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National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral - 3rd Edition Issue 2 (2014)

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National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral - 3rd Edition Issue 2 (2014)

The Guidelines provide information to assist midwives to integrate evidence with experience (clinical judgment) in providing midwifery care and to assist midwives in their discussions with women regarding the suitability of different maternity care options. The Guidelines are not intended as a guide to the most appropriate place for birth. They are also not designed to be prescriptive. As such they should not be interpreted and/or used as a substitute for an individual midwife’s decision-making and judgment in situations where care has been negotiated within the context of informed decision-making by a woman.

The Guidelines are available in various formats:

For your convenience, a printable version of a 'Record of Understanding' (Appendix B in The Guidelines) is also available from the list of resources below (it is advised that this form be completed when a woman chooses care outside the ACM Guidelines or against the advice of her midwife).

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