Pregnancy and complex social factors (CG110)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'pregnancy and complex social factors'
The care that women should be offered during pregnancy is outlined in NICE clinical guideline 62 ('Antenatal care'). However, pregnant women with complex social factors may need additional support to use antenatal care services. This guideline describes how access to care can be improved, how contact with antenatal carers can be maintained, the additional support and consultations that are required and the additional information that should be offered to pregnant women with complex social factors.
Examples of complex social factors include:
- substance misuse;
- recent arrival as a migrant;
- asylum seeker or refugee status;
- difficulty speaking or understanding English;
- age under 20;
- domestic abuse;
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: pregnancy and complex social factors
This page was last updated: 26 September 2013
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- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
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- CG110 Helpu merched beichiog i wneud y defnydd gorau o wasanaethau gofal cynenedigol: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Baseline assessment tool
- Costing statement
- Data collection tool
- Guide to resources
- Slide set
- Complications in pregnancy: online educational tool
- Raising sensitive issues - a training package for maternity settings
- CG110 Pregnancy and complex social factors: service descriptions
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