Red Book undergoes revamp with new sections on first antenatal visit, anxiety and gambling

Professor Danielle Mazza says the updated guidelines had an expanded focus on women's health in particular.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Professor Danielle Mazza.

Routine screening for thyroid disease and proteinuria in pregnant women during each antenatal visit is no longer recommended, according to the latest edition of the RACGP’s Red Book.

Instead, GPs are advised to take a case-finding approach in at-risk women and only continue testing for proteinuria beyond the first visit if there is concern for pre-eclampsia.