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Published Date02 Dec 2019
Last Updated02 Feb 2021

Establishing the estimated due date (EDD)

Accurate pregnancy dating is essential to determine if a pregnancy is prolonged.  

The agreed estimated due date should be established as early in the pregnancy as possible.

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Published Date22 Nov 2018
Last Updated02 Feb 2021
Assessment, diagnosis and management of women presenting with antepartum haemorrhage... Read more...
Published Date27 Nov 2019
Last Updated21 Jul 2022
Clinical guidance on providing care around stillbirth and neonatal death... Read more...
Published Date02 Nov 2018
Last Updated19 Nov 2021
Elective repeat caesarean (ERC) and trial of labour after caesarean (TOLAC) have risks and benefits.... Read more...
Published Date02 Nov 2018
Last Updated02 Feb 2021
Breech presentation is when the fetus is lying longitudinally and its buttocks, foot or feet are presenting instead of its head... Read more...
Published Date13 Nov 2019
Last Updated17 Feb 2023
Governance Health Services and practitioners are governed by State and national frameworks and standards for practice (Appendix 1.) Health services should provide planned care to pregnant women using a... Read more...
Published Date11 Mar 2018
Last Updated05 Aug 2022
A reduction in stillbirth rates may be achieved by increasing awareness about the importance of decreased fetal movements (DFM)... Read more...
Published Date09 Nov 2018
Last Updated17 Feb 2021
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with the onset or first recognition during pregnancy... Read more...
Published Date18 Jun 2019
Last Updated24 May 2022
Introduction - definition Group B streptococcus (GBS) Practice points GBS is a transient bacterium that is commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract, vagina and urethra in 15-25% of pregnant women... Read more...
Published Date18 May 2021
Last Updated16 Jun 2021

Clinical guidance

As evidence relating to the benefits and safety of homebirth grows, this guidance provides practical advice for Victorian maternity and neonatal care providers to support, sustain and expand safe homebirth.

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