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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. The New Zealand College of Midwives also works closely with health professionals from various disciplines and have a number of multi-disciplinary guidelines available to ensure best practice.

Alcohol and Pregnancy Artificial Rupture of Membranes Breastfeeding
Cervical Smear Taking 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 Emergencies and Disasters Informed Consent Laboratory Testing and Screening
Mentoring Midwife Prescribing Midwives Using Ultrasound
Normal Birth Oral Health Prescribing and administration of opioid analgesia in labour
Prescribing of drugs unapproved for use in Maternity Care or for the Newborn Reducing the risk of developing pre-eclampsia Roles and Responsibilities in a Hospital Setting
Safe Sleeping Sexually Transmitted Infections Social Media
The Role of Non-regulated Support People The use of Water during Labour and Birth Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)
Vaginal Birth after Caesarean Section Vitamin K

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