Quality standard

Update information

Update information

Minor changes since publication

September 2022: Changes were made to the definition of 'foods that should be avoided or limited in pregnancy' in statement 1 to clarify that raw or partially cooked eggs do not need to be avoided if they are produced under the British Lion and Laid in Britain food safety schemes.

July 2022: Amendments were made to quality statements 3 and 6 to reflect changes to the Healthy Start scheme, which now uses prepaid cards rather than vouchers.

August 2021: Recommendation numbers, references and links to source guidance have been updated to align statements 1 and 3 with the updated NICE guideline on antenatal care. Data sources and references have been updated throughout.