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Consensus Statements

The purpose of the NZCOM Consensus Statements are to provide women, midwives and the maternity services with the profession’s position on any given situation. The following is a list of the Consensus Statements currently available to download or a full set can be purchased by contacting the College. Please note that changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act on 1 July mean that the prescribing statements are in the process of being updated. It is anticipated that new statements will be ratified at the NZCOM AGM in August 2014.

Alcohol and Pregnancy Artificial Rupture of Membranes
Breastfeeding Cervical Screening
Complementary Therapies Cord Blood Banking
Facilitating the Birth of the Placenta Family Violence
Fetal Wellbeing Assesment during Pregnancy Gestational Diabetes
HIV Screening Immunisation
Infant Feeding in Natural Disasters Informed Consent
Laboratory Testing and Screening Mentoring
Midwives Using Ultrasound Normal Birth
Oral Health Prescribing
Prescribing and administration of Narcotic Analgesia in Labour
Prescribing of drugs unapproved for use in Maternity Care or for the Newborn Roles and Responsibilities
Safe Sleeping Sexually Transmitted Infections
The Role of Non-regulated Support People The use of Water during Labour and Birth
Vaginal Birth after Caesarean Section Vitamin K