Antenatal care

NICE guidelines [CG62] Published date:

Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 07 March 2011 - 20 March 2011

Review decision date: May 2011

Review decision: 

Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list. 

Next review date: TBC

This guidance has been partially updated by PH56 Vitamin D: increasing supplement use among at-risk groups

This guidance updates and replaces NICE clincal guideline 6 (published in October 2003).

The advice in the NICE guideline covers:

  • the routine care that all healthy women can expect to receive during their pregnancy.

It does not specifically look at:

  • women who are pregnant with more than one baby, women with certain medical conditions or women who develop a health problem during their pregnancy.

Recommendation 1.3.2.4 was updated in November 2014 to take into account Vitamin D: increasing supplement use among at-risk groups NICE guideline PH56.

  • The recommendations about smoking in pregnancy in section 1.3.10 of this guideline have been further developed in ‘How to stop smoking in pregnancy and following childbirth’ (NICE public health guidance 26). We have removed the following recommendation from the antenatal care guideline, as well as the quick reference guide and information for patients.

    1.3.10.7 Women who are unable to quit smoking during pregnancy should be encouraged to reduce smoking.

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