传媒入口 endorsed
Chickenpox in PregnancyUseful Clinical
Bacterial Sepsis in PregnancyUseful Clinical
Management of Varicella Infection (Chickenpox) in PregnancyUseful Clinical

Intrapartum care, labour and birth

Home Births (C-Obs 2) 鈥 updated Jul 2023mini传媒入口
Categorisation of Urgency for Caesarean Section (C-Obs 14)mini传媒入口
Delivery of Fetus at Caesarean Birth (C-Obs 37)mini传媒入口
Instrumental Vaginal Birth (C-Obs 16)mini传媒入口
Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS) (C-Obs 20) 鈥 updated Jul 2023mini传媒入口
Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH)mini传媒入口
Term Prelabour Rupture of Membranes (Term PROM) (C-Obs 36)mini传媒入口
Care in Labour in the Absence of Pregnancy Complications (C-Obs 31) 鈥 updated Jul 2023mini传媒入口
Timing of Elective Caesarean Section at Term (C-Obs 23)mini传媒入口
Birth After Previous Caesarean Section (C-Obs 38)mini传媒入口
Management of Breech Presentation (C-Obs 11)mini传媒入口
Caesarean Birth on Maternal Request (CBMR) (C-Obs 39) 鈥 updated Jul 2023mini传媒入口
Water Immersion During Labour and Birth (C-Obs 24) mini传媒入口
Use of Prostaglandins for Induction of Labour (C-Obs 22) mini传媒入口
Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 1 Critical Bleeding mini传媒入口 endorsed
Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 2 Perioperativemini传媒入口 endorsed
Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 3 Medicalmini传媒入口 endorsed
Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 4 Critical Caremini传媒入口 endorsed
Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 5 Obstetrics and Maternitymini传媒入口 endorsed
Misoprostol for the Treatment of Postpartum Haemorrhage in Low
Resource Settings
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Prevention and Management of Postpartum HaemorrhageUseful Clinical
Shoulder DystociaUseful Clinical
The Investigation and Management of the Small鈥揻or鈥揋estational鈥揂ge FetusUseful Clinical
Umbilical Cord ProlapseUseful Clinical
The Management of Third- and Fourth-Degree Perineal TearsUseful Clinical
Clinical Practice Guideline For the Prevention of Venous
Thromboembolism in Patients Admitted to Australian Hospitals
Useful Clinical

Medical disorders in pregnancy

Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) (C-Obs 7) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Diagnosis and Management of Suspected Fetal Macrosomia (C-Obs 65)mini传媒入口
Vasa Praevia (C-Obs 47)mini传媒入口
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ADIPS Consensus Guidelines for the Testing and Diagnosis of
Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy in Australia and New Zealand
Useful Clinical
Guideline for the Management of Hypertensive Disorders of PregnancyUseful Clinical
The Classification, Diagnosis and Management of the Hypertensive
Disorders of Pregnancy: A Revised Statement from the ISSHP
Useful Clinical
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Management of Sickle Cell Disease in PregnancyUseful Clinical

Models of care

Maternal Suitability for Models of Care, and Indications for Referral Within and Between Models of Care (C-Obs 30)mini传媒入口
Obstetric and Gynaecology Services in Rural and Remote Regions in Australiamini传媒入口
National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultations and Referral mini传媒入口 endorsed

Multiple pregnancy

Management of Monochorionic Twin Pregnancy (C-Obs 42)mini传媒入口

Perinatal mental health

Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period (C-Obs 48)mini传媒入口
Psychosocial Assessment and Depression Screening in
Perinatal Women
mini传媒入口 endorsed

Pre-pregnancy care

Genetic Carrier Screening (C-Obs 63) mini传媒入口
Pre-pregnancy Counselling (C-Obs 3a) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Prevention of Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection (C-Obs 64) 鈥 interim update Jul 2023mini传媒入口

Red cell iso-immunisation and Rh(D) prophylaxis

Guidelines for the Use of Rh(D) Immunoglobulin (Anti-D) in Obstetrics (C-Obs 6)mini传媒入口
Use of RH(D) Immunoglobulin in Patients with a Body Mass Index >30mini传媒入口 endorsed
Use of RH(D) Immunoglobulin (Anti-D Immunoglobulin) During Pregnancy
and the Post Partum Period
Useful Clinical
Review and Update of the 2003 Guidelines on the Prophylactic Use of RH(D) Immunoglobulin (Anti-D) in ObstetricsUseful Clinical
The Management of Women with Red Cell Antibodies During PregnancyUseful Clinical

Routine antenatal care

Measurement of Cervical Length for Prediction of Preterm Birth (C-Obs 27)mini传媒入口
Maternal Group B Streptococcus in Pregnancy: Screening and Management (C-Obs 19)mini传媒入口
Management of Obesity in Pregnancy (C-Obs 49)mini传媒入口
Prenatal Assessment of Fetal Structural Conditions (C-Obs 60) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Prenatal Screening and Diagnostic Testing for Fetal Chromosomal and Genetic Conditions (C-Obs 59) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Prenatal Screening for Fetal Genetic or Structural Condition (C-Obs 35) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Pre-Pregnancy and Pregnancy Related Vaccinations (C-Obs 44) 鈥 updated Mar 2023mini传媒入口
Progesterone Support of the Luteal Phase and in the First Trimester (C-Obs 29a)mini传媒入口
Progesterone: Use in the Second and Third Trimester of Pregnancy for the Prevention of Preterm Birth (C-Obs 29b)mini传媒入口
Routine Antenatal Assessment in the Absence of Pregnancy Complications (C-Obs 3b)mini传媒入口
Early Pregnancy Screening and Prevention of Preterm Preeclampsia and Related Complications (C-Obs 61) 鈥 updated Apr 2024mini传媒入口
Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy (C-Obs 46)mini传媒入口
Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation and Pregnancy (C-Obs 25)mini传媒入口
Supporting Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy – Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)mini传媒入口 endorsed
Supporting Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy – Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) 1mini传媒入口 endorsed
Guidance for Healthy Weight Gain in PregnancyUseful Clinical
Third Trimester Fetal Growth Scan Reporting TemplateUseful Clinical
Antenatal Corticosteroids Given to Women Prior to Birth to Improve Fetal, Infant, Child and Adult HealthUseful Clinical

The neonate

Responsibility for Neonatal Resuscitation at Birth (C-Obs 32) 鈥 interim update Mar 2023mini传媒入口
Prevention, Detection, and Management of Subgaleal Haemorrhage in the Newborn (C-Obs 28)mini传媒入口
Vitamin K Administration to Newborn Infants to Prevent Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Infancymini传媒入口 endorsed
Circumcision of Infant MalesUseful Clinical


Cervical screening and cancer

Cervical Cancer Screening in Australia and New Zealand (C-Gyn 19)mini传媒入口
Vaginal Screening After Hysterectomy in Australia (C-Gyn 8)mini传媒入口
Guidelines for HPV Vaccine (C-Gyn 18)mini传媒入口
Vaginal Screening After Hysterectomy in New Zealand (C-Gyn 8b)mini传媒入口
Staging Classification for Cancer of the Ovary, Fallopian tube, and PeritoneumUseful Clinical


Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (C-Gyn 04) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Emergency Contraception (C-Gyn 11) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Reproductive Health for Women with an Intellectual Disability (C-Gyn 10)mini传媒入口
Intrauterine Contraception (C-Gyn 3) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Long Acting Reversible Contraception (C-Gyn 34) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives (C-Gyn 28) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) – Consensus Statementmini传媒入口 endorsed
Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (WHO) (FSRH)Useful Clinical
Contraception After PregnancyUseful Clinical
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Among Users of Drospirenone-Containing Oral Contraceptive PillsUseful Clinical


Endometriosis Clinical Practice Guidelinemini传媒入口

Gynaecological surgery and procedures

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) (C-Gyn 1) 鈥 updated Mar 2023mini传媒入口
Gynaecological Examinations and Procedures (C-Gyn 30)mini传媒入口
Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (C-Gyn 31)mini传媒入口
Managing the Adnexa at the Time of Hysterectomy for Benign Gynaecological Disease (C-Gyn 25) 鈥 updated Mar 2023mini传媒入口
Permanent Female Contraception Filshie Clip Tubal Occlusion (C-Gyn 22) 鈥 interim update Jul 2023mini传媒入口
Polypropylene Vaginal Mesh Implants for Vaginal Prolapse (C-Gyn 20)mini传媒入口
Position Statement on Midurethral Slings (C-Gyn 32)mini传媒入口
Position Statement on Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy (C-Gyn 29)mini传媒入口
Power Morcellation at Minimally Invasive Procedures (C-Gyn 33) (previously ‘Tissue Extraction’)mini传媒入口
Sacrocolpopexy Clinical Guidance Statement (C-Gyn 37)mini传媒入口
Use of the Veress Needle to Obtain Pneumoperitoneum Prior to Laparoscopy (C-Gyn 7)mini传媒入口
Uterine Artery Embolisation for the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids (C-Gyn 23)mini传媒入口
Vaginal 鈥楻ejuvenation鈥 and Cosmetic Vaginal Procedures (C-Gyn 24)mini传媒入口
National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisationmini传媒入口 endorsed
The Initial Management of Chronic Pelvic PainUseful Clinical


Tamoxifen and the Endometrium (C-Gyn 12)mini传媒入口
Managing Menopausal Symptomsmini传媒入口
A Practitioner鈥檚 Toolkit for Managing the MenopauseUseful Clinical

Menstrual disorder

Investigation of Intermenstrual and Postcoital Bleeding (C-Gyn 6)mini传媒入口

Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology

Genital Examinations in Girls and Young Women: A Clinical Practice Guidelinemini传媒入口 endorsed

Reproductive endocrinology

Fibroids in Infertility (C-Gyn 27)mini传媒入口
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Sexual and reproductive health

Clinical Guideline for Abortion Care 鈥 updated Oct 2023mini传媒入口
Cross-Border Reproductive Care (C-Gyn 36)mini传媒入口
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Useful Clinical Guidance


Guidelines for mini传媒入口 in Advanced Endoscopic Surgery (C-Trg 1)mini传媒入口
Guidelines for Performing Gynaecological Endoscopic pPocedures (C-Trg 2)mini传媒入口
Clinical mini传媒入口 Whilst Pregnant (C-Trg 7)mini传媒入口
mini传媒入口 mini传媒入口 Registrar Supervision Guideline (C-TRG 05)mini传媒入口
Use of Lasers in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (C-Trg 4)mini传媒入口

Workforce and practice issues

Position Statement on Breastfeeding/Lactation in the Workplacemini传媒入口
Guidelines for Appointment of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to Specialist Positions in Australia and New Zealand (WPI 17)mini传媒入口
Clinical Handover (WPI 19)mini传媒入口
Credentialing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (WPI 23)mini传媒入口
Cultural Competency (WPI 20)mini传媒入口
Cultural Safety Statement of Intentmini传媒入口
Fatigue Risk Management in Obstetric and Gynaecological Practice (WPI 18)mini传媒入口
Interview and Selection of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for Visiting Medical Officers, Salaried Medical Officers and Academic Staff in Australia (WPI 4)mini传媒入口
Locum Positions in Specialist Obstetric and Gynaecological Practice in Australia and New Zealand (WPI 12)mini传媒入口
Guidelines for Patient Record Management on the Discontinuation of Practice (WPI 8)mini传媒入口
Joint mini传媒入口/ANZCA/RACGP Position Statement on the Provision of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia Services (WPI 14)mini传媒入口
Guidelines for Scanning of Live Subjects for Teaching Purposes (WPI 21)mini传媒入口
Re-Entry Guidelines Following a Prolonged Period of Absence from Practice (WPI 13)mini传媒入口
Semi-Retired mini传媒入口 Fellow (WPI 24)mini传媒入口
Shared Maternity Care in Australiamini传媒入口
Stand-alone Primary Midwifery-led units (WPI 15)mini传媒入口


Clinical governance

Maternal and Perinatal Data Collection (C-Obs 40)mini传媒入口
Clinical Practice Guideline for Perinatal Mortalitymini传媒入口 endorsed
Health Care of Asylum Seekers and Refugees – 2011mini传媒入口 endorsed

Issues common to obstetrics and gynaecology

Driving After Abdominal Surgery Including Caesarean Section (C-Gen 21)mini传媒入口
Prophylactic Antibiotics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (C-Gen 17)mini传媒入口
Smoking and Pregnancy (C-Obs 53) 鈥 under reviewmini传媒入口
Assessing Fitness to Drivemini传媒入口 endorsed
Acute Pain Management: Scientific EvidenceUseful Clinical
Helping People to Stop SmokingUseful Clinical


Assessment of Competency (C-Gen 09)mini传媒入口
Attributes of a mini传媒入口 Fellow (C-Gen 19)mini传媒入口
Consent and Provision of Information to Patients in New Zealand Regarding Proposed Treatment (C-Gen 2b)mini传媒入口
Consent and Provision of Information to Patients in Australia Regarding Proposed Treatment (C-Gen 2a)mini传媒入口
Position Statement on the Appropriate Use of Diagnostic Ultrasound (C-Gen 10)mini传媒入口
Evidence-Based Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (C-Gen 15)mini传媒入口
mini传媒入口 Position Statement Health of Women Seeking Asylum, Refugees and Women Held in Detentionmini传媒入口
Performance of Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations by mini传媒入口 Trainees (C-Gen 12)mini传媒入口
The mini传媒入口 Expert Witness Register: Guidelines for College Members Providing Expert Opinion (C-Gen 01)mini传媒入口
Surrogacy in Australia and New Zealand (C-Gen 16)mini传媒入口
Guidelines for Visiting Surgeons Conducting Demonstration Sessions (C-Gen 6)mini传媒入口
Statement on Climate Change (2019)mini传媒入口
Statement on Prolonged Exposure to Bushfire Smoke and Poor Air Quality (2020)mini传媒入口
Ensuring the Health and Well-Being of Every Woman, Child, Newborn and Adolescentmini传媒入口 endorsed
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Climate Change and Women’s Health (AMA)mini传媒入口 endorsed
Communication Between Eligible Midwives and Obstetricians (GP or Specialist)Useful Clinical
The Prevention and Elimination of Disrespect and Abuse During Facility-Based ChildbirthUseful Clinical
Sexuality-Related CommunicationUseful Clinical


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