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Best Practice Guidelines for referrals to Sonographers

To optimise the care of pregnant women, it makes sense to offer scanning by a sonographer only…

Clinical management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease

Version 4,  18 May 2020

COVID-19 and Neonatal Resuscitation

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Algorithm for pregnancy in the COVID-19 pandemic

FIGO consensus guidelines on placenta accreta spectrum disorders: Introduction

FIGO Consensus Guidelines on Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders: Introduction

FIGO Statement: Ethics Post-Abortion Care

Guidance on the use of the Janssen Ad26.COV2.S (COVID-19) vaccine in pregnant and lactating women

Guidelines for cervical cancer screening in South Africa (2017)

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Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in Obs & Gynae

November 2018

Infection Control Measures for COVID-19 in the Labour Suite and Neonatal Unit

Two important fundamental principles have been re- peatedly emphasized concerning maternal coronavirus infection during pregnancy. First, limited available evi- dence suggests that the coronavirus (SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2) is unlikely to be transmitted vertically from mothers to babies (even in preterm infants) [7], though recent reports indicated that newborns could ac- quire SARS-CoV-2 infection postnatally within days after birth. Secondly, maternal SARS or COVID-19 infection per se should not be an indication for early delivery. The timing and mode of delivery should solely be determined by the maternal respiratory status (e.g., progressive dete- rioration with increasing need for oxygen supplementa- tion, escalation of ventilatory support due to increasing fetal size with splinting of diaphragmatic movement, and restriction of chest expansion in compromised infected lungs, resulting in respiratory failure), and obstetric indications.