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NICE Multiple Pregnancy (update): draft scope consultation

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This guideline will update the NICE guideline on Multiple pregnancy: antenatal 5 care for twin and triplet pregnancies (CG129), and will also be used to update the NICE quality standard for 10 Multiple pregnancy: twin and triplet pregnancies (QS46).

The surveillance process identified that the topic of intrapartum care related to multiple pregnancy should be added.

The consultation will close on 3/10/17

Download the consultation documents and surveillance review from here


Clinical guideline CG156 updated. Fertility problems: assessment and treatment


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This NICE guideline covers diagnosing and treating fertility problems. It aims to reduce variation in practice and improve the way fertility problems are investigated and managed.

In September 2017, we stood down section 1.7 in this guideline as it has been superseded by publication of the NICE guideline on endometriosis

View the updated guideline here

NICE Clinical Guideline CG192 (update): Antenatal and postnatal mental health

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This NICE guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating mental health problems in women who are planning to have a baby, are pregnant, or have had a baby or been pregnant in the past year. It covers depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, drug- and alcohol-use disorders and severe mental illness (such as psychosis, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia). It promotes early detection and good management of mental health problems to improve women’s quality of life during pregnancy and in the year after giving birth.

In August 2017, we added footnotes to recommendations 1.2.3, 1.4.27, 1.4.28 and 1.4.29 with a link to the MHRA toolkit on the risks of valproate medicines in female patients. We also updated a crosslink in recommendation 1.8.23 to link to the NICE guideline on violence and aggression. Footnotes were also added to recommendations 1.4.17 and 1.9.9 advising people that the UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory is available as an additional resource when seeking advice about specific drugs.

Download the updated guidance here

Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies – NICE CG190 update

NICE Guidance on Intrapartum Care for Healthy Women and Babies (CG190) has been updated.

February 2017: The evidence has been reviewed for the sections on measuring fetal heart rate as part of the initial assessment and on fetal monitoring during labour. Recommendations for which the evidence was reviewed are labelled [2017]. Recommendations were added or amended, or the committee agreed that no changes were needed to the recommended actions.

View the full guideline here

NICE Guidance CG62 Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies updated

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NICE Guidance on antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies has been updated with a footnote:

January 2017: A footnote was added to recommendation linking to the NICE diagnostics guidance on high-throughput non-invasive prenatal testing for fetal RHD genotype (DG25).

To read or download the full document click here