Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Women at low risk of complications during labour are given the choice of all 4 birth settings and information about local birth outcomes.

Statement 2 Women in established labour have one-to-one care and support from an assigned midwife.

Statement 3 This statement has been removed. For more details, see update information.

Statement 4 Women at low risk of complications who have cardiotocography because of concern arising from intermittent auscultation have the cardiotocograph removed if the trace is normal for 20 minutes.

Statement 5 Women at low risk of complications are not offered amniotomy or oxytocin if labour is progressing normally.

Statement 6 Women do not have the cord clamped earlier than 1 minute after the birth unless there is concern about cord integrity or the baby's heartbeat.

Statement 7 Women have skin-to-skin contact with their babies after the birth.