Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Women who are being offered induction of labour are given personalised information about the benefits and risks for them and their babies, and the alternatives to induction.

Statement 2 Women only have their labour induced as outpatients if safety and support procedures are in place.

Statement 3 Women who have their labour induced have access to pain relief that is appropriate to their level of pain and to the type of pain relief they request.

Statement 4 Pregnant women discuss the option of vaginal examination for membrane sweeping at their antenatal appointments after 39 weeks of pregnancy.