Less is best, says national antenatal guide

Women with uncomplicated pregnancies will see their doctor less often and be subjected to fewer investigations, under Australia's first-ever national guidelines on antenatal care.

The guidelines, a landmark four-year undertaking, say 10 visits are enough for an uncomplicated first pregnancy and seven for uncomplicated subsequent pregnancies.

Screening for hepatitis C and vitamin D deficiency, meanwhile, needn't be