Antenatal care (CG62)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'antenatal care'
This guidance updates and replaces NICE clincal guideline 6 (published in October 2003).
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- the routine care that all healthy women can expect to receive during their pregnancy.
It does not specifically look at:
- women who are pregnant with more than one baby, women with certain medical conditions or women who develop a health problem during their pregnancy.
The recommendations about smoking in pregnancy in section 1.3.10 of this guideline have been further developed in ‘How to stop smoking in pregnancy and following childbirth’ (NICE public health guidance 26). We have removed the following recommendation from the antenatal care guideline, as well as the quick reference guide and information for patients.
22.214.171.124 Women who are unable to quit smoking during pregnancy should be encouraged to reduce smoking.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: antenatal care
This page was last updated: 13 February 2014
- Web format
- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline
- CG62: Gofal cyn-enedigol rheolaidd ar gyfer merched beichiog iach - Deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 07 March 2011 - 20 March 2011
Review decision date: May 2011
Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list.
Next review date: TBC
Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Clinical audit tool
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Slide set
- Complications in pregnancy: online educational tool
See this guidance in practice
The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.