Consultation on Antenatal Care Guidelines is sought.

Submissions close 27 June 2017

Antenatal Care Guidelines

Femidist blogAntenatal Care Guidelines are designed to support Australian maternity services to provide high-quality, evidence-based antenatal care to healthy pregnant women.

 

In November 2010 all Health Ministers agreed to the National Maternity Services Plan which included the development of national evidence-based antenatal care guidelines.

What the Antenatal Care Guidelines cover

The Antenatal Care Guidelines cover a wide range of care including routine physical examinations, screening tests and social and lifestyle advice for women with an uncomplicated pregnancy.

Review of the Antenatal Care Guidelines

In 2015–16, an Expert Working Group (EWG) was established to guide a review of the Guidelines and was asked to identify priority  topics and research questions for inclusion in the current review. See the selected topics here.

Why the consultation?

The evidence on selected topics has been reviewed to ensure the recommendations are consistent with the latest evidence to ensure pregnant women receive high quality, evidence based antenatal care.

This consultation process is seeking feedback on the Antenatal Care Guidelines public consultation draft. It opened on May 26th 2017 and closes 27 June 2017

Femidist typingYou can make a submission via email to eac@health.gov.au.

Remember submissions close on 27 June 2017.

Learn more here

 

References and links

Antenatal Care Guidelines Review

I’m quitting sugar: Week 3- Foregoing Fructose is not Fun

… when we’re not consuming large amounts of fructose our appetite hormones recalibrate.

Quitting Sugar: Week 3. Fructose

Today marks the end of week three of my formal journey to quit sugar following Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar (IQS) program. This has without a doubt been the hardest week of all so far. Continue reading “I’m quitting sugar: Week 3- Foregoing Fructose is not Fun”

Buy Swap Sell: Things that make me smile.

Shoes: brand new, never worn, just a bit scuffed.

Buy Swap Sell

Buy Swap and Sell sites have become so popular with the rise of social media that I would say they are now more common than newspaper classifieds and community notice boards. Continue reading “Buy Swap Sell: Things that make me smile.”

I’m Quitting sugar: Week two is not as much fun

I am not in a good mood and my thoughts feel a little fuzzy

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I found my first week of the I Quit Sugar (IQS) program a breeze and wondered what all the fuss was about but I have to admit week two has not been as much fun. Continue reading “I’m Quitting sugar: Week two is not as much fun”

My husband wont let me have a homebirth.

It is not your husband/partner’s place to give or deny you permission to make decisions about your body.

MY HUSBAND WONT LET ME HAVE A HOME BIRTH

I write article in response to a post posted by a woman about her husband. He wont “let her have a home birth. My first unfiltered response is to get rid of the husband.

Here follows my second, filtered response. Continue reading “My husband wont let me have a homebirth.”

Protective Behaviours Australia: A personal safety program

Protective Behaviours can be used by children, young people and adults to help keep themselves safe and work towards reducing violence in the community.

 Protective Behaviours Australia

Anyone who follows me on facebook will have noticed me posting links from Protective Behaviours Australia,  a personal safety program education and empowering people to be safe in our community.

Violence against women and children is a topic close to me heart and soul and I make no apologies for my zealous contribution to making society safer for women and children.

I love the posts by Protective Behaviours Australia and will continue to share them. Here is a bit about the organisation.

Protective Behaviours Mission

… is to reduce the incidence of abuse and violence in the community through empowerment and education.

The two Central Themes of Protective Behaviours are:

Protective Behaviours

 

 

Safety

Safety, in the context of Protective Behaviours, identifies how a person feels when they are safe and how they recognise that safety. This skill is important as it enables a person to identify when they may be feeling unsafe. Safety is defined by the individual.

Protective Behaviours

Want More?

Check out the PBA website here.

Protective Behaviour state by state

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