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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

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.

Maternal and Neonatal Health(MNH) COVID-19

All relevant resources for managing the pregnant woman during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.

Maternal and newborn care guidelines

The National Department of Health approved these guidelines for distribution. They have also been endorsed by
the National Committee for Confidential Enquiry into Maternal
Deaths (NCCEMD), the National Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committee (NaPeMMCo),
the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (SASOG), the Society of
Midwives of South Africa (SOMSA) and the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists
(SASA).