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This web page provides links to information and tools for midwives and other maternity clinicians on drug use and pregnancy and to support services that may be beneficial for their clients.
Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pregnancy Care
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Australian Government Department of Health
National guidelines for healthcare providers in the provision of evidence-based maternity care in Australia
South Australian Department of Health
South Australian Perinatal Practices Guidelines – Substance use in Pregnancy
Guidelines for the health care providers supporting women with substance use issues during pregnancy.
Government of Western Australia
Antenatal Shared Care Guidelines for General Practitioners
Guidelines for general practitioners and other maternity care providers involved in low-risk pregnancies for women in Western Australia.
National Alcohol and Drug Research Centre
Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: A guide for primary health care professionals
Guidelines to assist maternity care clinicians in identifying pregnant women who use alcohol and other drugs and responding to the needs of these women and their babies.
NSW Ministry of Health
Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use During Pregnancy Birth and the Postnatal Period
Guidelines providing best practice advice to health professionals supporting pregnant women with alcohol and other drug use issues.
Queensland Department of Health
Queensland Clinical Guidelines: Perinatal substance use: maternal [PDF]
Guidelines for health professionals in Queensland providing best practice advice in the management of alcohol and drug use during pregnancy.
World Health Organisation
Guidelines for the identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy
Guidelines for health professionals that provide best practice advice in the management of alcohol and drug use during pregnancy, birth and early years.
Better Health Channel
Pregnancy—medication, drugs and alcohol
This website provides information for pregnant women on the effects of other drug use during pregnancy and provides advice about where to find support for problematic drug use.
Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy
Information for parents regarding drug and alcohol services in Western Australia
Royal Hospital for Women
Mothersafe provide a free telephone service to women in NSW to discuss alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy.
The Royal Women’s Hospital
Women with alcohol and drug problems
The Women's Alcohol and Drug Service provides support to pregnant women in Victoria with alcohol and other drug issues during pregnancy.
Australian Drug Information Network
Help and support services
A directory of alcohol and other drug services across Australia
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
Information on types of alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs and contact information for services across Australia. Not pregnancy specific.
NSW Users and AIDS Association
Just For Women: A NSW Drug & Alcohol Service Directory
A directory of service supporting women who use alcohol and other drugs. Not pregnancy specific.
Supporting Pregnant Women Who Use Alcohol or Other Drugs: a review of the evidence
These guidelines provide evidence regarding the risks of alcohol consumption for the Australian population. They include a chapter on pregnancy and breastfeeding and alcohol consumption.
Substance Use in Pregnancy [PDF]
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists position statement that provides a summary of the issue of alcohol use in pregnancy as well as links to other resources for health professionals.
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