Clinical Guidelines

Before a doctor, nurse or any healthcare practitioner can examine or treat you, they usually need your consent or permission. This could simply mean following their suggestions, such as the doctor asking you if they can take your blood pressure and you position your arm so they can do the task.

Clinical Guideline Resources

Clinical Guidelines

The Pregnancy Care Clinical Practice Guidelines (Australian Government Department of Health

The Guidelines were developed to help ensure that women in Australia are provided with consistent, high- quality, evidence-based maternity care. The Guidelines are intended for all health professionals who contribute to pregnancy care including midwives, obstetricians, general practitioners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and allied health professionals.

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Clinical Guidelines

Support for expectant parents through Down Syndrome Queensland

Referrals to Down Syndrome Queensland’s prenatal support can be made online for health care professionals supporting families who are undergoing prenatal testing and / or have received high chance results.

Prenatal Support

Clinical Guidelines

Down Syndrome Australia’s New Parent Information Pack & online referral options when supporting new families

This suite of resources, developed by Down Syndrome Australia, is specifically designed for families who have just had a baby with Down syndrome. There is also the option of an online referral form to arrange for the local Down Syndrome Association to make contact with the family.

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