Review decision date: January 2015

Review decision: 

Following the recent surveillance review which checks the need to update CG37, this guideline should not be updated at this time. The update of the genital tract sepsis section of the guideline is to be taken forward through the development of the sepsis guideline (anticipated publication date July 2016)

CG37 will be checked again for update at its scheduled time point according to the methods described here 

Next review date: June 2016

This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care of women and their babies in the first 6–8 weeks after birth. Recommendations on co-sleeping and sudden infant death syndrome were updated in 2014 and cover the first year of an infant's life.