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Frimley Health clinical guidelines

Our clinical guidelines are available for you to understand our care pathways and to support you to make decisions.

Accepted abbreviations to be used in the maternity department
Acute uterine inversion (Management of)
Admission to neonatal unit
Antenatal care and booking
Antenatal and Newborn Screening
Antenatal fetal heart rate monitoring
Antepartum Haemorrhage (APH)
Babies born at the threshold of viability
Babies who are accidentally dropped in hospital
BCG Guidelines for Frimley Health
Birth choices after caesarean birth
Breastfeeding policy parents guide
Breech Presentation
Caesarean Section (including Enhanced Recovery)
Care of the infant with tongue-tie
Care of women in labour
Care for women who refuse blood products in pregnancy and the postnatal period
Care of women with obesity in pregnancy
Cervical stitch  (cerclage) for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancy
Cord prolapse
Cup and Syringe Feeding Guideline for Neonates
Detection and follow up of fetal abnormaility
Deterioration in pregnant or recently delivered women: Recognition and use of the modified early obstetric warning system (MEOWS)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Diagnosis and management of polyhydramnios
Expressing colostrum in the antenatal period
External cephalic version (ECV)
Fetal monitoring including fetal blood sampling
Female genital mutilation (FGM)
FGR in low risk women assessment
Genital Herpes in pregnancy
Guidance on managing feeding for babies who are formula fed
Guidance on weight loss in term healthy breastfed infants
Guidelines for the use of essential oils in midwifery clinical practice
Guideline on the use of Moxibustion to turn the breech baby
Handling and storage of Expressed Breast Milk (EBM) in the Maternity Department
HIV in pregnancy
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
Immediate care of newborn
Induction of labour
Infant feeding policy
Infectious disease screening
Intrapartum and postpartum bladder care
Intrauterine death (from 24 weeks of gestation)
Iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy
Late fetal loss 16-23 week gestation
management of swabs, instruments and needles within the maternity unit
Maternal death guidance for health professionals
Maternal collapse in pregnancy and the puerperium
Maternity risk management strategy
Maternity services record keeping guideline
Mid trimester termination for fetal abnormality
Multiple pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) and hyperemesis gravidarum (HG)
Neonatal Hepatitis B vaccination (antenatal and neonatal screening)
Neonatal Hypoglycaemia (management on maternity wards)
Neonatal pulse oximetry screening guideline
Newborn blood spot screening
Newborn hearing screening pathway for babies in Frimley Park and Wexham Park Hospitals
Newborn hearing screening priority 1 pathway
Newborn hearing Screening referrals for babies within FHFT: Guidance for medical staff / Referral Form
Newborn Hearing Screening Programme – Immediate Referral Pathway
Newborn hearing screening NICU/SCBU Pathway
Newborn Hearing Screening Programme - 8 month Targeted Follow-up Pathway
Newborn life support
Obstetric Cholestasis (OC)
Operational Policy for Birth Centres
Operative vaginal delivery
Oral intake in labour and prior to caesarean section
Pre-term labour
Perinatal mental health
perineal trauma
Placenta praevia/accreta
Policy for babies sharing their mother's bed while in hospital
Policy on cleaning and storage of breast milk collection kits
Post partum Haemorrhage (PPH)
Postnatal care of the mother and baby
Postnatal visits in the community
Pregnant women with epilepsy
Prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM)
Preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes (PPROM)
Prevention of Group B Streptococcal (GBS) infection
Reduced fetal movements
Retained placenta
Sepsis in maternity
Shoulder dystocia
Sickle cell and thalassemia
Sickle cell disease in pregnancy
Skin to skin contact and initiating a close relationship for all mothers and babies in hospital
Substance misuse in pregnancy
Taking a deceased baby home
Term healthy breastfeeding infant who is reluctant to feed
The use of complementary therapy for prolonged pregnancy guideline
Thromboprophylaxis and treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in pregnancy and puerperium
Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy
Transitional Care Unit (TCU) Operational Policy
Treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy and postpartum including ferinject
Use of the pool for labour and birth
Uterine rupture (Management of)