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Antenatal care

Further information


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  • Antenatal care – uncomplicated pregnancy – management. Prodigy., published March 2011
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  • The Pregnancy Book 2009. Department of Health., published 29 October 2009
  • Arulkumaran S, Symonds I, Fowlie A. Oxford handbook of obstetrics and gynaecology. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2004
  • The use of anti-D immunoglobulin for rhesus D prophylaxis. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists., published March 2011
  • Hypertension in pregnancy – background information. Prodigy., published November 2010
  • Diabetes in pregnancy. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), March 2008.
  • Management of women with obesity in pregnancy. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists., published March 2010
  • Pre-conception – advice and management. Prodigy., published July 2007
  • Placenta praevia, placenta praevia accreta and vasa praevia: diagnosis and management. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists., published January 2011
  • Sickle cell disorder. Sickle Cell Society., accessed 29 December 2011
  • Sickle cell and thalassaemia. Antenatal Results and Choices., accessed 13 January 2012
  • Down's syndrome screening. Map of medicine., published 17 October 2011
  • Invasive diagnostic tests. Antenatal Results and Choices., accessed 12 January 2012
  • Kayem G, Grangé G, Bréart G, et al. Comparison of fundal height measurement and sonographically measured fetal abdominal circumference in the prediction of high and low birth weight at term. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009; 34(5):566–71. doi:10.1002/uog.6378
  • Induction of labour. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), July 2008.
  • NCT courses for parents. NCT., accessed 18 January 2012
  • Antenatal and postnatal mental health. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), February 2007.
  • Sandall J, Soltani H, Gates S, et al. Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004667.pub3


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