Community Midwifery Program

All guidelines must be read in conjunction with the Disclaimer

New and Updated Guidelines

Clinical guidelines under review remain the current endorsed clinical guideline until the review is complete.

Antenatal Care

Date Reviewed
Absence of Fetal Heart- Antepartum- see O&G guideline: Perinatal Loss
Antenatal Care Flowchart - refer to CMP Procedure manual
Antenatal care Subsequent Appointments
January 2016
Antepartum Haemorrhage- refer to O&G APH guideline
EPDS and Perinatal Mental Health
March 2019
GBS Screening- refer to O&G GBS guideline
VBAC and Risk Model Flowchart - refer to CMP Procedure manual

Intrapartum Care

Date Reviewed
Absence of fetal heart during labour-- see O&G guideline: Perinatal Loss

BBA April 2020
Leaving Mother and Baby after the Birth April 2020
Retained Placenta May 2016
Labour: First Stage and Second Stage- refer to O&G guidelines

Obstetric Emergencies

Date Reviewed
Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) at Home with CMP - Access through Restricted Area Guidelines (HealthPoint only) December 2017

Postnatal Care

Date Reviewed
Maternal Observations April 2020

Neonatal observations and care- refer to O&G 'Neonatal Care' guideline

Maternal infections- refer to KEMH guideline for 'Infection in Obstetrics (Chorioamnionitis and Postpartum infection)'


Standard Protocols

Date Reviewed
Definition: A comprehensive set of rigid criteria outlining the management steps for a single clinical condition or aspects of organisation
Non-compliance of client with CMP midwifery standard of practice  March 2019
Clinical Handover - refer to CMP Procedure manual

Demand and Diversion March 2020
CMP Inclusion Criteria for Risk Model of Care Sept 2019
CMP Inclusion Criteria at Booking: Protocol and Procedure (previously called Homebirth Inclusion Criteria) Sept 2019
CMP Models of Care Sept 2019
Use of Complementary Therapies- Refer to O&G 'Pain Management' guideline

Structured Administration Supply Arrangements

The SASA's have recently moved to the new SASA section of the Pharmacy Guidelines page (available to WA Health employees through Healthpoint)