Intrapartum care (CG55)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'intrapartum care'
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- healthy women who are giving birth at 37-42 weeks (known as 'term').
It does not specifically look at women
- who are giving birth before 37 weeks
- whose unborn baby is not growing properly
- who have conditions such as pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy) or diabetes, or infections such as group B streptococcus, HIV or genital herpes virus
- who are having more than one baby
- who need a caesarean section
This guideline is an update of the Electronic fetal monitoring (Guideline C) issued in May 2001 and a partial update of Induction of labour (Guideline D) issued in June 2001
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: intrapartum care
This page was last updated: 25 October 2013
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- CG55 Gofalu am ferched a'u babanod yn ystod y cyfnod esgor: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 17 January 2011 - 30 January 2011
Following the recent review recommendation, an update of this guideline is currently in the process of being scheduled into the work programme. Details of any update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage.
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