Quality standard

List of quality statements

List of quality statements

Statement 1 Pregnant women are supported to access antenatal care, ideally by 10 weeks 0 days.

Statement 2 Pregnant women are cared for by a named midwife throughout their pregnancy.

Statement 3 Pregnant women have a complete record of the minimum set of antenatal test results in their hand-held maternity notes.

Statement 4 Pregnant women with a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or more at the booking appointment are offered personalised advice from an appropriately trained person on healthy eating and physical activity.

Statement 5 Pregnant women who smoke are referred to an evidence-based stop smoking service at the booking appointment.

Statement 6 Pregnant women are offered testing for gestational diabetes if they are identified as at risk of gestational diabetes at the booking appointment.

Statement 7 Risk assessment – pre-eclampsia. This statement has been removed. For more details see update information.

Statement 8 Pregnant women at intermediate risk of venous thromboembolism at the booking appointment have specialist advice provided about their care.

Statement 9 Pregnant women at high risk of venous thromboembolism at the booking appointment are referred to a specialist service.

Statement 10 Pregnant women are offered fetal anomaly screening in accordance with current UK National Screening Committee programmes.

Statement 11 Pregnant women with an uncomplicated singleton breech presentation at 36 weeks or later (until labour begins) are offered external cephalic version.

Statement 12 Nulliparous pregnant women are offered a vaginal examination for membrane sweeping at their 40- and 41-week antenatal appointments, and parous pregnant women are offered this at their 41-week appointment.